Winter Nail Care
During the colder months, it is important to give your nails some extra TLC. This will help prolong your manicure and prevent lifting and breakages. If you’re looking for some tips and tricks for winter nail care, this blog post is a must read for you.
Oil, oil, oil. This is your daily reminder to oil those cuticles. Using cuticle oil regularly has multiple benefits, including keeping your nails hydrated. This time of year, with the colder weather and central heating on more, your natural nails will dry out quicker. Without regular care, your cuticles can become dry and damaged, meaning your nails will be too! Think about everything you expose your hands and nails to on a daily basis: water, the sun, cold weather, and not forgetting the multiple products you use. All this adds up to create a nightmare environment for your cuticles and nails. Applying a cuticle oil can help to stimulate nail growth and promote stronger nails, protecting them from the elements they’re exposed to.
Vitamins. A healthy, balanced and varied diet is important for getting all the key nutrients that the body needs to help you look and feel your best. There are certain nutrients that help to keep your nails on top form. You should be able to get all of these nutrients through food, but if you're worried your diet may be lacking some of them then you may want to consider taking a supplement. Biotin supplements are what I have found help strengthen brittle nails best.
Shorter nails. With the winter bringing with it more brittle nails, it’s wise to keep your nails a little shorter to avoid snags and breaks.
Wrap up warm. Keeping your nails protected from the elements is one of the most effective steps you can take to prevent damage from happening in the first place. Not only are nails physically shielded from breaking, but they’re also protected from the cold air and wet winter weather that can remove vital oils.
A little bit of daily maintenance goes a long way in maintaining longevity of your nails. After all, “Your hands never take a day off, so look after them”.
Written by Lauren Hill