Tis the season for great food, great
company – and brittle, cracked nails.
As pretty as it is to watch the snow
fall gently onto rooftops bordered in lights, winter is hard on our bodies, and
paying a little extra attention to our nail care routines is important.
We’re sharing some tips today on
things you should probably be doing for your nails year-round anyway, and
others that are especially for cold weather nail care.
1. A naked nail
is a sad nail.
Think of it
as a coat of armour for your nails. When your nails aren’t protected by a base
coat, a polish, or a top coat, they’re more likely to break and peel because
they’re exposed to just about everything, including water – the number one
enemy of a good manicure. When your nails absorb water, they get bloated, which
can push out the natural, good oils for your nails. So if you’re likely to do
things like shower or wash your dishes, you should be protecting your nails to
seal out the water, and keep out any other harsh pollutants.
already know to moisturize your skin and condition your hair to make it through
the winter months, but did you know it’s equally as important for your nails?
Maintain moisture in both your nails and your cuticles to prevent splitting,
peeling, and breaking nails. This can also help with painful hangnails. A good
moisture strategy is to use hand lotion multiple times a day, particularly
after you’ve finished washing your hands or getting them wet. Apply a cuticle
oil in the evenings, because nail health is all about cuticle health! Cuticles
actually work to shield and protect nails as they grow, blocking bacteria and
other not so fun stuff from invading the nail bed. Leave it on overnight, and
moisturize at night too, to seal in all of that moisture!
3. Replace the
moisture in the air with a humidifier.
of the benefits humidifiers have to dry skin, but that warm, moist air will
help breathe life back into your nails too! Some are even meant for adding
stress relieving essential oils that diffuse into the air. Bonus!
4. Mittens are
A good pair
of warm mittens will protect your nails from the cold, dry air and will help
keep in all of that moisture you’re working so hard to retain! Plus, they’re
5. File your
cracks in your nails are what lead to tears, snags, or breaks. Gently filing
your nails a couple of times a week makes sure those edges stay smooth and your
nails stay perfect!
you, we’ve got everything you need for beautiful, healthy nails this winter
right in our
Natural Shine Nail Kit,
and we’re giving THREE away!
easy! Head on over to our
Facebook or Instagram pages, LIKE the giveaway post, TAG a friend with your favourite tip from this
article, and FILL out your entry using this link:
Contest closes November 26. Good luck!
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