Ways to take care of your nails this winter

Ways to take care of a your nails this winter

  • When selecting the perfect hand cream or lotion, look for ones with alpha hydroxy acids, lanolin or urea- all of which can aid retain moisture moisture in the skin. Moreover, a heavy-duty moisturizing cream fulled with amino acids like glycine, tyrosine, lipides, and vitamins can aid combat dryness and restore elasticity to the nail plate. If not, you can also utilize your regular winter body cream to massage onto your nails. If your nails are painted, easily massage some cream into the cuticles to aid stimulate circulation and encourage a healthy growth.

  • Constantly washing and drying your hands during the winter can robs your nails of their natural moisture, thereby leaving them brittle. It’s great to wear gloves while engaging in household chores to protect them from repeatedly getting wet. You can even  wear gloves while sleeping at night to aid your skin and nails retain some moisture. In case you don’t have gloves, after you’ve washed your hands, massage any of your favorite oils, like  coconut, olive or soy, onto your wet nails, and then let them dry off naturally.

  • The great  way to show some TLC to your nails, is by soaking them once a week in lukewarm water for no more than ten minutes, post which coat them with cuticle oil. To aid retain the moisture, it’s advised to slip on a pair cotton gloves for at least an hour for best results. Before stepping into a hot shower, slather a generous amount of oil onto a your nails and cuticles. While you are showering, softly massage the oil in for at least a some minutes.

  • It’s vital that you let your nails breathe so take a break from wearing nail polish each once in a while. You never know, the chemicals in the polish could actually be weakening a your nails. While at it, even make sure that your nail polish remover doesn’t include acetone as it can further dry and damage your nails. If it does, limit your utilize to once a week at the most.

  • Consider keeping your nails short as longer nails improves the chances of them breaking. Always file your nails in one direction to ignore breaking and chipping. Don’t file your nails quickly after washing your hands or taking a shower as wet nails tend to break easily.

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