Winter Nail Care
Your skin isn’t the only thing struggling when the temperatures drop. Your nails and cuticles react to the cold as well, but there are ways that you can combat the higher rates of nail breakage!
Seems like an easy one, right? If moisturizing is part of your everyday routine already, that’s great! But you definitely have to increase your focus on this component of self-care during the winter months. You’re cooking, you’re cleaning, you’re hosting, you’re avoiding the winter illnesses circulating… basically you’re in a constant state of washing your hands and re-exposing them to the elements without proper care and coverage. To avoid brittle nails, keep your hands and nails moisturized. Keep a small bottle of lotion on hand at all times, and don’t be afraid to put extra throughout the day.
For cleaning and washing, use gloves! Buy a box of disposable gloves and keep them in your kitchen. Avoid cracked skin on your hands and over-softening of your nails with this tip.
Also, find gloves to wear at night. Apply a hefty amount of softening hand lotion or an overnight hand mask to your hands and then put the gloves on. While you sleep, the lotion and gloves will get to work! You can literally snooze your hands and nails to a healthier state.