Cold weather can be incredibly rough when it comes to beauty. Not only does it dry out your hair and skin, but your nails can also become brittle and prone to cracking. Today, we’re here to talk about the best way to care for your nails to keep them in the best shape possible this winter.
To keep your nails in tip-top shape and looking their absolute best, here are a few do’s and don’ts:
** Use hand lotion after each time you wash your hands throughout the day. If this is not possible, aim for at least three times per day.
** Use an ultra-moisturizing hand cream at night. This will seal in the moisture while you are sleeping. For extremely dry hands, try putting on a pair of gloves after the hand cream and sleep with them on.
** Use cuticle oil at least once a day, but twice is even better. The oil will keep your cuticles from turning into a dried-up mess.
** Keep your nails a little shorter in the winter months. Having longer nails can lead to more snags and breaks since they will already be a little more brittle than usual. Keep them trim while the winter winds are blowing.
** Use nail strengtheners. These products claim to make nails strong and hard, and they will. However, you want your nails to be strong and flexible because flexible nails don’t break as easily. Instead of using a nail strengthener, use a base coat that offers protection without making your nail too rigid.
** Use harsh soaps like those used in a hospital or doctor’s office. These will strip your nails of their natural oils and leave them brittle and prone to cracking.
** Overuse hand sanitizer. This is super drying to the nails and cuticles. If you must use it, make sure to use good cuticle oil to keep the nail beds moisturized.
Don’t neglect your nails this winter. Come see us at TRU Salon + Spa. Our team of professionals can help you with all your nail care needs. Give us a call at one of our two locations- Branchburg, NJ (908) 218-9878 or Warren, NJ (908) 753-9878, book online, or download the app from free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.