Fall has reached us. It’s time to store the flip-flops, move on to heavier clothing and deeper colors. Our nails go through a great deal when the cold weather comes around, so this is the time you must amp up your nail care regimen.
Here are some tips on how to keep your nails healthy during the winter months.
In the winter, we wear gloves and forego the open-toe shoes for a cute pair of ankle boots. Even though people don’t see our nails as much, that doesn’t mean we should neglect them. Regular manicures and pedicures are essential to overall nail health.
Many experts suggest you should apply lotion to your hands at least three times a day. The winter season is notorious for wreaking havoc on our skin, so lotion is one of the essential habits to obtain.
Our skin dries out during the winter months, and that’s because the humidity levels are low. This dehydration extends to our nails, and they suffer. Adding an excellent cuticle oil to your daily routine will help you battle this seasonal pest. Just ask our experts technicians for the right product for you.
Thicker creams will soak into your skin while you sleep, which is why lotions with this type of consistency are best used at night. You can keep a jar of your favorite brand on your nightstand next to your glass of water and smartphone. Getting into regular lotion habits is easy when you put them in an easy-to-access space.
At this point, you already know the problems winter can cause due to the lack of moisture in the air. Getting more water into your system is a great idea and an inexpensive way to provide your body with extra fluids.
Water does so much to keep us healthy besides keeping our skin and nails hydrated. It helps with digestion and regulates your body temperature too.
Wearing socks all day long creates even more places for moisture to escape, which is why regular pedicures are a must during the winter. Our technicians will help with ingrown toenails and keep your heels safe from cracking. You can forgo the color if you like, but don’t skimp the pampering.
Speaking of socks, take some of that thick cream we talked about earlier and put some on your feet before you put your socks on. If you can, let your feet soak it up a bit, so the socks don’t wipe it off. This will create a layer of moisture on your feet and keep them soft.
Our feet might hide in the winter, but that’s no reason to forget how they feel after a great pedicure. And our nails shouldn’t lose out just because our feet go into shoes and boots. Take care of your nails, and they’ll take care of you.