It is no secret the harsh effects that the cold weather can have on your skin, but it seems this chill can be a bit too intense for your nails as well. It is important to adjust both your skin and nail care for the changing seasons and this does not just mean embracing the dark shades of winter.
A regular manicure and pedicure from Vada Spa and Laser Center is your best solution, but your nails are no match against the chapping and dehydration due to the cold weather. However, there are a few methods that can reduce the gravity of deterioration and perhaps completely avoid it all together. To avoid breakage and discoloration, you should cover your nails with a protective shield.
The easiest and most effective way to avoid the conditions of cold air and cold water, is to always dry your hands and nails after washing them. Using lukewarm water is a much better option than cold, since water can deprive nails of their natural moisture. Nails can become sensitive and can chip without the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Invest in a natural or cosmetic moisturizer that will hydrate and nourish your nails, maintaining a smooth and spotless condition. Apply lotion separately to each finger and after each bath for proper application and the desired effect. This includes your toenails too!
A healthy diet is always a great way to avoid brittle nails, especially when you have enough protein to stimulate growth and strengthening. A biotin vitamin and other folic acids can aid in nail health as well.
A good pair of gloves will help to avoid the chilly breeze on your nails and skin. You may even want to consider shorter nails for the winter to ease the basic hygiene and nourishing process.