Taking care you Nails & cuticles this winter

February 1st, 2019

Taking care you Nails and cuticles this winter Taking care of your nails and cuticles this winter:

Winter is an excellent season for staying under the warm cosy blankets, plus a hot cup of chai and pakodas is bliss! But the cold temperatures make our skin dry, and lead to brittle and cracked nails, so it is important to follow a distinct beauty regimen for winter.

Why is it necessary to take care of your nails and cuticles?

The need to take care of our finger and toe nails is not just from the visual and aesthetic point of view. It is important for that well-groomed look and also to keep them germ free. The winter season can lead to many other infections if one does not take care of ones nails, hands, cuticles and fingertips.

Follow these simple steps to get healthy and beautiful nails: Keep your hands and cuticles moisturized:

Washing your hands constantly makes your nails dry and fragile. When you do gardening or dusting of the house, ensure that you have gloves on. Always wash your hands with lukewarm water and use a hand cream which restores moisture and hydrates them. Also massaging with oils which have healing properties such as Argan Oil, Coconut oil, Olive or Soy oil is helpful in repairing damages.

Further getting a Manicure and pedicure is a must if you want healthy and shiny looking nails. But do keep in mind to choose salons with technicians that have received proper training.

Choosing the right nail care products:

There is no harm when you apply nail polish to your healthy nails, but ensure that your favourite products are formaldehyde-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, toxin-free and cruelty free. While you are at it, let your nails breathe for a while, so take a break from wearing nail polish for some time as your nails and cuticles need some air and light. Always choose nail polish removers that have the goodness of Vitamins A, C, and E, otherwise they make your nails dry and prone to breakage, and limit its use to once a week at the most. Choose a moisturizer that is loaded with the goodness of amino acids such as glycine, tyrosine, lipids, and vitamins which nourish and beautify your hands and nails.

  • If you have damaged nails do fix them as soon as possible, be aware of redness, dryness, yellowness and peeling of skin or cuticles.
  • Try keeping your nails short as longer nails break easily.
  • Always file your nails in one direction to avoid breaking and chipping.
  • Make sure you are getting enough protein, calcium and vitamins through your diet for the health of your nails.
  • Make it a point to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
  • If you think you cannot afford to keep so many products at home, going to a salon or spa for nail care is a better option.

Visit the nearest O2 spa this weekend and pamper your hands and feet that work day in and day out.