Colder temperatures can bring dry nails and cuticles. Since the dry air of Autumn and Winter is especially rough on hands, it’s a good idea to have a weatherproofing plan right at your fingertips. Slipping on mittens is one way to shield your nails, but it’s not the only solution.
At this time of year you can be constantly moving between the hot, dry air indoors and the freezing temperatures outdoors. These extremes can reduce the moisture level in your nails, leaving them dehydrated. Dried-out nails are more likely to break, split, and chip. Keep yours strong, healthy, and pretty with these tips.
- Nails are made up of flattened dead cells containing keratin, but moisturisers can make them flexible, supple, and less likely to split and break. So when you reach for that rich winter hand cream (which you should apply after every hand washing), get in the habit of moisturising your nails, too.
- If you have polish on, just massage the cream into the cuticles to help stimulate healthy nail growth.
- At night, rub on cuticle oil (olive oil also works).