Yes, we know. Moisturising is a somewhat obvious solution, but it doesn’t make it any less important. The thing to remember is that your nails need as much moisture as your hands do. So don’t forget to massage cream into your cuticles and nail beds as well. For extra cold days or emergency situations, you can use lip balm. It works like a charm!
We love: Milk & Honey Moisturising Hand Cream
MASSAGE YOUR CUTICLES
As mentioned above, a daily cuticle massage is necessary for healthy nails. But if you find that a cream’s not enough to treat your nails, there are other ways to nourish them. Start off with a hand scrub that removes any dry skin and then apply cuticle oil for a supple result.
We love: The One Expert Care Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen and Milk & Honey Smoothing Hand Scrub.
FILE YOUR NAILS THE RIGHT WAY
Do you ever file your nails back and forth? Don’t! This can cause breakage and peeling. So make sure you always file in one direction. Another common mistake is to cut off your cuticles instead of simply pushing them back. The latter is a much better option, as cutting can lead to infection. Also consider to switch you metal file to a softer material as it might be too harsh.
We love: The One Nail File and Buffer
GIVE YOUR NAILS A BREAK
We love manicures, but having constantly polished nails can be damaging in the long run. You see, nails soak up substances, even more so than what skin does, and this dries them out. It can also lead to discolorations, which isn’t a pretty sight. So try to take a break from polish every now and then. During the break you can treat your nails with nourishing products like a hand mask.
We love: Swedish Spa Soft Tide Hand Mask
Strong and healthy nails can also come from the inside. A supplement that is specifically designed to enhance the quality of your hair and nails can really boost their appearance. Look for ingredients like Iron, which is important for a healthy nail bed, and L-cysteine, which makes nails harder.
We love: Wellness By Oriflame Hair and Nail NutriComplex
WEAR GLOVES OUT- AND INDOORS
Gloves are a must in winter! And we don’t mean just your normal pair of cotton gloves. A set of moisturising gloves filled with NovAge Intensive Age Defence Hand Cream SPF 25 is great to have during the colder months. Just slip them on when your skin needs an extra boost or use overnight for deeper moisturization.
We love: NovAge Moisturizing Gloves