Here's How to Winter-Proof Your Nails

Here's How to Winter-Proof Your Nails

It’s kind of sad how many of us neglect our feet during the winter season. Maybe it’s all of the cute boots that we buy to keep them covered, but there’s a tendency to let some of our pedicure appointments lapse and to not use our pumice stone quite as much. And our fingernails? Between all of the holiday cooking and gloves and mittens wearing, sometimes they don’t get a ton of attention either.

The reality is there is no time of year when we should let up on providing our nails with a little TLC. As for the winter season, due to the cold weather, snow and ice and harsh winds, our hands and feet could use some extra-special treatment.

If you’ve never given much thought to winter-proofing your nails, hopefully these tips will inspire you to take good care of them, and to pass the info along so that your friends’ nails can be on point too.

1. Soak Them In Warm Water

Winter weather tends to zap the moisture right out of our skin, hair and nails. Hydrate your nails by soaking them in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes, 1-2 times each week. Add a few drops of olive or sweet almond oil to the water. It will soften your cuticles and nourish your nails. On your jam-packed weeks, you can also apply a generous amount of oil on your nails before hopping into the shower. You’ll basically get the same results.

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