|Written by Bill Hanks|
The winter and cold weather can be brutal on your finger nails. ¬†A person can be tempted to remove snow or ice from their vehicle. ¬†Even gloves can be a hindrance to healthy nails. ¬†This article provides some helpful suggestions for nail care during the cold winter months.
First; ¬†The most important thing you can do is wear a polish throughout the winter season. ¬†A base coat made for brittle nails, followed by two coats of a polish and a top coat, act as armour and help to prevent chipping and breaking.
You will also want to start early in prepping your nails for the season. ¬†Begin by applying a cuticle oil or cream daily.
Make sure the cream or oil has lactic acid in it. ¬†This will help to keep cuticle at bay. ¬†You won't need to cut them so much.
When removing polish, consider soaking your nails for ten minutes in olive oil after removing the polish. ¬†This process ¬†will make brittle nails more stronger. ¬†It will also encourage healthy nail growth.
Gloves are a pain in the winter. ¬†This is because they can cause nails to pop off and even get ragged looking a bit. However, gloves prevent cold air from removing the mush needed mositure your nails need. ¬†They also protect them when working outside.
Trimming nails is not necessary unless you have a hang nail or loose skin. ¬†Longer nails can add to your problems in cold weather. ¬†Consider shorter nails for appearance. ¬†The longer your nails are the more dead keratin cells on your nails. Finally, consider trimming the cuticles back before the cold weather arrives.