Hydrating dry, winter nails

Hydrating dry, winter nails

Winter nails need moisture. The colder months are the driest of the year, cold, dry air leaves us with often painful, cracked hands and cuticles. Even the indoor air is dryer this time of year.

Cuticles can dry out from repetitive hand washing and sanitizers, so if you are not giving nails extra protection with a nourishing cuticle product, they will crack and split, increasing risk of nail infection. Get into the habit of applying lotion immediately after washing your hands.

Keep nails protected from dehydration by having at least one coat of polish on, even if it’s just a clear coat. This added layer will prevent moisture evaporation, retain nourishing oil’s and protect from water damage. Yes... water dehydrates nails.

A great way to waterproof nails is to use a nail oil. Oils penetrate the nail surface to lubricate and coat the nail layers improving flexibility and making nails more resilient. Oils do the best job of soaking into the nail plate and moisturize longer than creams and liquids.

Additionally, massaging fingernails stimulates blood flow to the area, helping them grow longer and stronger by improving flexibility and making the nail less susceptible to breaking.

Tip: Our favorite oils are jojoba and olive. These oils contain squalane, a super hydrating and water retaining molecule that easily penetrates the layers of this nail to absorb more deeply than other products.