With the chilly weather in the winter, you are forced to deal with a wide range of problems concerning your skin and hair. With your hair, you could be facing a host of problems such as cold-induced frizz, dull hair colour and dry scalp. These problems can be a lot to bear on their own but you can find plenty of hair products to combat these winter hair woes. One thing that is often neglected but you shouldn’t is your nail. Nails hate winter because of moisture loss. It is therefore more than just about making your nails look pretty – you should think about winter nail care too.
Healthy nails consist of 18% water. Therefore, nails that are too dry can become weak and brittle. Moisture loss is a concern during winter as the cold air sweeps any moisture off of your nails. It could be easy for your nails to become dehydrated when exposed to extreme temperature so you have to make sure it isn’t dried out.
To start with, avoid using products that can further dehydrate your nails, such as those containing alcohol like nail polish removers, dish washing liquid and alcohol-based hand sanitisers. When you need to wash the dishes, make sure you protect your nails with gloves. Wearing gloves is also recommended when you go outside, not just for doing household chores.
If you like wearing nail polishes every so often, you might want to give it a rest as part of your winter nail care plan. The chemicals found in nail polish formulas can be drying and cause your nails to break easily. Or, as an alternative, you can opt for nail polishes with chemical-free and natural formula so it isn’t harsh on your nails.
Last but not the least, a simple tip you should remember as part of your winter nail care route: cut your nails short. When your nails are long, they are vulnerable to breaking. But when you keep them short and rounded, they stay intact and won’t chip easily.
What other tips can you add from this list of winter nail care tips?