Winters are no doubt the best time of the year in India. But with the weather comes numerous beauty concerns. Itchy scalp. Dryness of skin, hair fall, and so many more. But most often you won't hear many talks about dry and chipped nails. We all are familiar with skin and hair concerns and take the needful precautions and care for them, but do we equally care for the nails too? Winter causes the nails to become brittle and dry off which causes them to chip and break. To avoid this, here are a few tips and tricks which you can follow and keep your nails on fleek in the winter season.
7 Easy-To-Follow Tips For Healthy Nails In Winters
1. Moisturise The Nails
Our nails lose a lot of moisture during the day, while we are busy with daily chores. This happens more during the winter too. When the temperature drops, the dryness in the air, causes the nails to dry up, just like the skin. This lack of moisture tends the nails to go brittle. To avoid this, regularly moisturise your nails with coconut oil or almond oil.
2. Apply A Base Coat
Always apply a base coat to your nails which instantly protects them from dust, grime, environmental pollution, and harsh weather conditions. The base coast also strengthens the nails.
3. Apply Cuticle Creams
While cleaning and cutting our nails, we tend to cut off the cuticles too. But cuticles are the natural layers of the nails that protect them. So instead of cutting the cuticles, moisturise them with cuticle creams, oils, and lotions.
4. Use Nail Masks
Homemade masks have often proved beneficial for our beauty needs, may it be skincare or hair care. You can receive deep nourishment and strengthening of nails if you mask them with a DIY recipe. You can apply lemon with baking soda or eggs and honey to your nails to make them strong and healthy.
5. Avoid Water As Much As Possible
Keep your nails away from water as much as possible. You can use gloves while taking a bath or washing utensils. Make sure that your nails do not spend much time in the water which can weaken the nail bud.
6. Use Gloves
As you wear socks while sleeping to protect your feet from cracking, similarly you can use thin gloves while sleeping at night. Moisturise the nails with oils or cream and then cover them up in gloves for healthier nails the next day.
7. Avoid Manicures And Styling
During winters when your nails are already prone to brittleness and breakage, soaking the hands in water for manicures usually tends them to break easily. A gap from applying nail paints can let your nails breathe and recover from the damage caused by harsh weather.
Do let us know in the comments section below if you have any more tips on how to take care of the nails in the winter.