Winter can be a very difficult time for managing nail care. Cool, dry air can constrict blood flow to the extremities, cause dry skin, and even make nails brittle. Fortunately, there are several things that can be done to help remedy these problems.
Keeping the hands warm is not always one of the first things which might spring to mind when a person is thinking about good nail care, but long-term exposure to cold air can constrict blood vessels, making it somewhat more difficult for nutrient-rich blood to reach the eponychium.
Therefore, it is important to make sure that the hands are kept warm enough for the nutrients to easily reach the nail’s growth centres. On that note, the extremities are some of the most likely body parts to get cold or to suffer from poor circulation. Staying toasty warm all winter long can have a very positive influence on the appearance of one’s nails. Treat yourself to some nice warm gloves. Hand massages can also help to keep the hands warm and healthy.
Drinking plenty of water all year long is important, and no less so in the winter. Being properly hydrated plays an important role in nail growth. Try drinking eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated.
Good nutrition is also key. Human nails are made mainly from keratin, a kind of protein that is naturally found within the body. To support nail growth, then, it is very important to get plenty of protein from nutritious foods like eggs, meat, or nuts. Taking a daily multivitamin can also be a fabulous asset to the nails, as well as to the rest of the body.
Using a daily moisturiser is also a very good idea, as dry skin can contribute to problems like hangnails. It is always important to make sure that any moisturiser or other product being applied is right for the person’s skin type, and if there are any issues like allergies, it is obviously best to get a hypoallergenic product. Irritation doesn’t just show up in the skin, it can also cause problems within the nails. I love Superfood hand therapy from Tropic skincare. This fast-absorbing cream works to protect and repair hardworking hands while providing long-lasting softness and hydration. For those who use their hands a lot for work and want to give them some TLC, this is just the hero product you’ve been waiting for.
Also, there are various cuticle creams, growth treatments, and strengtheners that can help to grow and protect healthy nails. Tropic nail nectar works wonders. This nourishing nail oil helps to repair and strengthen nails and cuticles with continued use. Its unique blend of nutritious natural oils makes it a saviour for weak and brittle nails.
Trimming the nails into a rounded shape may also help to prevent breaking. Having a manicure can feel like a luxurious treat, it not only treat your cuticles and file your nails but a Bio Sculpture manicure will give your nails a boost of vitamins as well as a prescriptive base coat, before finishing them off with beautiful gel colour.
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