When the temperatures drop, exposure to the elements can mean dry, brittle nails easily prone to breakage and infection. Nurse your nails back to health this season with a little TLC from these tips for strong healthy nails during the winter.
1. APPLY MOISTURIZER REGULARLY
Whenever you are applying cream to your hands, make sure to rub some into your cuticles and nail beds to keep them well hydrated and nourished throughout the season. Winter Nail Care is CRUCIAL!
2. DRINK MORE WATER
When nails lose the moisture they need they naturally become weak and frail causing easily damaged nails. To avoid this, particularly in winter, it’s important to stay well hydrated and the best way to do so is to drink more water.
3. MASSAGE CUTICLES
When you’re not hydrating your nails with h2o, it’s important to massage your nails and cuticles. Make it a daily habit to use DEMIblue On -The- Go-Cuticle and Nail Oil Pen.
4. TAKE A BREAK FROM NAIL POLISH
Give your nails some breathing room and time by taking a break from nail polish. Build your nails with a Nail Strengthener!
5. EAT PROTEIN
Because nails are made up of a protein called keratin, it’s important to consume protein filled sources for nails to grow.
6. WEAR RUBBER GLOVES
The exposure to cleaning chemicals and excess water can dry out nails, leaving them brittle and easily breakable. Rubber Gloves with an Elastic Band keeps nails safe.
7. AVOID POLISH REMOVERS WITH ACETONE
Avoid any nail polish removers with acetone or formaldehyde as they are too harsh for nails and can cause nails to dry out, leaving them brittle and prone to breakage. Try Non Acetone Removers with essential oils.
8. FILE NAILS CORRECTLY
To keep your nails at their strongest and healthiest in winter, always file nails in one direction, not in a back and forth motion as this can cause breakage, peeling and further damage to your nails overall strength.
9. PAINT INSIDE LINES
Keep your nail polish from chipping by painting inside the lines. This ensures your natural nails are protected and your color last longer. Need help with applying your nail polish, try our practice sheet or see "HOW TO" videos.
10. STAY AWAY FROM ACRYLIC
Acrylic nails can weaken your real nails. Although they look pretty, it’s best to refrain from getting them. PLUS THE CHEMICALS ARE TOXIC! Go Vegan with DEMIblue!
11. STOP BITING
This may seem obvious, but never bite your nails. It’ll cause noticeable damage to them. It’s always difficult to get rid of bad habits, but this is one you don’t want to keep. Chew Gum Instead.
12. DON'T USE FOR ROUGH PURPOSES
If you need to tear open a package, use scissors. If you need to rip open tape, use a blade. When you use your nails in order to open items, it makes them weaker.
13. USE NAIL CARE ESSENTIALS
Don’t let your nails fall victim to winter frost, Using nail care essentials can help to improve and restore the nails all winter long.