Winter brings with it all things nice, be it the lovely nip in the air, soft warm clothes and blankets, hot chocolate and comforting soups. We’re sure that you apply a lot of moisturizer and conditioner to your body and hair, but we all tend to forget about the toll the cold winter air takes on our lovely fingertips.
We at Salosa would like to share some recommendations from our experts for fingertips that look and feel healthy.
Here’s a fun fact you probably didn't know, our nails contain 18 percent water on an average which makes it important to keep them well protected and hydrated. Like you’d wrap your body in warm clothes, it is a good idea to make sure you cover your hands and feet every time you step out. The drop in the temperature and dryness in the air reduce the moisture level in your nails leaving them dry.
If you are wondering why your nails need intense hydration during winter, it’s because nails are made up of flattened dead cells containing keratin, and when you moisturize your hands and feet well, it makes the nails flexible and less likely to chip and break. So be liberal with rich hand and feet creams to make sure your nails stay healthy. We can all agree that winters are when we tend to indulge ourselves, be it that extra slice of cheesecake or some hot fried food, so why not indulge your nails this season? Getting a professional manicure and pedicure ensures that dead skin is exfoliated and in addition, moisturizers and cuticle treatments are massaged into the skin, which stimulates blood circulation to your extremities and does wonders to relax your body.
We all love lazy long hot baths during the winter, but the hot water ends up drawing out the moisture from nails as it evaporates from the skin, leaving them dried out and prone to chipping. We recommend bathing in lukewarm water and always make sure that you use cuticle oil on your nails and moisturizer on your hands and feet after a bath.
The creamy aspect applies to your cheek products as well. Do make sure you use a blush which is not extremely powdery in nature as that can make your skin look even drier.
Nourishing your body from the inside makes sure you look great on the outside. Our nails need proteins to be able to produce keratin, so add a good slice of proteins and vitamins to your diet. Also don’t forget to drink lots of water to keep your nails well hydrated!
There’s nothing more relaxing and refreshing than the lingering fragrance of a scented moisturizer or cream. But during winter, it is best to switch to a fragrance free or mild scented lotion or cream instead, because the additives and chemicals in most lotions with fragrance tend to strip the skin of moisture.