The winter is always harsh on your nails and it becomes so much more important to care for and moisturise your nails when the winter months come around. Cuticles dry, and nails become weak, chip and flake off, and some times you wish that you never had the need to take your fluffy gloves off in front of any one. Julep and I are here to help you with keep your nails looking fly all year round.
Thanx to Julep, I have had the opportunity to show you guys how I winter’ize my nails and take care of them during the harsh winter. Be sure to check out and order their new winter nail polish collection shown below.
Julep have also shared their top tips and tricks for keep your nails looking fresh during the winter. Be sure to have a look at their hand, nail and foot care product range and get your hands on their winter care products.
I have also decided to show you how I take care of my nails during winter and the reasons for my routine.
I am a qualified nail technician and I know what treatment nails and cuticles need when they are dry, and so I follow the routine below in order to stimulates my natural nail growth and keep them healthy when it is most needed. Keeping the nail moisturised during the winter is one of the most important things to do.
When cuticles become dry and are left to grow out, they then to crack and dry out which can often be very uncomfortable. It is therefore important again to nip them off with a cuticle nipper and moisturise them with cuticle oil to avoid this happening.
What you will need is the following:
A nail file
2x Latex Gloves (Or any kind of gloves of your choice)
Here are the steps to my healthy nails and cuticles for the Winter months:
1. Clip all the dry, and loose skin around the cuticle area with the cuticle nipper. Removing this skin neatens up the nail instantly.
2. Clip your nails to your desired length and shape so that filing becomes easier.
3. Use a nail file to neaten up the free edge of the nail. When filing, file in one direction rather than going back and forth on the free edge – this is healthier for nail growth.
4. When filing, file along this side walls of the nail and then shape your free edge.
5. Apply a generous amount of cuticle oil onto your cuticles and rub it in with your fingers. The heat from rubbing it in this way stimulates healthy nail growth.
6. Use the smooth side of a nail buff to further heat up the cuticle oil on the nail bed and stimulate healthy nail growth.
7. Choose your favourite hand cream and squeeze some into your hand. I used a generous amount so that i could leave it to soak in.
8. I then put on some latex gloves and let the cuticle oil and hand cream soak in for 10 minutes.
9. Take the gloves off and… boom… healthy nails once again.
I do this routine once a week during the winter months to ensure that my hands and nails receive enough nourishment during the cold, as they can become very dry. I also make sure that I keep a hand cream next to the basin so that I remember to put some lotion on once I have washed my hands. I also keep a small hand cream in my handbag so that I have cream when I am out and my hands feel like they might be getting a little bit dry.
At night, I use a scrub on my nails and cuticles, and apply a small amount of cuticle oil on my cuticles and a small amount of hand cream to let it soak into my hands while I sleep during the night. This is a top tip… During the day, the cream fades quickly because you are using your hands continuously but at night your hands rest and so the cream has time to soak in completely.
I hope you found our top tips useful and remember…
Keep your nails fresh this winter with the help of Julep.
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