Just like the skin on your body suffers from Old Man Winter, so too does your nails. While Florida is notoriously humid in the summer, it’s dry during the winter months. This means that you may find your nails aren’t getting the moisture they need and are:
Nails thrive on humidity. Unfortunately, spending time indoors in the winter with the furnace on and then outside in the cool, dry air can leave your nails dehydrated and prone to being brittle. But, just as the seasons change, so too should your nail care preventative and maintenance care.
Tips to Take Care of Your Nails in Winter in Florida
While you certainly want to slip on a pair of mittens or gloves when you’re outdoors or on the beach to help protect your nails from the dry winter weather, there are other things you can do to help their cause.
- Limit use of polish removers, especially those with acetone.
- Limit use of hand sanitizers.
- Exfoliate your hands and nails before moisturizing.
- Slather on a high quality hand cream everyday and at night before bed.
- Avoid heavily scented hand creams that can further dry out your nails.
- Massage nails and cuticles with a cuticle oil.
- Push back cuticles, rather than cutting them.
- Wear cotton gloves at night while sleeping (after putting on hand cream).
- Keep nails shorter in wintertime.
- Trim, don’t cut hangnails.
- Use moisturizing hand soaps.
- Wear rubber gloves when doing dishes or cleaning.
- Avoid hot showers or baths.
- Consider taking abiotin supplement.
- Drink plenty of fluids and eat a balanced diet.
These nail care tips are beneficial in any season, but are vital during winter.
How We Can Help Your Nails Look Their Best this Winter
Here at Bellezza Spa in Miami Florida, we offer manicures and pedicures to exfoliate, moisturize, and condition your nails to keep them healthy and looking their best during the cooler and drying months of winter. We also offer cuticle treatments and massage to further beautiful your nails and rejuvenate your soul. A paraffin hand treatment is a fabulous treat to moisturize your hands and nails too!
Despite applying all of the above tips and you find yourself with a split, cracked, or torn nail, come in to see us for a repair. Remember, healthy nails underneath can make a huge difference in the beauty of your manicure, so visit your manicurist often, and especially during the winter!