7 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR NAILS AND CUTICLES FROM WILTING THIS WINTER
1. DON’T CUT CUTICLES.
Cuticles are the NATURAL barrier to warding off fungus, bacteria, and infection!! When you are cutting your cuticles, you lose protection.
2. AVOID ROUGH NAIL FILES.
Old fashioned nail filers are usually too hard and lead to nail breakage. Instead use a soft nail file and be sure to file in just one direction.
3. MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE!
Don’t forget, nails need to be moisturized too! Nails are naturally low in oil and can easily become brittle and dry. Moisturize nails daily!
4. EAT NAIL STRENGTHENING FOODS AND TAKE SUPPLEMENTS.
Supplements like Biotin, along with nutrient-rich foods like eggs, salmon, chicken, legumes and spinach can all contribute to nail growth and strength.
5. USE A BASE COAT.
Using a base coat can not only prolong the life of your manicure but also helps prevent nail discoloration.
6. LIMIT BUFFING.
Even though buffing your nails gives you a shiny, smooth surface, it can also thin your nails. Limit buffing to once a month.
7. QUIT BITING!
When you bite, you transfer germs, increase your chances of infection and also hinder nail growth!