In winter, nail care is the ultimate thing to do because it’s not just your skin that cracks up, but your nails get damaged too. Nails are an integral part of your integumentary system and grow from your skin’s epidermis. The same cells that form the outer layer of your skin also form your nails. These cells harden more in your nails, but structurally they share many common features and needs.
The same skincare routine can be equally beneficial to your nails, but a little modification in the products is needed to prevent brittle fingernails and keep the skin around your nails healthy in winter.
Step 1: Moisturize your nails with oil
Apply creams, oils, or ointments to damp nails, especially after washing your hands. Ingredients should include natural oils such as jojoba oil, avocado oil, shea butter, etc. These will aid in locking in moisture to help preserve the cuticle seal and strengthen the nail.
Step 2: Use Non-drying soap
Non-drying soap will not only remove the dirt from your hand and clean them, but it will also moisturize the skin around your nails.
Step 3: Clip and File Nails While Wet
Wet your nails before performing any nail modification methods. Filing or buffing wet nails can reduce further nail splitting by removing any rough edges that may catch on things.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.