Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Nail Care Routine

Hey Everyone! It's been a while since my last post. I've been dealing with some nail breakage now that the cold weather is here, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for an updated nail care routine for winter. When the cold temps roll around it is so important to take excellent care of those cuticles!

Lush has some great products for hands/nails. A few months ago I discovered their Golden Handshake hot hand mask. This is one of those products that makes you feel like you're at the spa. The trick is that you need to use boiling water, not just hot, to mix with it. If you prep it correctly you will have a luxurious experience!

Get in the habit of using cuticle cream at least before bed each night, if not a few times throughout the day. Keeping your cuticles moisturized will keep the rest of your nail strong. There are two products I've been loving for this: LUSH Lemony Flutter cuticle butter and Bliss Kiss nail oil. I like to use the cuticle butter before bed and the nail oil throughout the day as I feel it absorbs more quickly and doesn't leave me feeling as greasy as Lush's product.

As for hand cream, I'll admit I can be lazy about it. Part of the issue is that as a teacher I am washing my hands constantly throughout the day. With a lot of hand creams I have issues with absorption so I don't like putting it on at school. Because of this, my cuticles have been drier and therefore has lead to some issues with my nails breaking more frequently. My mom introduced me to a fabulous hand cream from Bath & Body Works. The scent is Shea Cashmere & Silk from their True Blue Spa line. I'm obsessed with this stuff! It smells amazing and it dries literally in seconds - so good! I don't have that heavy/greasy feeling after I've put it on. Trust me, you need this.

In addition to using these products, I try my best to remember to wear gloves outside during winter. It's important to protect your skin from that bitter cold wind! What are your favorite hand/nail products to use in the winter?


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