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Essential Nail Care Techniques for The Winter

nail care techniquesNail care for winter is a very important beauty topic. The cold air and central heating are two of the things that can damage the nails and cause them to break. Fortunately, if you follow a few simple tips, then you can keep your nails healthy:

Moisturize Your Nails

You probably already know that the cold winter air can dry out your skin. The cold air can also cause your nails to lose moisture. That is why you should apply lotion to your nails.  You should use a lotion that contains either aloe vera or olive oil.

Apply Cuticle Oil

Rough, ragged cuticles are unattractive, and they can also be painful. The health of your nails is largely contingent upon the health of your cuticle. One of the things that you can do to keep your cuticles healthy is to apply oil. There are a number of cuticle oils on the market today, but you should use one that contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is a nutrient that keeps your skin and nails healthy. You should also use cuticle oil that is made up of natural oils, such as neem, castor seed and sesame.

Wear Gloves

Household chores such as cleaning the bathroom and washing the dishes can really damage your nails. That is why you want to make sure that you wear gloves while you are doing those activities. You also want to make sure that you use gloves if you will be working outside in the yard.

Use Acetone-Free Nail Polish

Acetone is an ingredient that is commonly found in nail polish and nail polish remover. This ingredient can be very damaging to the nails. You should choose acetone-free nail polish and nail polish remover.

Eat Healthy Or use Supplements

Your overall health can have a positive or negative effect on the health of your nails. Vitamin C is one of the nutrients that is essential for nail and skin health. Vitamin C is found in broccoli, kale, kiwi fruits and oranges. This nutrient helps keep the nails and skin healthy by boosting the immune system.

You also need to make sure that you get enough biotin. Biotin is a nutrient that helps strengthen brittle nails. It is found in eggs, carrots, fruit and berries. It is very easy to get adequate amounts of vitamin C and biotin by eating a well-balanced diet. However, if you find it difficult to eat a well-balanced diet, then you may want to take a supplement. Both biotin and vitamin C are water-soluble, which means that excess amounts will be excreted.

How We Can Help

If you are interested in being a beautician, then it is very important for you to learn how to properly care for nails. We at Evergreen Beauty College offer nail technician courses. For more information, call us on (425) 643-0270.

About Sam

Sam has been covering the fashion and beauty industry for over 5 years. Since graduating from the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Sam has almost written exclusively for the web.

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