The key to looking great this winter is in keeping your nails healthy. It’s tricky to give hands that look so polished when their nails are dull and damaged by dry, chapped, or frosty weather, but it’s all about managing stress and taking care of the nails at home, says Dr. Melissa Eden, a general pedicurist at Adrienne’s Nails and Spa in Alexandria, VA.
To live beautiful nails this winter, you need to invest in new tools and natural beauty products. However, sticking to the tried-and-true polish methods from years past will ensure you look cool, relaxed, and polished — all while your hands are flawless. Ahead, check out the top four tips to maintain lovely, healthy nails this winter.
Try a wood-working tool, like a nail file, that can clean, heal, and protect nails. Follow up with a neutral polish formula like Adrienne’s GelNail Polish ($6). Put your nails down at night, and invest in a good dusting of nail powder that can be brushed off the skin. At the end of the day, a clean oil-based scrub or a mattifying polish like Adrienne’s Nail Polish ($6) can help lock in moisture and keep your nails shiny.