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strong nails how to's (winter edition)
playing with seasonal colours is a fun way to switch up your nail polish look, and just like how skincare can unlock flawless makeup, nail care is your golden ticket to manicure perfection. but as temperatures drop, harsh winds, icy air and a dry atmosphere can impact nail health, resulting in brittle nails prone to breakage. while some extra steps need to be taken to maintain strong, healthy nails in the winter, nail care doesn’t have to be tricky. want to keep your manicure in tip top shape all year round? read on to learn how to get healthy nails and cuticles with our strong nails how to’s – winter edition.
what are strong nails
not only can healthy nails be an indicator of overall wellness, they’re also the foundation for a flawless manicure. but the winter climate can cause dehydration, leading to weak, brittle nails. if you want to know how to make your nails grow strong, you first need to understand the hallmarks of healthy nails.
durability – so they’re hard to break and don’t bend easily
a smooth surface without ridges
no blemishes or white spots
a slight glowing sheen (even without polish)
how to make nails stronger in winter
pliability, chipping, texture or dullness are all common nail concerns when winter rolls around. so, if you’ve noticed any of these nail issues, it’s time to give your fingertips a little tlc with tips for how to get stronger nails.
1. nourish the nailbeds with a comforting cuticle oil.
2. take a polish break and reach for a nail strengthener instead.
3. never skip base coat when giving yourself a mani.
4. opt for strengthening nail polish formulas.
1. invest in a good cuticle oil
the importance of healthy nailbeds is often underestimated, but if you want to grow healthy nails, moisturised cuticles is nail care 101. when it comes to caring for your nailbeds, apricot cuticle oil is a hydrating hero for supporting nails at the source. with a fast-absorbing vegan formula, this nourishing oil conditions fingernails with a dose of moisture. beyond the cuticles, apricot cuticle oil also benefits the nails themselves, helping to enhance moisture and maintain hydration. enjoy the excuse for a daily hand massage by gently rubbing apricot cuticle oil to your fingertips twice a day.
2. give your nails a rest
purple tint hard to resist nail strengthener neutralises yellow tones and reveals brighter nails.
pink tint hard to resist nail strengthener provides natural glow and shine.
hard to resist advanced nail strengthener targets soft, damaged nails with msm technology (a natural compound found in keratin).
3. never skip the base coat
4. consider polish formula
now you’re all caught up on how to have strong nails even in the colder months, get inspired for your next mani with winter nail polish colours.