Hands and feet need extra TLC to rebound from freezing cold temperatures and dry air. Winter’s damage causes brittle nails, dry hands and rough callused feet, but these tips will help you recover and renew them. Add touches of luxury to your regular beauty routine, and don’t neglect the basics for supple skin and strong nails. You don’t have to wait for Spring to coddle fingers and toes back to their best. Winter weather is tough, so you need to bring softness to your beauty routine for nails, hands and feet.
Drinking water is a key element in protecting your whole body against winter’s damage and keeping you healthy. Hydration will plump up the skin on your hands and feet. Keeping your body hydrated will help your skin to stay soft and supple from the inside.
Condition your nails
Flaky and damaged nails need extra hydration. Repairing cracked skin around your nails will give you healthy cuticles that will get your nails back to their natural beauty. Apply nail oil daily to your nail bed and the skin around it. Look for an organic oil that is fragrance-free to avoid irritating cracked cuticles.
Kopari Coconut Melt from Sephora melts on contact to provide rich hydration. This lavish oil is loaded with fatty acids to seal in moisture and lauric acid to combat inflammation. Coconut Melt also can be used as a deep conditioning hair mask, lip balm and makeup remover.
Check out Maxus Nails nail strengthening collection. The base coat strengthens with tea tree oil and amino acids while the top coat finishes off your manicure with ceramic powder and nylon. The entire collection keeps nails protected and hydrated for fast recovery and speedy growth.
Protect dry hands
Forever Young Hand Cream from San Antonio’s rising beauty brand, Supergoop!, is an ultra-moisturizing hand cream that nourishes your skin with powerful antioxidants and natural oils. The luxurious SPF 40 hand cream received Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty award. The entire Supergoop! line of SPF-packed products prevents sun damage from head to toe.
Coddle your feet
You’ve been stuffing your feet into layers of socks and boots. Free your toes to luxuriate in a warm soak and treat yourself to a weekly routine. These three easy steps will prevent your beautiful hands and feet from drying out. Soak and cleanse your feet in a mixture of full-cream milk and warm water for about five minutes to soften dry skin. Then lather up with a gentle body wash to remove any dirt. Exfoliate gently with a pumice stone or foot scrub to get ride of dead, rough skin from heels and sides of the toes. Then massage a rich hand or foot cream into your feet to leave them smooth and supple.
Moisturizing your feet and hands before bed will help soften your heels. Once or twice a week, give your hands and feet a boost by slipping on cotton socks and gloves after you moisturize.
Try this Sephora Collection Foot Mask to reverse the winter’s damage to dry feet. The single-use sock mask is soaked in rich formulas to comfort and nourish in 20 minutes. Lavender extract and menthol soothe and refresh your winter-weary tootsies.