Winter Nail Care Tricks

I’ve mentioned several times in previous entries that the cold winter air dries out the skin. It can also dry out nails and  make them brittle and nail polish chip faster. We recommend putting on hand cream and wearing gloves before you head out the door. To restore moisture, try soaking your hands in a small bowl of warm olive oil and lemon juice for 5 – 10 minutes. This will soften the hands and strengthen the nails.  We also recommend applying cuticle oil such as Solar Oil, to the cuticle and nails to strengthen and protect the nails. Cuticle oil also helps nail polish to stay on longer because it keeps the polish tough and flexible. These winter nail care tips should keep your nails from getting brittle and staying beautiful!

Itchy Skin Tip

This time if year, the cold winter’s air causes my skin to dry out and itch like crazy. I moisturize with a heavy body cream right after I shower, but the itchiness is still there. My mother mentioned that her friend suggested taking a shower with Selsun Blue. I thought my mom’s friend was crazy. Selsun Blue is a dandruff shampoo. However, I recently read somewhere that suggest washing your face with a dandruff shampoo instead of your regular cleanser once a month if you have dry skin that is flaky. It reduces the yeast levels that cause scaly skin. I decided to try it on my entire body and moisturized right after the shower. My itchiness has significantly reduced. Give this a try if you’re looking for a new way to combat flaky, itchy skin.