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!