Protect Your Nails From Damage in Cold Weather

02. 15. 2023

That mischievous groundhog is calling for 6 more weeks of winter! If that’s the case, don’t let those nails get damaged in the continuing chilly weather. Cold air, frequent transitions from the cold outdoors to the dry, warm indoor hair, and even extra-long hot showers can be some reasons you might be seeing some nail damage.

Extreme conditions create an environment that wicks away moisture, leaving your nails and skin even more dehydrated than in the summer months! Besides treating yourself to a professional spa manicure at Suede Salon, there are some things you can do at home to protect your nails as well.

Moisturize. Lotion just isn’t for your skin. Moisturizing your cuticles with lotion and cuticle oil allows for extra moisture to directly soak into the nail bed as it grows. As our expert nail experts what their favorite nail & cuticle oil is and keep it in your purse, rub it in while at your desk or apply it at bedtime so it soaks in while you sleep.

Avoid bare nails. The best way to keep your nails protected and looking stunning this time of year is by keeping them painted. Our nail color and top coats act as a seal that holds in your nail’s natural oils and blocks out water, soap, and other things that push the natural oils out. Our products are gentle and contain nutrients to make sure your nails are protected in between manicures.

Prevent waterlogged nails. If you expose your nails to water excessively, it can lead to damage. Nails are porous, just like skin. When they absorb too much water, it pushes the good oil out from your nails and as the water evaporates, nails are left dry, brittle, and prone to breaking or chipping. Again, a good manicure and painted nails can help prevent this excessive water absorption.

Hydrate. Did you know that it’s just as important to drink water in the cold months as it is in the summer? In winter weather, dry air subtly draws moisture away from the body, oftentimes, without you even realizing it. Keeping up your hydration with plenty of water keeps your nails hydrated from the inside out.

Don’t pack those gloves away just yet. Keeping your hands protected from the elements can prevent damage to your nails. Gloves protect your fingers from becoming overly cold, and susceptible to breakage, and keep those vital oils in your skin and nails.

A little bit of daily maintenance goes a long way in maintaining long-term nail vitality. At Suede Salon, healthy nails are our priority, and our products are designed to help you easily achieve the highest healthy, beautiful-looking nails.

Come into Suede Salon & Spa and protect your nails with one of our expert manicures. We are located at The Promenade, 500 NJ-73 South, Suite E12 in Marlton, NJ or you can call us at 856.985.0700. Our professional manicurists can help you get the healthy, beautiful nails you’re looking for. You can book an appointment using our free mobile app as well, which can be found on iTunes and Google Play.

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