Great Ideas for Winter Nail Health

With winter weather already here and more fast approaching, it’s time to think about ways you can protect your skin, hair, and nails throughout the cold months.

One of the often-neglected complications that arrives with winter weather is the dryness of the air that causes moisture to evaporate from your skin, hair, and nails. Taking steps to prevent moisture loss will keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy and glowing throughout the winter.

Replenishing and avoiding this moisture loss using the following methods can help prevent brittle nails and dry, scaly skin:

  • Proper hydration is essential: Increase moisture from the inside by consuming plenty of healthy beverages and pure water.
  • Moisturize: After every time you bathe or even wash your hands, apply moisturizing lotion to help maintain healthy skin and to keep your cuticles in good shape.
  • Protect your nails and skin: Gloves keep your hands warm and they can also help to protect your hands and nails from the frigid winter weather.
  • Nail care: You can prevent your finger and toenails from drying out and splitting by keeping them well hydrated. Essential oils are an excellent and aromatic way to treat your nails and skin.

By steadfastly incorporating these methods, you will increase your nail health and they will look fabulous during your real or imaginary family tree hunt and sleigh ride.

For all your skin, hair and nail needs, consult with an experienced dermatologist who can expertly diagnosis and treat these problems. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.