We may be past mid-winter, but it’s still cold outside! We’ve often written articles about the effects that harsh winter weather can have on your skin. But not just your skin dries out during the winter months. Your nails, often overlooked, can also suffer during this time. The combination of harsh elements, low humidity, and frequent exposure to temperature changes can take a toll on the health and appearance of our nails. That’s why paying attention to winter nail care becomes crucial.
By understanding winter’s challenges and implementing appropriate care, we can keep our nails strong, healthy, and beautiful throughout the season.
Reasons to Invest in Winter Nail Care:
Dryness and Moisture Loss:
The cold air in winter tends to be drier, leading to decreased humidity levels. This dry environment can cause your nails to become brittle, weak, and prone to breakage.
Moving between the cold outdoors and heated indoor environments exposes your nails to rapid temperature changes. This can cause the nails to contract and expand, leading to dryness, brittleness, and even the formation of tiny cracks.
Reduced Blood Circulation:
In colder weather, your body’s natural response is to conserve heat by constricting blood vessels. This constriction can restrict blood flow to the extremities, including the nails. Insufficient blood circulation can affect your nail’s healthy growth.
Dehydration and Nutrition:
Winter months often coincide with a decrease in water intake. Without knowing it, it’s easy to become dehydrated, which can affect the health of your nails, making them more prone to dryness and breakage. As we step away from summer salads and dive into winter comfort foods, the intake of essential vitamins and minerals decreases, which can impact the strength and appearance of our nails.
Our Favourite Nail Treatments:
Pure Fiji Manicure – 50 minutes
Enjoy a warm sugar scrub and milk soak, hand and forearm massage, cuticle and nail file and buff with a polish of your choice.
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Pure Fiji Deluxe Manicure – 70 minutes
All the deliciousness of our Pure Fiji Manicure or Pedicure with the added benefits of warming Paraffin. Enjoy the many benefits, including hydration, heat therapy also helps blood flow, relaxes muscles and reduces stiffness in joints, perfect for arthritis.
PLUS – Don’t forget your toenails. Keep your feet healthy with The Ultimate Treat for Feet – Soul to Sole – 60 minutes.
Foot soak and exfoliation, warm foot masque is applied, and feet are cocooned in heated packs. Shoulder and neck massage is performed, followed by a full lower leg and foot massage. Finishing off with a file and paint of the toes.
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