Winter weather can rob your skin and cuticles of its much needed moisture. When you combine the cold dry weather with frequent hand washing during cold and flu season, cuticles are left dry and cracked. Get your cuticles cold weather ready by increasing your water intake and applying a quality oil to your nails and cuticles once or twice daily.

Massage CND Solar Oil into your cuticles and cracked skin surrounding nails morning and evening for fast-acting hydration. Solar Oil is rich in Vitamin E, Jojoba oil, Rich Bran oil and Sweet Almond oil and has the ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

What Causes Dry Nail Cuticles?

A few factors that can potentially cause nail cuticles to become dry and damaged are prolonged exposure of nails to constant, yet necessary, hand washing and detergents and harsh chemicals.

Other possible causes of dry cuticles can be a poor diet, thyroid problems or lack of moisture in the skin.

Treating Dry Cuticles

  1. Eat a well balanced diet. Diet is an important component in the health of your nails and cuticles.
  2. Stay hydrated! Drinking a lot of water is important to keep nails and cuticles moisturized.
  3. Biotin is a good supplement for maintaining healthy nails and cuticles. Biotin supplements are excellent addition to strengthen nails and can also be applied directly on the nails.
  4. DO NOT aggressively cut cuticles. Apply oil and allow to penetrate and follow up with the use of a cuticle pusher to gently push them back. *Cutting cuticles creates conditions for bacteria to enter in the body .
  5. Keep your hands and nails moisturized. Use a hydrating cream such as Hempz Lotion and apply Solar Oil daily.
  6. Pamper yourself with weekly manicures to keep your cuticles healthy and moisturized and nails looking fabulous!
  7. DO NOT use nails as tools, such as opening  pop cans and scraping off labels. This will potentially cause nails become weaker and brittle. Nails are Jewels….not tools 🙂
  8. Wear gloves while gardening, washing dishes and doing other household work with harsh detergents and chemicles.
  9. DO NOT rip or pull hangnails, as bacteria can easily enter in the gap between the skin and the nail and potentially cause an infection.