Strong Healthy Nails- Pointing your way to better nails during the winter months

Healthy hooves. Pointing your way to better nails during the winter months

It’s that time of year again.  The air is as cold and dry as a martini, and all you want to do is put your butt directly in the fireplace with some cozy socks and ratty sweatpants. Baby it’s cold outside! and each year you are faced with the same dry, cracked brittle nails. 

How to battle the effects of Jack frost on those sad little paws?  The winter climate has the same effect on your nails as it does on your skin.  Here are some tips to keep your nails healthy and strong during the dark days of winter. 

  1. Wear gloves- the solvents and chemicals that we use during our Sunday household chores can have a profound effect on our nail and skin health. Wear gloves when exposed to these chemicals.

  2. Your are what you eat. Nails included. Foods high in omega 3s and 6s will aid in moisturizing the nail beds and thicken nails. Eating foods like salmon, eggs, liver, and milk can all help fortify your nail health.

  3. Hydrate- it’s what nails need. The proper moisturizer can keep nails supple and prevent splitting. Rubbing cuticle oil on before bed (olive oil can work in a pinch) can stave of winter’s dry cold snaps.