Hi, Tori here from Nailpad! Here's my latest Top Tips blog, all related to home manicures, pedicures and general care for your hands and nails in the winter!
Each month I'll give you my top nail tips. This month’s blog is all about ‘Top Tips for Winter hand and nail care’. With the cold weather settled in, it is a good idea to include your nails and hands in a daily beauty routine (if not all year-round). Our hands tend to be the first place to be affected by the cold and can get dry and irritated quickly.
Treat your nails like jewels not tools!
This is so true! I heard this expression on a manicure and pedicure beauty course I was on and it is very easy to forget to look after your nails. Don’t forget to protect your nails and wear washing up gloves and use your hand and nail cream as part of your daily routine.
Remember to wear gloves
You’re making a mad dash for the front door and it is so easy to forget gloves. But if you can, remember to wear gloves throughout the winter months to protect them from the cold elements. Gloves or mittens - both will make a difference to your hands. And always wear those washing up gloves - to protect and ensure your hands do not dry.
Keep your cuticles hydrated by using cuticle oil at night
I have started to use cuticle oil over the last few months and I am really noticing the difference is makes and how much healthier my cuticles look. I am using a great apricot oil at the moment by Essie (which I would highly recommend!)
Use a barrier hand cream
Moisturising your hands provides an extra barrier from the elements. Pop a travel-size hand cream in your handbag and whenever you feel your hands drying up, just rub it in. One of my favourite hand creams is Nivea’s Q10 anti-age cream.
Use a base coat to protect your nails
This was something I forgot to do over Christmas and managed to stain my nails after using my new red nail polish – I am still paying the price… I won’t make that mistake again and now I am using a great ‘Strong Start’ base coat by Essie
Nailpad top tip
Don’t forget your can store your manicure accessories within the Nailpad - even your cuticle pusher will fit in so you can keep your cuticles looking good at all times!
If you would like to buy our Nailpad, please visit our online shop. The Nailpad is a great tool to help you perfect your polish, keeping your hand stable on the flat, round surface! And there is a nail polish pot holder to void the dreaded spill.