If you like it then you should put some lotion on it.

When the winter hits, a lot of us feel relieved. As much as we love the summer days, we tend to think yay we don’t have to shave or look after our feet for the next three months. Sadly, this is not the case; as hiding the signs of aging tends to be the hardest to do when it comes to our hands and feet we have compiled a list of the top 4 ways to keep hands and feet looking young.

 

1. A Pedi is essential

You might not be wearing slops during winter so you toes might not show, but that is no reason not to go for regular Pedi’s. Not only will your toes look great, but also feel great. Pedi’s can benefit you in so many ways; It will get your blood flowing, relieves pain after a hard working week and most important of all it moisturizes your toes and cuticles.

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2. Keep hands and feet covered up in the coldest parts of the day

Keeping your hands and feet covered up is one of the best winter nail and toe care tips we can give you. Even if your fingers and toes aren’t freezing, keeping them shielded from the cold weather reduces damage. You can also take it a step further and put on hand cream and wear cotton gloves while you sleep. You’ll wake up to noticeably softer, smoother hands in the morning. Don’t forget to wear gloves when you handle household cleaners and wash dishes and remember to take out those boots and warm socks.

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3. Use a good, unscented lotion

While you might not necessarily associate lotion with nail care, the two are related. Lotion helps keep your hands and nails moisturised so you are less likely to have hangnails, gnarly cuticles and brittle nails. Make an effort to moisturise your hands and nails after each and everyyou wash your hands so they stay hydrated. The additives and chemicals in most lotions with fragrance can be drying. Instead of using a lotion, try out an ointment like an aqueous based cream. It is effectivewhen keeping skin hydrated and creating a barrier between your skin and the environment.

 

4. Use nail polish remover sparingly

Overusing nail polish remover, especially in the winter, can wreak havoc on nails. Minimise the need for Acetone based polish remover, by rather opting for a longer lasting gel polish application such as polish pro. Known to last 2-3 weeks without chipping. It will leave your hands looking and feeling as happy as rainbows J

Side Note: Whatever you do, don’t peel off your nail polish! Peeling and picking at old polish is bad news for your nails.

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So remeber to care of your hands and feet and put some lotion on it.