Winter Nail Care 101

2601009287_0fe38f50f8.jpgWe talked with manicurist Lisa Amador of Salon One19 near Kansas City about keeping nails healthy during winter’s cold, dry months. Here are her simple tips:

  • Get a manicure or DIY at home weekly to keep nails from getting brittle. When you’re giving yourself a manicure, soak your nails in soapy water for a couple minutes before pushing back cuticles and trimming.
  • Use cuticle oil, like OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil ($8 at as often as possible (Amador suggests twice a day, if you have time) and let it sit for a few minutes to soften and moisturize cuticles and nails. 
  • Before applying nail polish, use a base coat with protein like Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula ($13.75 at to prevent nails from cracking, splitting, and looking “raggedy.”
Photo credit: Creative Commons/Flickr user Muffet

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