Winter Nail Care
Posted on 11th October 2017 at 14:55
It’s the second week of getting your feet ready for winter and this is the perfect time to prep your nails for next summer.
A big toe nail can take up to a year to grow out and if you have ever dropped something on your toe or bruised a nail during running you will know this as you painstakingly watch the blacked old nail grow out.
So as soon as it is sock time think nail care.
For fungal nails this is the perfect time to try the Lacuna Method of treatment which I have blogged about before. If your fungal nails are beyond the Lacuna Method a course of Terbinafine from your GP should do the job.
• If you have been wearing metallic nails throughout the summer you may find a whitish colour on the top layer of nail when you finally remove the varnish.
• If you have been wearing reds or dark colours you may have a yellow or brown staining on the top layer of nail.
• If you have had a cured gel nail polish applied over the summer you may find the nails weak and brittle when the polish is removed by your beautician.
Some people have dry brittle toenails by default and they need TLC all year round but the winter is the perfect time to get a good seven or eight months of treatments in.
Remove all old nail polish/varnish.
1. Once a week set a little time aside and fill a basin with look warm water with a handful of table or Himalayan salt and soak your feet for ten minutes.
2. Using a soft toothbrush and a squirt of your favourite shower gel gently brush around the four edges of your nails.
3. Dry your feet with a soft towel and prick a hole in a Vitamin E capsule (available in chemists). Massage a drop of Vitamin E into each nail. The molecules in Vitamin E are small enough to be absorbed into the nail.
4. Pop on a pair of fluffy socks.
For extra nourishment the next day paint on a coat of Dr’s Remedy Hydration Nail Moisture Treatment or similar.
Pop an alarm in your phone to do it all again next week and watch the new nourished nail grow.
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