We all know that uncomfortable dry, crusty feeling on our skin (particularly our hands) when Winter comes creeping in. So we thought we would share some fabulous tips to help you keep those paws in the best condition possible and see you through the cool, dry season.
Moisture loss is one of the biggest contributing factors to dry brittle nails during the Winter months. Besides keeping up with your water intake, combat the dryness by keeping a rich hand cream readily available for re-application throughout the day. We are absolutely loving the Dove DermaSpa Goodness³ Hand Cream which helps transform dry skin and keep it velvety soft. It retails for around R62 which makes it a must have! Click HERE to check out more on the Dove DermaSpa range.
2. NO GLOVE NO LOVE
Gloves not only make a fashion statement this time of year, but keeping those hands covered whilst outdoors will help protect them from the harsh drying elements. We love this pair from Woolworths.
3. RUB A DUB DUB
A quick 5 minute light nail massage will both strengthen and encourage growth by increasing the blood flow to the nails.
4. TREAT YO’SELF
Once a week indulge your hands to an intensive treatment. For a midweek pampering that won’t break the bank try this Skin Republic Hand Repair Sheet mask from Dischem for R46.99. Our squad of Foxers swears by these masks for hydration which we use in our mobile and Virgin Active divisions.
5. CUTICLE OIL
Before your head hits the pillow, apply a little cuticle oil to the nails and cuticles. A touch of olive oil can also work wonders.
6. HAVE YOU TRIED IBX?
IBX is a fantastic 2 step system that can be used as a stand alone treatment or under any polish or nail enhancement. Want longer, stronger, smoother, healthier nails? Click HERE to read about the benefits of IBX, how it works, as well as a few impressive before and afters. IBX treatments are available at all our FoxBox Woolworths Express Nail Dens, simply ask your Foxer for the IBX strengthening treatment.
We hope all our Foxy Followers found these tips helpful.
Stay hydrated and smooth this Winter
The FoxBox team