Just as frigid temperatures can zap the moisture out of your skin, cold weather can take a toll on your nails, too. Stock up on these editor-approved hand creams and nail treatments before winter hits to help keep your tips healthy and happy. After all, December 22 (a.k.a. the first day of winter) is right around the corner!
1. Pretty Woman Nail Medic Rejuvenator
By now you know that moisture-rich oils can work wonders on your skin. Same goes for your nails! Revive dull, dry nail beds and cuticles with this blend of peppermint oil, guarana, and aloe extracts for equal parts stimulation and hydration.
2. Butter London QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm
Toss a cuticle hydrator into your purse for moisture surges throughout the day. This one's packed with coconut and avocado oils, phospholipids, and vitamin E. Apply it with its massager to work the formula into every nook of your cuticles.
3. Ciaté London Knight in Shining Armor
There may come a time when winter rears its ugly head and really takes a toll on your nails, sending them into a dry, brittle, broken tizzy—in which case, you'll need a supercharged formula to mend the damage. Try an overnight, wash-off treatment enriched with marula oil to hydrate and brighten your digits while you catch some Zs.
4. Formula X The Hydrating Prescription
Got time for a pampering sesh? DIY your mani with a kit that includes hydrating products for every step, from conditioning base and top coats, to a strengthening lacquer, and a moisturizing cuticle oil.
5. Hand Chemistry Triple-Function Hyaluronic-Rich Hydrator
From the Canadian brand that offers hand creams so good that consumers are lathering them all over their bodies, this formula is as rich as it gets. Chock-full of moisturizing properties like hyaluronic acid, mango butter, Brazilian açai, and more, apply it throughout the day and your hands will be coated so well, you may not need that new pair of gloves to take cover from the cold!