How to Look After Your Lips & Nails in Winter

How to Look After Your Lips & Nails in Winter

With Christmas rapidly approaching, the colder weather well and truly here, it’s time to up our lip and nail care. The sudden change in temperature can cause havoc on our skin, and lips and hands are often the first to be affected. Dryness and cracking are common symptoms, but there are things you can do to help prevent and treat these effects.

EXFOLIATE

Exfoliating isn’t reserved for just your face and body – you can exfoliate your lips too. This creates a smooth finish for any lipstick or gloss without dry, flaky skin ruining your look. For lips, look for a sugar scrub, or make your own using a few simple ingredients. For hands and nails, there are many options on the market from soaps with gentle exfoliating particles, physical scrubs or even gentle chemical exfoliants such as hand creams containing retinol. Just make sure you follow with lip balm or moisturiser to help treat and protect your newly exposed skin.

HYDRATE BEFORE BED

We’re big fans of applying a thick layer of lip balm or a lip mask before bed. This is a great way to ensure your lips are smooth and hydrated with minimal effort, allowing you to wake up with flawless lips. The same goes for hands and nails; a thick coating of hand cream or balm locks in moisture and repairs the skin while you sleep. Make sure you also apply a cuticle oil to keep nails healthy and happy.

GO GLOSSY

Gloss isn’t just for summer. In fact, with the recent release of our winter Gloss Lip, there is a selection of nude and red shades perfect for any skin tone, and any time of year. These are not only hydrating due to nourishing vitamin E, but they create a hydrated, plumped, glazed look no matter how dry your lips are underneath – so you don’t need to worry about the product sitting in cracks or sticking to dry patches.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

To help prevent dehydrated lips and nails, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Moisturising products are great, and really work, but it’s best to get ahead of the issue by staying hydrated from the inside-out. Your skin will thank you!