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It is just now cooling down a bit today here in DC and we know that the cold weather is on its way. Wearing mittens all winter long is never going to be the best thing for your hands all winter. They can help to protect your skin from cold, but it isn’t dealing with the root of the problem. So here is a quick and handy guide to help you deal with the winter temperatures and to help your hands and nails looking at their best.

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There is a massive loss of moisture from our hands and nails in winter. The temperatures are more extreme; going from freezing cold outside to warm and toasty inside. Not to mention the extremes directly on our hands too. Holding a hot latte outside one minute, and then throwing snowballs the next. It is obvious to see that this can lose the moisture in your hands and nails. So look for ways to add moisture to your hands and nails, rather than take the moisture away. Nail polish removers that are acetone based can dry your nails out unfortunately, as well as washing up liquid, and alcohol-based sanitizers. So wear gloves if you’re doing the dishes and use plenty of moisturizer afterward, if you do need to use any of those products.

If you’ve got a nice sparkling diamond from somewhere like 77 Diamonds, then you’re going to want to keep it looking shiny. Not to mention that you want the hand it is on to be looking good too. So there are ways that can care for your hands and nails, as well as your jewelry. Olive oil can be a great natural way to add moisture to nails, and it won’t do any harm to your pretty jewels either. Lotions that contain urea are also a good way to go. It will help to keep moisture in the skin too. Using a hydrating cream is a good way to promote healthy nail growth too. Massage it into your cuticles, and it will help your nails to grow stronger. Another great way to get your hands, nails, and ring fingers looking good over the festive period.

An intensive treatment for your hands and nails is going to be a sure-fire way to lock the moisture in. So it is recommended that you do an intensive treatment around once a week. Soaking your nails in some lukewarm water for five minutes or so can be all that is needed. Then you could coat your nails in olive oil (or a specific cuticle oil). If you can, put your hands in cotton gloves for around an hour afterwards, to really feel the benefit of the treatment. You can usually get cotton gloves in most large manicure sets.

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One last tip is to always have something on your nails. It is a myth that nails need to breathe. They can absorb oils, with or without polish on. But having a coat of armor on from polish or shellacs can really help to keep it away from water, which can dry out the nails more. Teamed with a cuticle oil, you should be good to go!

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For many of us, winter is a glorious time of year when we enjoy nothing better than curling up in front of a roaring fire and embracing all the latest knitwear trends. That said, there’s no doubt that winter weather has its downsides. Heavy downpours, icy winds, and sudden snowstorms can wreak havoc when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful. If you’re keen to conquer the elements, here are some winter essentials to add to your cosmetic bag.

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Primer

It’s tough enough to find foundation that stays in place for hours on end without having to factor in adverse weather conditions. Primer is a wonder product, which is often hailed by makeup artists as the most important item in their kit. Primer not only creates an even surface to work with. It also helps to prolong the life expectancy of your makeup. You can buy all kinds of primers at all price points, so ask makeup artists and assistants at the counters for advice, and read reviews online. If you have oily skin, go for a matte primer. If you have dry skin, opt for something that will add luminosity.

Setting spray or powder

The last thing you want when you’ve spent half an hour perfecting your makeup is for it to seemingly blow off your face as soon as you set foot through the door. Using setting spray or powder is essentially similar to using hairspray to keep your ‘do in place. All you need to do is shake the bottle and spritz onto the skin or apply a thin veil of powder on top of your foundation. Powder is best for oily skin while spray works well for normal and dry skin.

Skin and lip care

The winter weather can take its toll on your skin and lips. We tend to suffer from dry skin and lips when it’s cold outside. In the cooler months, it’s worth investing in a more intensive moisturizer, and a treatment oil that takes care of your lips. It is possible to achieve glowing skin and soft lips in the winter. You just need the right products. If you have very dry skin, it may be worth swapping lotions for oils or serums. As the weather warms up, you can switch back to lighter products.

Hand cream

Your hands often bear the brunt of wintry weather, and it’s important to try and protect them when it’s freezing or blowing a gale. Wear gloves to keep your hands warm, and try and remember to moisturize daily. You can use everyday creams you would use on your face, but it’s worth looking into buying hand creams. They tend to be heavy-duty, and this can help to prevent dry, cracked skin.

It’s chilly outside, and this can make it increasingly challenging to look your best. If you’re eager to conquer the elements this winter, these helpful tips will hopefully come in handy. Don’t let the weather dampen your spirits. With these secrets, you’ll look and feel amazing come rain or shine.

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