Suggested Post: The Trendologist-Approved Guide Winter Ready Nails
Unless you live on a sunny beach year-round-- consider everyone else on the planet extremely jealous-- you know what havoc winter can wreak on your beauty regime. Dry skin, split ends galore and chapped lips are just a few seasonal travesties. And deny it all you want, but your hands, nails and cuticles also endure collateral damage. Scoff if you must, but polished nails and moisturized mits read as professional and responsible to onlookers. After all, don't you think your potential employer or business partner would comment on your chipped nails and snakeskin-esque hands after a boardroom foray? Thanks to Julep's brilliant guide to "winter-izing" your nails, consider one of this season's ice cold dilemmas handled.
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While each step of Julep's guide acts as vital ingredients fuss-to free nails, moisturizing is the skincare gift that keeps on giving. Start by lathering your hands with a penetrating lotion such as La Mer's The Hand Treatment ($80) for an A-List experience or an economical Hand Salve by Kiehl's ($15). Venture a step further than slabbing lotion onto your palms (though that is undoubtedly necessary) by introducing cuticle cream into your daily routine. Burt's Bees variation ($6) is perfect for the beauty maven who's perpetually searching eco-friendly picks while Julep's Hand and Cuticle Stick ($22) is a blessing for the woman on-the-go. The final step? Add some moody lacquer to your moisturized nails. Julep's Joanne and Ilsa hues create striking color contrasts against a snowy wonderland, while Shari will be perfect for when winter melts into spring.
What are some of your beauty tricks for winter? Sound off below!