Water

An important part of the composition of healthy fingernails. Winter conditions dehydrate and make them vulnerable to breaking. Prevent this by rubbing hand cream into your nails and cuticles. Rub on cuticle oil before you go to bed. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Q: Should you wash your hair daily?

Probably not.

It can strip your hairs natural oils. If you exercise a lot or have an oily scalp, daily shampooing is a good idea. On the other hand, if you have a normal or dry scalp, every second or third day is fine.

Your ring finger

Thats the finger to use in applying cream or other beauty products around your eyes, say beauty professionals. The reason? The skin around the eyes is one-tenth as thick as the skin elsewhere on the face, so rough treatment with the stronger index or middle fingers can cause bruising or other damage. Using your ring finger reduces the pressure and helps keep this delicate skin looking its best.

Flake-free winter

The combination of dry, cool winter weather and indoor heating can contribute to dandruff symptoms, which can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. Follow these tips from the Mayo Clinic to help keep your scalp healthy this winter:

  • Choose the right shampoo. Active ingredients vary widely, from antifungal zinc pyrithione to scale-reducing salicylic acid.
  • Try tea tree oil. Many people find dandruff relief from shampoos and conditioners made with this natural oil.
  • Eat a diet rich in zinc, B vitamins and certain types of fats. These nutrients may help reduce dandruff.
  • Spend some time outside. Exposure to sunlight may improve symptoms, but be sure to wear sunscreen and limit your UV exposure.

Foods to eat for better skin

Antioxidant-rich:

blueberries, strawberries, peppers, tomatoes

Omega-3-rich:

wild salmon, walnuts, sardines, flaxseed