Ignoring Your Cuticles and Nails
Like your skin, your cuticles and nails lose moisture in the winter. If you don't hydrate them daily, nails can crack and split, becoming more vulnerable to bacteria and fungus, says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital Center. During the day, whenever you can, apply lotion after you wash your hands; stay away from alcohol-heavy hand sanitizers. At bedtime, rub a thick cream on the cuticles of your hands and feet.