Best Things You Can Do For Dry Hands This Winter

By on December 30, 2012

It’s hard to keep up with everything during the winter because everything seems to take so damn long! The wind, rain and snow seem to slow down transportation, and that’s before you even begin to count how many grumpy people you have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s a harsh and hard time of year but thankfully, your hands don’t need to be deprived.

  • Use a shea cream daily. This sweet moisturizing delight not only makes you smell good enough to eat, but also leaves your hands feeling silky smooth after a hard day in the office. Moisturizing and massaging the hands also help to keep good circulation so there has never been a better time to pamper yourself. It has been shown that shea butter infused creams and lotions can work wonders on dry skin so give them a bash when your hands have taken a battering.
  • Night-time moisturizing is best! Your skin heals and protects itself during those nocturnal hours of sleep, so why not let your moisturizing cream do all the hard work for you by using it at night – a time when your body is most in repair and recover mode. Overnight specific creams contain high levels of all the essential ingredients for hand creams in winter – shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
  • Become a glove-wearer. I believe there are two people in this world – those that wear gloves and those that don’t. If you are the latter, your hands are going to take some looking after! You should wear gloves at every possible opportunity – not only to protect them against the cold and wet outside, but also to protect when you are doing the dishes, housework, dying your hair or even working in the garden. You should even wear special gloves at night after you have smothered your hands in moisturizer to give your hands a double helping of pamper!
  • Double check your nail polish remover. You might want the stuff that takes the many layers of polish off that you have smothered on your nails, but your hands will not appreciate it at all. Acetone removers especially have a tendency to strip the skin of the nutrients it needs. You should use a much healthier option for your poor hands and nails – try acetone free stuff if you can’t find a better variety.
  • Put a bowl of water next to your radiator. This sounds mental, doesn’t it? Well it might just sound a little nuts but if you are constantly in a dry room with little to no moisture, your skin is going to start suffering really badly! The water next to the radiator, near to where you usually sit, will help to add more moisture to the air, and this in turn will rehydrate your skin on your hands and face.

With a few small changes to your beauty regime, you could make a real difference to your skin. Why not try a few of them and see how long it takes before you notice a change?

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