Comes winter and the comes the worry of Dry Hands and Skin. Here are some tips to keep your hands hydrated and soft :-
- Limit the handwash: Water dehydrates the hands so just wash when certainly needed and try using Hand gloves for washing dishes or while gardening.
- Avoid the soap and the Alcohol based anti- bacterial gel: These causes irritation and aging. Instead, use gentle, sulfate-free cleanser to clean the hands.
- Moisturise your hands often: After exposing your hands to water, gently pat dry your hands and apply good quantity of hand cream while skin is damp to lock in the moisture. Look for your hand cream to include hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, antioxidants, Shea butter and essential fatty acids for the most effective hydration possible.
- Care for your cuticles: Each day, gently push back your cuticles with a cloth in the shower, while they are soft and supple, which will discourage the need to cut them. Also, gently massage a cuticle oil or vitamin E oil once daily with a soft pusher to help push back cuticles and keep them off the nails. This is really important step in winter to replenish dry, brittle nails and rough, jagged cuticles.
- Make a Night-time routine: The way you make a nighttime routine for your face, apply hand cream to your hands as it is the best it will work when the hands are not in use! Look for a product that contains Licorice Root (to help fade sun spots) as well as Hyaluronic acid, aloe, vitamins B and Vitamin C
- Protect your hands from Mother Nature: Wear warm cool or leather gloves when the temperature drops really low to protect your hands and retain the moisture. Also, always use sunscreen when heading outdoors without gloves, even in cold months.