Nurturing Your Skin: A Winter Guide to Rejuvenating Dry Hands

January 03, 2024 2 min read

Nurturing Your Skin: A Winter Guide to Rejuvenating Dry Hands

The chill of winter is starting to set in, bringing with it low humidity. Our skin often bears the brunt of the season’s harshness. Common issues facing us during these months are dry, cracked hands and dryer, more brittle nails. But with a little extra attention, you can keep your hands and nails well nourished and healthy, even in the coldest winters.

Moisturise Regularly
Invest in a rich, deeply moisturising hand cream and apply liberally after washing your hands, throughout the day when exposed to cold weather and before bed. Protein Formula Enriched Hand Cream is formulated with Aloe Vera, D-Panthenol and Olive Fruit Oil to soothe and moisturise the hands and nails while providing anti-aging effects. Our Enriched Hand Cream also contains Vitamin E which supports nail health by preventing cracked cuticles and dry skin around the nail bed.

Stay Hydrated:
One of the fundamental steps in maintaining skin health, especially during winter, is staying hydrated. While it’s tempting to indulge in hot beverages, don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Hydration starts from within, and well-moisturized skin is less prone to drying out.

Gentle Cleansing:
While we’re now very accustomed to frequent handwashing, harsh soaps can strip your skin of its precious, natural oils which can lead to dryness. Opt for a mild, easy rinse soap like fragrance free or hypoallergenic options. After washing, gently pat your hands dry instead of vigorously rubbing them.

Cuticle Oil:
Applying a cuticle oil and massaging into the beds of your nails can keep your nails and the surrounding skin hydrated and healthy. Best practice is to apply before bed so your nails can soak up all that goodness!

Wear Gloves:
Protect your hands by wearing warm, insulated gloves. This will shield your skin from cold temperatures and harsh winds, preventing moisture loss. Additionally, wearing gloves while doing household chores will protect your hands from exposure to harsh chemicals in cleaning agents.

Exfoliate Gently:
Exfoliating your hands once a week can remove dead skin cells, allowing a moisturizer to penetrate better. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub or make your own at home using sugar and olive oil. Remember not to overdo it, as excessive exfoliation can worsen dryness.

Humidify Your Surroundings:
Indoor central heating can sap the moisture from the air, leading to dry skin. Consider using a humidifier to add moisture back into your home environment. This not only benefits your hands but also will contribute to overall skin health, making your living space more comfortable.

Avoid Too Much Hot Water:
Using hot water can be tempting and comforting in the winter, the hot water can strip your skin of natural oils and leave it parched. Opt for lukewarm water instead and try to limit your shower or bath time to avoid excessive drying.

Remember, looking after dry hands and nails is all about consistent and gentle care. Be mindful of your skin’s needs this winter and remember! A little extra care goes a long way in keeping your skin healthy and radiant, even when the weather is at its harshest.