While your whole body deserves special cared during the changing of the seasons, hands should be part of this treatment as well. In fact, they are most used part of your body due to relentless washing, dry heated air inside apartments or exposure to all kinds of weather, making your hands fast aging. Unfortunately, people tend to neglect them. Thus, if you don’t do hand-care properly, they can actually make your hands look and feel older than they really are. Also, as the skin on back of your hands is thin and delicate, you need to take proper care of it.
The first and foremost thing is to invest in a good hand cream or moisturizer such as Rituals anti aging balm. Even if you have normal or oily skin you should go for the moisturizer that is for dry skin. That will take care of dryness and simultaneously prepare your hands for colder conditions, because you never know when the temperature is going to plummet especially during winter — so be ready in anticipation to face changes. If you love taking a good bath or shower in the evening, lower the temperature because hot water strips the skin of natural oils– Use lukewarm water instead. After that, think about a hand massage, it’s useful and you can also use almond oil, glycerin or milk cream when giving them a quick massage. Apply first a softening hand scrub , then start from fleshy part of your hand near the base of the thumb, and then work each finger from base to tip, then rinse, dry and apply. Another massage time could be before going to bed: Just give good 5 – 10 minutes to your hands, use a soothing night balm, then massage them properly and cover them with gloves. In case you cannot sleep with gloves on then take them off after a while.
Lastly, as said before, the frosty air and cold winds can dry out you hands and quickly strip away moisture from them. This is why you should never step out of the house without shielding your hands with gloves. This measure is especially important if your hand skin is dry and irritated. So keep a few pairs of gloves with you, in your car, by the front door in order you always have something to cover them up.
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