Winter is around and most of you are already searching the best products from the market so that you can take good care of your skin during this cold, dry season. In winter, the worst situation that most of you face is dryness of your hands and legs. In market you will find lots of great moisturizing cream and lotions that take good care of your hands. It is a common problem in many of you that when taking care of the other body parts, you just tend to forget your hands. But remember, taking care of your hands is very important as it not only enables you to do work but also dry, itchy hand may not be liked by others. In this story you will get the ideas on how to take care of your hands during winter season. Read on:
1. Hand care at home
Since the skin of your hands is very thin, it gets affected by cold wind, heated air and frost very quickly. You can avoid dry, itchy skin only by taking good care of your hands regularly. Make a big shallow bowl full of lukewarm water and put some body wash in that. Dip down your both the hands in the water and wait for 5 minutes. With a soft body scrubber, scrub your hands and wash them with water. Now apply moisturizer, that contains Shea butter, in both hands. Doing this everyday before going to bed will get changes in the look of your rough, dry hands. Sometimes your palms also become rough and dry. This helps healing this dryness.
2. Wear gloves during winters
Whenever you go out in the winter season, it is important that you wear long gloves that will cover the exposed area of your hand. It will help to retain the moisture in the hand keeping it smooth. In winter, gloves also protect your hands from dryness and cold wind. This winter wearing is considered as one of the best protection of hands from cold and dry weather.
Again, when you are doing your house hold work, the dust and dirt affects your skin and it gets rough and often itchy. It looks awful and most of the time only moisturizer never helps to heal this problem. Always use rubber gloves while sweeping, moping and washing utensils. Dish washing detergent is very harmful for hands as it contains acid and other harmful chemicals. It makes the skin rough and often the skin tends to break when comes in contact with such products. So it is recommended to wear gloves, which will protect your hands from any unwanted harmful chemical.
3. Use Shea butter or natural oils for hands
In the market, you will find number of good products that are very gentle over your skin. Try buying products with Shea butter. Shea butter and other natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil and aloe vera oil help recovering the redness and crack of your skin . Make it a rule of implementing Shea butter or coconut oil or olive oil everyday while you are hitting your bed in the night. It works great during the resting period as the moisturizer helps healing the cracked and dry skin by using the power from the nature. After any shower, always try to brush off your dry cuticles and message olive oil for 5 minutes. This helps your cuticles to remain soft and also he skin of your hands feels relaxed and moist.
4. Use home made cream
Since most of you are very busy, it is okay to use the cold cream available in the market. But often those creams are little expensive. It is a best option to make some natural cream at home. It can get you more benefits than the expensive market product. Natural products are always recommended as they do not have any after effect and also the dryness of the skin is healed naturally.
Mix some quantity of unsalted butter with honey and some beneficial herbs like nettle. Apply this home made cream before hitting the bed and see the effect next morning. In winter, never use any store bought hand cream that contains petroleum. Again, in cold milk you can mix some orange peel. Scrub your hands with this mixture. Wash your hands and apply some light moisturizer. Doing it daily helps your hands to have extra glow and also it makes your skin fresh, smooth and soft.
5. Use almond oil for soft and relaxed skin
Every day try to use almond oil. During night, wash your hands with lukewarm water and apply sweet almond oil in both your hands. The next morning you will feel the difference. Do not use almond oil in the morning as it gives a little shiny and sticky effect. Every time try to moisturize the skin of your hands. Before going to bed in the night, make a mixture of hand butter, Vaseline and Neosporin. Apply it to your hands. It helps to retain maximum moisturizer and make your skin smooth.