Fire up those icy fingers this Winter

Now as you know, you need to up your skin care and beauty routines during the colder months.  This includes your hands.  Your hands are one of the most exposed parts of your body during winter times, so follow theses tips to protect your hands during winter: 

Exfoliate your hands and keep them moisturised and conditioned, this includes your cuticles. There are a few things you should consider as well for protecting your hands during winter.

Invest in a good manicure and moisture therapies to help with blood stimulation and healthy cell development

Wear gloves and make it a good habit to wear warm gloves or mittens every time you go outside, even if it is just to check the mail or get into a car. This measure is especially important if your hand skin is dry and irritated or prone to irritation.

Humidify the air around you because air moisture will help to prevent your skin from drying out as well, if you don’t have a humidifier you can place a deep dish with water in front of your heater to prevent the air from drying out too much.

Always wear rubber gloves while washing dishes, and especially so in the winter. Overexposure to both water and harsh chemicals in dishwashing liquids draws natural moisture and lubrication out of your hands.

Moisturise by using a natural hand cream. Look for coconut oil or shea butter based products to nourish and moisturise the skin of your hands. A few drops of lemon juice applied to your hands after washing is a good way to add moisture and vital vitamins to the skin and restore its pH balance. As an emergency hand mask, use a mixture of 1 tablespoon glycerine, 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, freshly-squeezed juice of 1 lemon, 1 egg yolk and some rose water.