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6 Tips on Hand Skin Care in Winter ...

By Amanda

1 Wear Gloves ...

The skin of our hands is thin, delicate, and often dry, this is why it is the first to suffer from cold winds, frost, and dry heated air inside our apartments. The most important hand protection from winter elements is as simple as just to wear gloves!

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.
Wear Gloves ...

2 Humidify the Air ...

Moisten the air inside your house by placing a plate of water near heaters. I usually use rose water that also fills the air with a delicate scent and works as aromatherapy. This simple measure will prevent your skin, including the skin of your hands, from over-drying.

3 Wear Rubber Gloves when Doing House Work ...

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. For the same reason, do not wash your hands too often, unless you work in a hospital. Nurses, who have to frequently wash their hands with soap, often develop extremely dry, cracked, and painful hand skin that is hard to cure.

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4 Moisturize Your Hands ...

Moisturize Your Hands ...Several times a day, use a natural hand cream or, better yet, coconut">https://www.alibaba.com/catalog/11689244/Organic_Extra_Virgin_Coconut_Oil.html">coconut oil, or shea butter, to nourish and moisturise the skin of your hands. To make a rich hand cream at home, mix some unsalted butter with a bit of honey and several beneficial herbs, such as coltsfoot or nettle. This rich, nourishing cream is the most effective for a winter time. Avoid using store-bought moisturisers if you are going to expose your hands to a cold weather. Never use any commercial hand">https://www.aromantic.com/skin-care-facts.htm">hand creams that contain petroleum.

5 Apply Home-made Hand Masks ...

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 tbsp glycerine, 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, freshly-squeezed juice of 1 lemon, 1 egg yolk, and several ounces of rose water. Another miraculous hand mask can be made by mixing together humble boiled potatoes and milk.
Apply Home-made Hand Masks ...6. Pamper your hands ...

Once a week, pamper your hands with a herbal bath or a herbal oil massage. For a bath, use nettle, sage, calendula, or chamomile steamed in water. Soak your hands in the cooled brew for 10-15 minutes, dry thoroughly, and apply a rich cream. For a massage, use almond oil with several drops of essential oil of rosemary.

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