When the weather gets colder, and especially when I am washing and sanitizing my hands a lot, my hands get very dry. After a lot of trial and error, I have found a few things that help keep my hands hydrated even in the coldest months, and I am excited to share them with you! (Side note - weren’t we writing blog posts about summer activities like a week ago? How am I now writing a blog post in NOVEMBER about winter!) Are you ready to get started?
1. Wear Gloves
If you are going to go outside in chilly weather - even for just a second - put on gloves to minimize your hands’ exposure to the elements. Lotion beforehand for extra hydration!
All. The. Time. Before you leave the house. When you get back in the house. Before bed. LOTION! There are lots of lotions around, so find one that works well for you - it should absorb into your skin without feeling greasy or oily.
3. Sugar Scrub
A sugar scrub is a mixture of a natural oil and sugar designed to scrub off dead skin and smooth your hands. Not only will sugar scrubbing a few times a week make your hands feel like silk, but it will also gently remove the top layer of skin that is most susceptible to cracking and drying. You can find lots of DIY sugar scrub tutorials (recipes?) online!