It’s a fact: our hands are among the parts of our body that are most exposed. However, winter is fast approaching and with it the chapping and frostbite that threaten our fingers. So how do we protect our hands from the cold?
Between frequent washings, hydroalcoholic gelhousehold products that are sometimes aggressive and the cold outside, the hands are strained. To prevent the situation from becoming critical and you suffering from painful cracks, it is advisable to act in prevention. So, as soon as the temperatures start to drop, consider adding hand care to your usual beauty routine. So you won’t risk forgetting this important step!
Are you worried about not having the necessary products to pamper your hands? Do not panic ! Here you will find recipes that are easy to make, with products that we all have at home. So, follow our advice for soft and supple handseven in the middle of winter.
Just like your face, your hands should be moisturized every day. In winter, this routine is particularly important if you want to avoid crevasses. If you don’t have a special hand cream, you can use the one you use for your face! About twice a month you can exfoliate your hands before hydrating them. To do this, mix two teaspoons of baking soda in one teaspoon of olive oil. Gently rub your hands to remove all dead cells and regain soft, regenerated skin.
Oil baths: the monthly ritual not to forget
For deeply nourish the hands, you can make oil baths. Choose vegetable oil that you like the smell of (sweet almond, olive, coconut, argan, jojoba…), let it cool down then add a spoonful of honey and a little lemon juice. Mix then coat your hands. Massage gently so that the product penetrates. You can then rinse or leave the oil on overnight, after putting on gloves over it. The warmth of the gloves increases the benefits of the oil bath tenfold. This method is preferred if your hands are very damaged.
If you already have crevices, mix instead two teaspoons of honey and one egg yolkin a teaspoon of vegetable oil (olive, jojoba, argan, coconut, sweet almond…). This will have an antiseptic effect and speed up the healing of your cracks.
To limit aging: anti-wrinkle cream
The hands suffer from their exposure to the weather. This is also why it is important to cover them with Solar cream in summer… and gloves in winter! To combat the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, turn to anti-aging products, specially designed for the hands. If you are complexed by already very present spots, know that the laser can attenuate them, but it is necessary to count between 100 and 200 euros per session.
Beauty of the nails: they also deserve your attention
You varnish them then use aggressive products to remove the varnish… It is important to take care of them and feed them with a moisturizing cream. The oil bath, mentioned above, is also very beneficial for nails and cuticles. To cut them, use a soft lime rather than a nail clipper. If you like to varnish them, let them breathe between two poses and always put a base to protect them and prevent them from yellowing.
Finally, remember that for keep beautiful hands Throughout the year, the choice of soap is also very important! Opt for a soap whose composition is as natural as possible, it will thus be less aggressive… Know that there are for example two-in-one solutions, washing and moisturizing. Avoid using hydroalcoholic gel as much as possible and favor regular washing with soap and water.
Photo credits: Alisa Anton
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