How to Prevent Dry, Chapped Hands in Winter

How to Prevent Dry, Chapped Hands in Winter

Winter is a magical season filled with ever changing weather conditions and cozy nights by the fire. However, it also brings with it the challenge of dry, chapped hands. Cold temperatures, harsh winds, and low humidity can leave your skin feeling parched and uncomfortable.

As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, I find my nails feel more brittle and my skin feels more dry due to moving between harsh cold and blasting heat! It's only in the last few years I have began to take better care of my hands.

Your hands are one of the most used body parts and can be exposed to harsh conditions from frequent hand washing, gardening, manual work and day to day habits.

In this blog, we'll explore the best practices for preventing and treating dry, chapped hands in winter and how Dalia Botanique's natural skincare products can help.

1. Keep Your Hands Hydrated: The first step in combating dry hands is to keep them well-hydrated. Drink plenty of water to ensure your skin gets the moisture it needs from the inside out. Additionally, use a high-quality hand cream, such as Dalia Botanique's nourishing hand cream, to create a protective barrier that locks in moisture.

2. Limit Exposure to Harsh Elements: When you're outdoors in winter, wear gloves to protect your hands from cold temperatures and biting winds. This simple act can make a significant difference in preventing moisture loss and maintaining the health of your skin.

3. Choose a Gentle Cleanser: Harsh soaps can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness. Opt for a gentle, hand cleanser to keep your hands clean without over-drying them. Using lukewarm water instead of hot water is also gentler on the skin.

4. Exfoliate Occasionally: Exfoliating your hands once a week can help remove dead skin cells and allow your moisturiser to penetrate more effectively. Use a mild exfoliating product, or make your own using natural ingredients like sugar and olive oil.

5. Apply Hand Cream Regularly: Your winter hand care routine should include a rich, hydrating hand cream. Dalia Botanique's hand cream is made with natural ingredients that provide deep nourishment and protection for your skin. Apply it several times a day, paying special attention to dry areas like your knuckles and cuticles

 6. Nighttime Hand Care Routine: Pamper your hands before bed by applying a thick layer of hand cream and cuticle oil to help repair brittle nails and cuticles.

7. Avoid Hot Air Blowers: When you wash your hands, avoid using hot air blowers to dry them. Instead, gently pat them dry with a soft towel to minimise irritation.

8. Protect from UV Rays: Even in winter, the sun's UV rays can be harmful. Ensure to include your hands in when applying SPF

Conclusion: Don't let dry, chapped hands put a damper on your winter adventures. By following these essential hand care practices, you can keep your hands healthy and comfortable throughout the season. Trust me, make hand care as important as your face care!

Dalia x



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