At-Home Tips for Dry Skin!
- Posted on: Dec 17 2021
Is it cold where you are?
If you’re like me, you’ve been washing your hands constantly. This, combined with the cold and low humidity, has left my hands dry and even cracked at times. So here are some tips to survive the cold weather with more comfortable skin.
1. Moisturize within 3 minutes of getting out of the shower. Although lukewarm water won’t dry your skin out as much as hot water, I can’t ask you to completely forego a hot shower. Instead, make sure to apply your moisturizer within a couple minutes of exiting the shower to lock in the moisture. The Epicuren Kukui Coconut After Bath Moisturizer is one of my favorites. Check it out HERE. Note: it has fragrance, which can be irritating for some. I love this one, though.
2. Use an all-natural hand cream, not one made for the body. Body moisturizers aren’t meant to last multiple washings like hand moisturizers. Stick with hand creams for the hands and body creams for the body. Here is a great, inexpensive one: Neutrogenia Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.
3. If your hands or feet are really dry, moisturize, then cover with gloves or socks overnight. The key is covering them overnight to lock in the moisture. My favorite moisturizer for overnight use is Waxalene, an organic petroleum jelly alternative based on bees wax. It’s a bit pricey, but worth it for a natural and organic product. Check it out HERE.
4. Finally, make sure to use a humidifier at home. If you have one attached to your furnace, check that it is turned to “winter” mode so you know it’s working! Alternatively, there are many simple humidifers you can place into your bedroom as well.
Here’s to soft, moisturized hands, feet, and legs!
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