We are in the midst of winter 2022 and it's been a wild ride already! For once we actually had snow fall down in Tuscaloosa (albeit not much). It doesn't seem like the cool temperatures are cooling down anytime soon. For those who spend extensive hours outside or have had dry skin issues during the first few months of 2022, this is for you. Here's 5 ways you can prevent rough hands and dry skin in winter.
Exfoliating your hands can help to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your hands, making them look and feel smoother. Many hand creams and lotions have exfoliants in them, so be sure to check the ingredients list if you want to incorporate exfoliating into your skincare routine. You can also use sugar scrubs or sugar scrubs made with sugar or salt. Both of these ingredients can help to gently scrub dead skin cells off your hands and leave them feeling soft.
2. Apply a self-tanning product or oils
Applying a self-tanning product to your body can help to bring back that healthy tan glow during the winter months. There are a variety of self-tanning products on the market, so be sure to check the ingredients list to see if any of the ingredients in the product are safe for use around the eyes. Some self-tanning products also have harmful ingredients in them, so be sure look over the labels to ensure they are compliant with your body tolerance and consult further with a doctor for extended use.
3. Silk gloves
Wearing gloves with silk or satin linings to prevent rough hands and dry skin during winters can help to protect your hands from the harsh elements and can help to prevent rough hands and dry skin during winters. Look for gloves with silk or satin linings in your local drugstore or department store. When you're wearing gloves, be sure to wipe your hands between each use to remove any dirt and debris that's inside your gloves.
A good pair of moisturizers can help to keep your skin moisturized and soft during the winter months. During the winter months, your skin tends to lose moisture faster than it would in the summer months, so a good moisturizer can help to lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. Look for moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid or hyaluronic acid derivatives, which are great for keeping your skin plump and hydrated. You can also use a body oil, which can help to lock in moisture and nourish your skin.
5. Alcohol free cleansers
Switching to alcohol free cleansers can help to prevent dry, cracked skin in the long run. Alcohol is a drying ingredient, so using alcohol free cleansers can help to keep your skin moisturized and can help to prevent dry, cracked skin. Some people are sensitive to alcohol, so if you're not sure whether or not your cleanser is alcohol based, be sure to test a small amount of the cleanser on your skin before applying it to your entire face. If your cleanser causes irritation, your skin will react and show signs of redness, dryness, and scaling.
Even though it might feel like it's just winter all the time, the cold temperatures and dry air of winter can take a toll on our skin and hands. Our skin naturally becomes dryer in the winter, which can leave our hands looking and feeling rough. We can help to prevent rough hands and dry skin in the winter by using products that are safe for use around the eyes, by exfoliating our hands, by applying self-tanning products to our body instead of our face, and by wearing gloves with silk or satin linings when we're outside. We can also help to prevent rough hands and dry skin in the winter by moisturizing our hands and body, by using alcohol free cleansers, and by using a good hand lotion. By using all of the advice listed above, the spring months and blossoms will be here in no time!