4 ways to care for your hands in the cold weather

September 12, 2016

Low temperatures and cold winds can make the hands feel chapped, tight and dry. It can be even worse for eczema sufferers who develop painful cracks in the skin that can lead to soreness, bleeding and even infection.

Here are our top four tips on caring for your hands when the temperature drops:

  1. Moisturise your hands frequently throughout the day, especially if you've been doing the washing up or using a product that's know to dry out the skin (try to use washing up gloves if you can!). Use a mild soap, like Baby's Pure Shea Butter Soap, to cleanse without removing existing moisture and top-up afterwards with a rich, healing salve like Mama's Everything Body Balm.
  2. Wear gloves when out and about to safeguard your hands from harsh winds. Keep a moisturiser by the door so you can apply it to your hands before you pop your gloves on -- when you return home your hands should feel silky, smooth and soft.
  3. Don't forget to give your nail bed and cuticles some TLC. The moisturising Shea Butter in Mama's Everything Body Balm hydrates and protects the nails, preventing bothersome cracks and tears.
  4. Make moisturising your hands a firm fixture of your bed time routine. Even the thickest layer of moisturiser will have plenty of time to be absorbed by the skin as you catch your 40 winks so you get all of the advantages with none of the leg work!

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