How to prevent dry hands

October 12, 2016

Runny noses, coughs and chapped lips -- the crisp weather can cause all manner of health problems, leaving us feeling worn out and weary eyed. The bite of frosty mornings and icy evenings can also remove the moisture from our skin and reduce its natural oils, which dries out our hands and makes our fingers feel sore and achy.

Here's how to care for your hands in the cold weather:

  1. Step up your moisturising routine and use a rich balm to hydrate and protect your hands from the chill. Mama's Everything Body Balm is a gorgeously thick moisturiser that coats the skin with a layer of conditioning Shea Butter and natural oils. Apply it daily to lock in moisture and prevent the risk of chapping. 
  2. Central heating can be especially drying to the skin so you might find that you need to moisturise repeatedly throughout the day to keep it well hydrated. Going from cold temperatures to a warm and cosy home can put more stress on your skin so treat it kindly and continue to moisturise as and when required.
  3. Always wear gloves when you leave the house to protect your hands from becoming chapped, inflamed or cracked. This is especially important for those of us who's hands are often exposed to the cold weather, like cyclists. 
  4. Use a mild soap that hydrates your hands instead of stripping them of their moisture. Look for creamy bars of soap, like Mama's Shea Butter Soap, that cleanse and moisturise at the same time.

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