Monday, 21 January 2013

How to take care of your hands in the winter

Cold, windy weather as well as dry indoor heat can really dehydrate your skin in the wintertime. And though many women worry most about the skin on their faces, you shouldn't neglect your hands either. Follow these tips to take care of your hands in the winter.

Wear gloves

Make a habit of wearing gloves every time you go outside. Even if you are out for just a few minutes, the elements can do some damage. Also, be sure to always wear rubber gloves when washing dishes and doing other household cleaning. The hot water and chemicals in detergents and cleaners can dehydrate and damage your hands.

Use a humidifier

Humidify the air in your house. You can use an actual humidifier or just place a saucer of water near your heater. The extra moisture in the air will help stop the dry heat from drying out your skin -- including your hands.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Start a routine that every time you wash your hands, you automatically use a hand lotion or cream. Look for products made with natural ingredients. 

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  1. Hello from your newest follower, over from the I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Blog Hop.

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  2. This is so helpful to me. Mainly because my hands always get so dry in the winter and it's been bothering me. Thank you so much!

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  4. Hi! Found you via Mom's Monday Mingle and I'm a new follower. Please stop by my blog if you have a chance. Would love if you follow back. Thanks! Have a great day!


  5. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing :)

    New follower, follow back?

  6. Great tips, Irfan! Skin needs more care during winter time.

  7. Very informative Irfan! Thanks for sharing and have a good Thursday.

  8. Thank you for sharing your blog over at Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop! :)

    This post WAS really informative. I use TriCalm to get rid of the winter itch when my hands are dry, and wrote a review about it a while back. It is all natural so no harsh chemicals that can usually come with other anti-itch creams.

    Thanks again for hopping by!

    Diana @ Nanny2Mommy

  9. Following fro the GYB hop. Great tips. I am a nurse and winter is devastating to my hands.

  10. Hi! Just found you via the GYB hop and I'm so glad I did! I was JUST ranting on my blog today about dry hands LOL. These are some great tips...I'll have to try some of them! I'm your newest GFC follower & I can't wait to read some more stuff like this from you :)


  11. Stopping by from GYB. New GFC follower and FB liker :) Good info here.

  12. Hi, I'm your newest follower! Found you through the GFC blog hop! We don't have Winter here in the Philippines but it's extremely cold! Thanks for the tips!

    Follow back? :)

  13. I already follower your great blog and so glad I do! You have some really useful information here. Have a great weekend:)

  14. Seriously, hands get the worst of it in the winter, don't they??? Visiting today from Fun Friday.

  15. Great post!!

    Found your blog via the Aloha Friday Blog hop – Great blog –
    I’m a new follower.

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  16. Most people don't realize how quickly your hands can show your age. When I worked as an RN in ICU, between washing my hands 5 million times a shift and cold weather, it was horrible. My hands would crack and bleed, and I have to say my hands do show my age, oh and my boobs of course... A new follower from the Fun Friday Blog Hop. Would luv if you could drop by my blog as well.

    Anne Marie

  17. Great tips! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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