Have your hands felt dry lately? As Fall moves in, the air begins to cool and hold less moisture, drying everything out—including our skin! Fall is a really important time of year to focus on the health of your hands. Here are a few tips on how to keep your hands soft and healthy for this fall season.
Hand Care Tips
Our skin is healthiest when it is moisturized. Here are some tips to help lock moisture in during the Fall season.
Use moisturizing soaps and hand sanitizers. Frequent washing and hand sanitizer use drys out your hands. The best way to combat this is to use a moisturizing hand sanitizer or a soap that contains natural plant oils. The second best way is to use all natural & moisturizing lotion regularly throughout the day.
Protect your cuticles. Use a good Cuticle Oil or Cream on your cuticles daily. Your cuticles seal the nailbed, preventing dirt and bacteria from damaging your nails. Healthy cuticles = healthy nails!
Establish a daily hand care routine. Take care of your hands daily to pre-empt dealing with larger issues. Using a good moisturizer before bed can be a good first step. I like to use a hand cream with lavender as it helps me sleep better.
Carry & use Salve all day long. Salve fell out of fashion at one time but has made a big comeback in recent years! It’s a great thing to keep around for all kinds of uses like dry, cracked skin, burns and wound care. It is easy to carry with you too! Remember to use it frequently if your hands are extremely dry, or if you have cuts or scrapes on them.
Protect your hands from cold. We often see people without gloves in extremely winter cold weather. Cold air reduces circulation in your skin, and prolonged exposure can actually damage your veins, reducing circulation. Glove up in the fall and winter time!