Every year you dream of a winter that doesn't ruin your hands. But every year, it's the same refrain. Despite the different treatments you apply, your hands end up chapped, dry, damaged, damaged... Beyond aesthetics, it's very painful. You feel lost!
I understand you. My first winter in Montreal felt like an icy shower. My mind could not imagine such cold. My fingers froze, cracks all around the fingernails despite wearing gloves. Call a spade a spade: conventional creams just didn't work on me.
The transformation of my hands happened when I applied these 4 tricks. I share them with you ;-)
FOLLOW THE LEADER
1- It starts with the soap you use. That of your home or workplace. The latter is very often FOAMING and therefore IRRITATING(That rhymes so you don't forget!)It tends to dry out any skin. In the absence of anatural surgras soap, it is important to apply a moisturizer immediately after washing your hands.
2- I'm no longer for the cream but rather arepairing balm(without water) that nourishes and penetrates deep into the skin without a greasy film. My preference is organic mango butter. Its restorative and protective benefits are well established. The skin is really protected, soft and silky.
3- Exfoliate very gently to remove dead cells. Nothing abrasive because attacking the skin brings more inconvenience (eczema, itching, allergies) than anything else.
4- Make oil baths as for the hair. Leave your hands soaked in lukewarm oil for about ten minutes. It is a real boost of hydration and nutrition. Wipe off with a towel and wear gloves overnight. Amazing result the next morning.
With these simple and easy to apply gestures, your hands will spend the winter without any hassle. Sometimes, all you have to do is change your perception, and the world lights up in a new light.
Let me know in the comments if these tips resonate with you. Will you apply them if you suffer from damaged hands in winter? Do you have any tips to share with us?