September 17, 2019 2 min read

Every year you dream of a winter that doesn't steal the moisture of your hands. But every year, it's the same issue. Despite the different treatments you apply, your hands end up chapped, dry, damaged... Beyond aesthetics, it's very painful. You end up feeling lost!
I get that. 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! Conventional creams just didn't work on me.
The transformation of my hands happened when I applied these 4 tricks. Let me share them with you through this blog. ;)
1- It all starts with the soap you use at 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 a natural surgras soap , it is important to apply a moisturizer immediately after washing your hands.

2- I'm no longer for the cream but rather a repairing balm (without water) that nourishes and penetrates deep into the skin without leaving a greasy film. My preference is organic mango butter. Its restorative and protective benefits are well established. It really protects the skin and makes it 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. Get amazing results by the next morning.
With these simple and easy to apply formulas, 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 glow.
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?

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