Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian
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Wondering how to keep your hands soft? Winters in Vermont mean cold hands and dry skin. The temperatures dip down below freezing at least six months out of the year and that means we keep our wood stove running which dries out my hands. When I venture outside, you can be certain that I’m wearing gloves as often as possible to keep my hands toasty warm in the cold weather. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
How to Keep Your Hands Soft All Winter
No matter what I do, I find that my hands get dry much more often in the winter. Since dry hands are uncomfortable and unattractive, I try to keep my hands from getting to that point. Here are a few things I find that really help to keep your hands warm and soft this winter.
When you wash your hands, take a moment to put apply hand lotion or hand cream. Many hand soaps have ingredients and harsh chemicals that can dry out your hands. I keep a small bottle of hand lotion in my handbag and one beside both sinks at home. I try to avoid artificial ingredients so I look for brands like Burt’s Bees and Jason’s when I shop.
Protect Your Hands
When you’re doing housework and using cleaning products, protect your hands with kitchen gloves to keep the harsh chemicals off your skin. Wear gloves when you wash dishes to protect your hands and your cuticles from becoming dry or damaged.
Protect your hands from the elements by always wearing gloves when you’re outside. I find that a warm pair of water-resistant knit gloves works best for me. Choose a pair of gloves with super soft fleece lining that will keep your hands warm and toasty all winter long.
We can all use a little bit of pampering in our beauty routine. Put a heavy body butter on your hands right before bed to give your hands deep moisturizing while you’re sleeping. Wear soft cotton gloves to protect your sheets while you sleep.
Do you have any tips I’ve missed for keeping your hands soft all winter?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.