Take care of dry hands in winter

Your hands are the ones that suffer the most from winter. Find out how to take care of them.

How to take care of Dry Hands in Winter

Your hands are dry, uncomfortable, and even chapped sometimes? Help them protect themselves as quickly as possible with these 5 easy steps.

Before we begin, have you ever wondered why your hands are so dry?
The reason is straightforward: without hair and sebaceous glands, they are not protected by the hydrolipidic film that keeps safe the rest of your body protected. Without this film, made up of water and sebum, the skin is in direct contact with all the aggressions they encounter: cold, detergents, pollution... What's more, they are the only areas of our skin that are most exposed and the least often clothed. Result: the hands are dehydrated, and they cannot defend themselves alone!

1. Don't wash your hands in too hot water, and use a gentle soap.

Washing your hands is fundamental: they are the ones that are most in contact with different bacteria, so wash them as soon as possible after touching subway doors, restaurant handles or even just your cell phone! 

Yes, but here's the thing, you have to wash your hands CORRECTLY: even though washing your hands with hot water is very pleasant when you're a little too cold, hot water dries your hands, removing the little hydration present in your hands.
In addition, some soaps aren’t adapted to the specific skin of your hands: they strip the hands and dry them more and more.

Here's the solution: wash your hands with mild water, using a gentle soap suitable for the hands! This way, your skin is much less stressed and dry.

Jowae nourishing hand and nail cream applied on one hand

2. Moisturize hands with plenty of creams before going to sleep

We all know that hand cream is not always handy when you want to apply large amounts: all day long you have to shake hands, text on your cell phone or write reports on a laptop.
Despite the quick absorption of some creams, it never seems to be the right time to apply them.

In the evening before going to sleep, there are no more excuses. Apply a large amount inside and outside of the hands, up to the wrists and even to the elbows! You can wear cotton gloves while you sleep to keep the care on your hands as much as possible.
In the morning, you can be sure that your hands will be soft and moisturized like you've never seen them before! By repeating this gesture every night, dry hands will be a vague memory.

Don't you know which hand cream to choose?
We recommend Jowaé Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream, enriched with Camellia oil, a precious beauty oil rich in fatty acids and omega 9. It also contains a nourishing and moisturizing complex of shea butter, coconut oil and urea, a perfect cocktail to nourish and moisturize your hands.
96% natural, no risk of applying harmful and chemical ingredients to your hands.

3. Wear gloves to protect your hands

Reducing contact with the cold is the best way to fight against its harmful effects! When choosing the gloves you need, prefer the ones that are not too tight - to not disturb blood circulation.
Lined gloves will give you the warmth and comfort you deserve.
Even better: mittens will keep you even warmer!

woman hiding her face with grey woollen mittens

4. Treating chapped hands

Do you notice any chapped or cracked skin on your hands? Are your fingertips so dry that you see some fine lines? Act with urgency!
Hand cream is the first solution. 

But you probably need to use a Soothing Nourishing Balm to nourish profoundly and repair as quickly as possible.
Apply the Balm to the damaged areas as often as possible!

5. Taking care of your nails

We often talk about hands, but your nails and cuticles also need nutrition! To prevent them from splitting, becoming soft or brittle, they need to be nourished and hydrated.
To do this, carefully apply Nourishing Hand and Nail Cream to the nails and cuticles, massaging it in to ensure that it penetrates well.
Your nails will immediately regain a pretty pink colour. They will grow healthier and more beautiful!

You see, the solution to have cute hands is quite simple after all! By adopting one or more of these habits, your hands will be ready to welcome spring with a fresh and comfortable look!