During a long, changeable winter, caring female hands themselves need care. Frost, wind and snow are a serious test for the skin. To preserve its beauty, youth and health, it is necessary to adopt the rules of hand care in winter.
First of all, let's figure out why the skin of the hands is dry in winter. Sadly, this property is inherent in nature itself. The skin on the palms has a scanty hydrolipidic film and, on average, receives 3-4 times less valuable moisture than, say, the skin of the face. Winter frosts only exacerbate the problem, causing irritation, flaking and redness. The indoor air in winter is much drier and hotter, which also has a detrimental effect on the condition of the skin. In addition, during this period, our body receives less nutrients.
Simple hand care rules can help minimize the effects of these problems. First of all, you must thoroughly dry your hands with a dry towel after each contact with water and in no case go out into the cold with wet hands. By the way, it is worth washing your hands with exceptionally warm water. Water that is too hot or cold can dry out and defat the skin. Any household chemicals, even those containing cosmetic components, have an aggressive effect on our skin. Therefore, it makes sense to get rubber gloves and do any wet housework only in them. And most importantly, a nourishing hand cream should always be at hand. It must be used every day, morning and evening, and applied to the skin before going outside.
Operation Clean Hands
Trips to the beauty salon have not been canceled, because experienced masters will always help to bring your hands into proper shape. However, this is not enough, so cosmetic procedures can be continued at home.
How to take care of your hand skin? The first step is to properly prepare it for further manipulations. You can cleanse your skin with any scrub you have at home. Or you can make a great cleanser with your own hands. We need sea salt, which, unlike table salt, is rich in trace elements. Dissolve it in warm water at the rate of 1 tbsp. l. salt in 1 glass of water and immerse your hands in the solution for 10-15 minutes. On the basis of the same salt, you can make an effective scrub. Grind equal proportions of sea salt and dried tangerine peels and add a couple of drops of any essential oil. To enhance the effect of the scrub, you can add a little ground coffee. Massage the skin of the hands with the resulting mixture for several minutes, then rinse it off with water.
Healthy hand recipes include complex creams. They can be based on a nourishing cream you already have. Add a few drops of coconut, almond, or peach oil to it. Thanks to this, the cream will acquire a more elastic structure and better protect the skin.
Alternatively, you can make your own cream. Take 1-2 tsp. beeswax, melt it in a water bath and add 3 tsp. some hard oil. Cocoa butter, shea butter, or mango butter will work fine. Then pour in 4 tsp. the above liquid oils. Cool the mixture slightly and apply to the skin of the hands. In consistency, such a cream resembles petroleum jelly and is absorbed for a very long time. But the result will be noticeable after the first application. The rest of the cream can be poured into a cream jar, preferably a glass one.
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Various homemade hand masks will also help you get the right skin care for your hands in winter. Irritation and itching caused by temperature changes will be removed with a special mask. 2 tbsp. l. oatmeal needs to be ground into flour and add 2 tsp to them. olive oil, a few drops of lemon juice, vitamins A and E, glycerin. Apply the mask in an even layer for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
An excellent nourishing mask can be made with a vegetable marrow. We rub it on a grater, add 2 tsp. chopped oatmeal, 1 tbsp. l. milk, 2 tbsp. l. sour cream and mix into a homogeneous mass. Then we rub the mask into the skin of the hands and keep it for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with water. An equally effective nourishing mask can be obtained from a variety of herbs. First, prepare decoctions of St. John's wort, sage and dandelion roots. Take 2 tbsp. l. each of them, add 1 tbsp. l. low-fat cottage cheese and mix them together. We rub the mask into the skin of the hands and leave it on for 20-25 minutes.
Egg masks will help get rid of dry hands in winter. Combine one raw yolk, 1 tbsp. l. flaxseed oil and juice of one lemon. Apply the mask in a thick layer, put on cotton gloves and remove them after 40 minutes. Do not forget about honey, which makes the skin of the hands supple and velvety. It gives the best results in combination with the same egg yolk and lemon juice.
These simple guidelines will not take much time and effort, and your pens will always be irresistible and attractive. If you know how to care for your hands in winter, and you have proven recipes, be sure to share the secrets with other readers.