5 Ways To Have Healthy Hands This Winter
By Orla, October 31, 2013
With the winter winds and cold harsh weather comes dry or cracked skin on our hands, but luckily we have a few simple tips to help minimize the effects of the winter weather.
1. Use A Milky Soap
The clearer your soap or hand wash is, the more likely it is to dry your skin out. Try to use milkier soaps, and avoid soaps that contain triclosan.
Triclosan is a harsh antibacterial chemical that can dry skin out, instead look for soaps that contain natural antibacterial ingredients such as eucalyptus or tea tree oil.
2. Moisturise After Your Sanitize
Using hand sanitizer is becoming more and more common these days, but due to the high amounts of alcohol in hand sanitizers, it can actually dehydrate your nails and skin. Team that together with the winter weather and you’re sure to get dry skin, so make sure you moisturise after you sanitize.
3. Avoid Nail Polish Removers Based On Acetone
Acetone-based nail polish remover has been known to strip the nails along with removing the nail polish, leaving you with brittle nails.
4. Spread That Sun Cream All The Way To Your Hands
It is often advised that you wear sun factor on your face daily to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but your hands can wrinkle or dry out just as easily as your face.
When choosing your hand cream look out for creams with an SPF, or just pop some sun cream on over your hand cream.
5. Take Biotin Supplements
Biotin is a member of the vitamin B family and it increases nail thickness and prevents splitting and breaking. To reap the benefits of biotin, it is said that a daily intake of 2.4 milligrams is necessary.