Beauty

My top creams for dry, winter hands

It’s not unusual to see changes in skin when winter arrives. One area of the body that tends to get ignored often are the hands. The skin gets dry and flaky, and if it’s not moisturized properly, there are dry patches around the face and body. It’s always a good idea to start moisturizing before the dryness occurs, however, sometimes, the moisturizers don’t seem to make a difference. It’s not because they don’t work. It’s mostly because for winter we need something more heavy-duty, such as creams and butters as lotions work best in summers. After spending a few winters in Boston, I wanted to share some of the products that work in extreme weather (-15 F) and keep your hands soft and moisturized.

  1. The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter: This is a heavy-duty body butter. It can be used all over and does not have an over-powering smell like some other body butters. It hydrates for 24 hours and consists of Vitamin E and Community Trade cocoa butter.

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2. Lano Rose Hand Cream: This cream has a light texture and it absorbs readily and easily. It’s super nourishing and makes hands soft and hydrated instantly. The rose smell is a treat for the senses. This cream is cruelty-free and also free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc; also free of PEGs.

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3. Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief: I mostly use this at night, it consists of Vitamin E and Shea Butter. It smells amazing but is on the greasier side, which is why a little bit goes a long way. Perfect for use while in the office when you need some aromatherapy 🙂

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