Published: September 14, 2016
As the weather changes, you probably notice your skin changing a bit and becoming much drier. The fact is, a lot of our features start to change during the colder weather. That’s right, even down to our hands and nails. You probably didn’t even realize your NAILS could be affected by the weather, huh? No worries, you know now. Well, fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your hands and nails are looking spot on ALL fall long. We promise – they’re not difficult to do, either.
Ya gotta moisturize!
You hear it all the time when it comes to taking care of the skin on your face, but don’t forget your hands and nails! These are areas that tend to be forgotten about the most, but they need some moisturizing too. The thing about our hands and nails is they’re put through a lot because we use them for everything, so realistically they need even more care and moisturizing. Keeping a moisturizer with you as often as possible, and applying it to your hands as often as you can is going to be a true life saver this time of year. Do yourself a favor and get your hand moisturizing game up, so you’re not dealing with super dry hands in the crisp weather!
Exfoliate the hands
Again, you probably hear about exfoliating your skin on your face ALL the time (especially if you keep up to date with our articles) but it’s just THAT important. Don’t get it twisted though, it’s not something that only needs to be done to your face you also need to be exfoliating your hands! Yep, we said it. There are some great hand exfoliating products on the market now, and even treating yourself to a professional manicure for the exfoliating benefits can do wonders. The point is, just like you need to eliminate the dead skin cells on the rest of your body you really need to do the same on your hands. It’ll keep them soft and fresh during the climate changes.
Watch your habits
As the crisp weather approaches, you probably often step into hot showers and use really hot water when washing your hands. While we totally feel you on this, it’s a nice way to warm up a bit, it’s not so great on your hand’s skin. Using hot water can actually strip your skin of its natural oils and cause them to be even drier – especially this time of year. In addition to being more cautious of the water temperature, take note of the soaps that you’re using. Often times if the soap is drying and even harsh, it can cause your skin to be even drier and crack. Since we’re trying to avoid those things from happening, use a gentle soap that has moisturizing benefits of it to keep the hydration in your skin.
Do you find that your hands and nails tend to get different in the crisp weather? What have you found helps?