Fight dry skin and keep your hands soft in the cooler weather

Red GlovesNow that autumn is settling in, you’ll need to pay closer attention to your extremities aka the poor dehydrated skin that’s exposed to the wind, the cold, and other unpleasant elements. Take your hands for example – how do they feel right now? If you’ve answered ‘sandpaper’ instead of ‘smooth and comfortable’, you’ve got some moisturising to do!

We’ve put together a quick selection of our favourite natural hand creams to keep your paws and the tip of your nose soft and smooth through the colder weather. Read on if your hands are in need of some rescue!

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme 57gBurt’s Bees Almond Milk and Beeswax Hand Crème

This rich and thick cream packs a generous punch of moisture courtesy of plant oils and beeswax. It replenishes and softens hard-working hands and will give you a nose-full of sweet almonds that add to the deliciousness!

Talinga Grove Workmans Hand Cream

Hand-made in small batches from the EVOO pressed at Talinga Grove, reach for this if your hands are in serious need of repairing moisture. The olive oil combines with plant butters, essential oils and beeswax to give skin concentrated nutrition and lasting softness.

Weleda Skin Food

We have a soft spot for Skin Food – this is a hard-working skin moisturizer that multi-tasks very well. Every year it protects our hands and knuckles from painful dryness, our faces from the not-very-attractive winter blush, and keeps our noses a normal shade of pink even when we get a sniffly cold. It contains organic sunflower seed oil, beeswax and lanolin combined with extracts of pansy, calendula and chamomile. In other words, it’s rich, soothing and smells a treat.

Botani Olive Hand Cream 100gBotáni Olive Hand Cream

The Olive Hand Cream is the answer to your ultra sensitive skin’s prayers with a blend of healing aloe vera, rich sweet almond oil and olive squalane. The formula also includes both German and Roman chamomile, calendula, jojoba and vitamin E. We recommend you make friends if your skin is chapped and very irritated.

Bonus tip: don’t forget your hands when you use body scrub! But be very gentle, especially if your hands are quite dry and sensitive. You should also invest in a pair or two of cotton gloves and once a week just before bed, give your hands a generous coating of cream, pop the gloves on and go to sleep. You’ll wake up to lovely soft mitts!

Have you tried any of our picks? Do you have any favourites we should know about?

(Feature image from here)

2 thoughts on “Fight dry skin and keep your hands soft in the cooler weather

  1. I’m so looking forward to checking out what I’ve got at home to do a deep moisturise of my hands and elbows later tonight 😉 thanks for the reminder!

    1. And you’ve just reminded me to give my elbows a scrub + some well-deserved moisturiser 🙂 I have the hardest time keeping them hydrated and soft for some reason!

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