Discover beauty tips for the harsh winter winds
Moisturising is a must to help hydrate your skin
Do you feel itchy frequently during the colder months? Cracks on your hands? Flaking skin?
Like many other Australians, you are probably suffering from dry skin.
It’s quite natural to get dry skin as winter comes, even if you usually moisturise, drink plenty of water, and don’t use alcohol-based soaps.
Because of the cold winds, winter is enough to dry anything out, but the moment you add heating — be it air-con or gas — your skin will start dehydrating like nothing else.
Here are some tips for saving your hands this winter:
MOISTURISE, MOISTURISE, MOISTURISE
And don’t just use any hand cream or lotion either — often they are nowhere near intensive enough for your needs.
Thick creme is great for hydrating already chronically dry hands, while gels and jellies will lock in that essential moisture.
For some, gloves and mittens are more a hindrance than help for every-day life.
However, keeping hands out of the harsh wind is essential to keep them from drying out.
Not to mention, you’ll stay warmer.
COMBINE THE TWO
Yes, you read that right.
If your hands are already chronically dry, get a pair of plastic gloves — like the ones packaged with hair dye from the supermarket.
Smother your hands with hand lotion or cream, put the gloves on and affix to your hands with tape.
Leave them on overnight, or for a few hours while you watch TV, for soft and silky hands.