Regardless of age, our hands are actually super susceptible to damage. The skin on our hands is thinner than other parts of our body and creates less oil, so they just don’t hold moisture as well as other areas. And aside from needing extra hydration, our hands are always uncovered, which makes them prime candidates for sun damage. That’s why sunspots and other signs of sun damage tend to show up on our hands before other places, if they aren’t being properly protected.
In cold months, everything from our scalps to the soles of our feet will begin to flake, crack, and dry out without proper attention. Thanks to increased frequency of washing, using scalding water, and overexposure to freezing temps, our hands (along with face and scalp) tend to suffer first, most, and throughout the season.
Choosing the right hand cream can be a game-changer, but it’s important to take other measures, too.
At the end of the day, you probably already have a hand cream in your purse, so it won’t be hard to swap it for my all Natural Homemade Hand Cream, that’ll ensure your hands are protected and moisturized all day.
Made with unrefined pure shea butter, this vitamin-E-rich cream is intense, but it won’t leave you greasy. Not only does it smell amaizing thanks to the best therapeutic-grade essential oils, but it’s formulated without parabens, parolatum, phthalates, and sulfates.
For those of us who enjoy a natural scented hand cream, my homemade all natural hand moisturizer is the one.