Winter’s cold, dry air will literally suck the moisture out of your skin, and warming up with artificial heating and hot showers only makes it worse. Hands are particularly vulnerable as they’re regularly exposed to wind chill, car heaters, and frequent washing. Here’s how to keep your mitts soft and smooth this winter.
1. Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
A harsh hand soap will feel even more drying during the winter months. Aesop’s hand wash is enriched with oils of orange, lavender, and rosemary to nourish as it cleanses, and the iconic bottle looks great next to the sink.
$50, by Aesop
2. Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream
Looking to the ingredients used in facial skincare, this non-greasy formula was designed with the hand-cream averse in mind. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
$10, by Neutrogena
3. Skin Food Original Ultra-rich Cream
An early pioneer of biodynamic agriculture, Switzerland’s Dr. Rudolf Steiner also developed another great au naturel solution: Skin Food, created in 1926 to nourish your skin with an entirely plant-based formula.
$25, by Weleda
4. Atoderm Hands & Nails
This hypoallergenic hand cream is effectively a glove, protecting even dry and damaged hands from the elements. Vitamin B3 and glycerin reinforce natural hydration to strengthen your skin over regular use.
$10, by Bioderma
5. CND SolarOil Nail and Cuticle Care Pe
Cuticle oil is your best defense against irritating hangnails. CND’s SolarOil is an industry favourite that’s now available in an easy-to-use pen. Simply swipe around the nails and massage in for happy hydration.
$15, by CND
6. Rêve de Miel Body Scrub
You already know the benefits of exfoliating your face — just imagine what wonders it can do for your hands. A quick scrub with Nuxe’s honey-filled formula removes dead cells to leave hands soft to the touch.