Winter is approaching and one needs to be alert about the change in the temperature and the impact it has on your skin. The dry winter air will lead to lack of moisture on your skin and will cause dry skin.
If you do not take care of this condition it will lead to the skin peeling and scaly skin. This looks unhealthy and unattractive. There are several preventive and curative tips that you can try to keep the skin on your hands and feet healthy, soft and attractive.
Start by bathing in warm water. Though one may prefer to bathe in hot water during the colder months of the year one needs to refrain from doing so. Hot water strips the body of the natural oils and this leads to the skin getting dry and itchy.
Warm water on the other hand will not affect the natural body oils. Use aromatherapy oils in your bath water to soothe your skin and nourish and moisturize it. Do not bathe more than once a day as bathing often will get rid of the body’s natural oils. Use a loofah on your body twice a week to exfoliate the dead cells naturally.
Use moisturizing oils on your body immediately after you have a bath to improve the amount of moisture on the surface of the skin. Olive oil and almond oil will nourish your skin and prevent it from getting dry.
If you are not keen on using oils then you must invest in a good moisturizing cream and apply it generously on your hands and feet.
Soak your hands and feet in warm water before you go to bed at night and then use a thick layer of moisturizer on the area. Wear socks and mittens to lock in the moisture as you sleep at night.
Bathe in milk once a week during the winter months. The lactic acid from the milk will nourish your skin and increase the amount of hydration in it. Milk will also remove all the impurities and surface level toxins from your skin and improve the texture of your skin naturally.