Anyone who’s ever lived in a snowy area knows that the two body parts that really suffer from being forced to turn on the heater and brave the cold are your hands and feet. These extremities are extra-sensitive to the cold and super-dry air. So what’s a girl to do when the skin on your hands and feet gets dry and even chapped? Relief is on the way…
Moisturize often: Frequently apply moisturizers with ingredients like shea butter to lock in hydration. One of our favorite vegan varieties is Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream.
Get serious overnight: We’ve found a great way to quickly restore softness to heels that sometimes get very dry and even cracked. At night, massage a good cuticle or body oil into all areas of your feet (try Avéne Body Oil.) Then, follow up with a great foot-specific moisturizer like Kerstin Florian Fuß Balm. Slide on a pair of cotton socks and hit the hay. If you do this for a couple of days, you’ll see a big difference.
Seek professional help: In-office treatments like lasers, radio-frequency energy and chemical peels can be used on your hands, just like they would be used on your face. Some can treat sensitive, red skin while others can help improve texture and remove age spots that make hands look older. Talk to your dermatologist for options.
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