Are your hands and feet soft and supple? Want to keep them that way as the temperature begins to drop?
Let's face it, when the weather outside becomes frightful, your skin can really take a beating. The cold, dry air can make your hands and feet feel like sandpaper. But there are some simple things you can do to keep your skin soft and supple as temps begin to drop.
Thanks to COVID, washing your hands has become just as important as brushing your teeth. In all honesty, keeping your hands clean, should always have been at the top of the list. They touch more surfaces than any other part of your body.
Start by using a mild soap when you wash your hands and feet. Why a mild soap? Because harsh soaps, can strip away natural oils and leave your skin feeling dry and irritated.
After washing, apply a hand cream.
Before you apply your hand cream or butter, you can add an exfoliation step. Yes, your hands need to have the dead skin cell build-up removed.
For a lot of you, temps will drop drastically as the months move towards the winter season. Have gloves ready to cover your hands and protect them from nature's wrath.
Foot Care ...
Your hands and feet can be soft and supple. In order to keep your feet to experience this during the cooler months, a pedicure is advised. Some of you don't like other folks handling your feet. That's fine, you can always treat yourself. A good soak in warm water to soften up the dead skin cells is where you start.
Have a pumice stone to slough away the dead skin cell build-up. You'd be surprised at how much excess is accumulated on your feet and between your toes. Speaking of your toes, go gently on your nail beds. If you're doing your own treatment, use an orange stick to gently remove the excess dead skin. Having soaked your feet in warm water will help this process.
Once you've removed all of the dead skin cells, rinse your feet and take a last-minute inspection of your work. Your feet should feel soft and supple to the touch. Now it's time to apply your favorite body butter or body oil.
Your feet can benefit from a creamy body butter or body oil to help lock in moisture.
It's a good idea to give yourself this treatment every two weeks. Now that your feet are enclosed in shoes and boots, they will experience sweat from socks or tights.
Remember to drink plenty of water, too. This will help keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. The foods you eat will also help with internal hydration. Keep with the leafy green vegetables just as you did in the warmer months. Change your fruit intake to vibe with the season. Apples, oranges, and cranberries are great cool weather fruits.
There's no need to let the cooler weather take a toll on your beautiful skin. By following the tips given, you can keep your hands and feet soft and supple all season long.
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Dedicated to Your Beauty,