Let’s admit it: There’s nothing that feels worse in the winters than dry hands. Add to that the number of times we need to sanitise our hands due to the pandemic and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. In order to prevent your hands from turning dry and dehydrated, you need to shower them with extra TLC this winter. Ahead, four ways to keep your hands looking baby soft this winter.

 

01. Use a good hand cream

01. Use a good hand cream

Hand creams are a god-sent for anyone with dry and parched hands. Look for a thick, creamy formula packed with moisturising and nourishing ingredients and massage it on your hands, nails and cuticles — twice a day! The Dove Coconut Hand Cream contains the goodness of coconut and almond milk to provide intense moisturisation to give you softer, beautiful hands.

 

02. Wear rubber gloves when doing household chores

02. Wear rubber gloves when doing household chores

Your detergents and other cleaning supplies contain harsh chemical agents that strip the of its natural moisture. Continued exposure can also cause skin rashes and at worse, chemical burns *yikes*. Hence, it’s best to wear a pair of thick rubber gloves to keep your hands protected, prevent stripping of moisture and also to prevent chipping of nails.

 

03. Massage with some oil

03. Massage with some oil

Another great way to protect your hands while you sleep is to massage it thoroughly with oil and put on gloves before going to bed. The oil will form a protective layer on your skin, improve its barrier function and ensure that you wake up to soft and supple hands.

 

04. Switch to a cream-based hand wash

04. Switch to a cream-based hand wash

If you have been using a gel-based hand wash to cleanse your hands, we recommend you switch to a thicker, cream-based one like the Lux Bergamot & Mint Delight Hand Wash. Not only does it smell divine, but it will also moisturise your hands while getting rid of all the dirt and grime.