Winter weather is tough on the skin. Whether its our face or body, the cool, dry air can make you feel like you're lacking in the moisture department. But it isn't just your face that needs attention – your hands need some TLC too! From cracked and damaged cuticles to brittle fingernails solve your hand dilemmas with these natural cuticle treatments.
Almond Oil and Rose Oil
Naturally sourced oils are one of the best options to consider when trying to keep you’re worn out hands soft and looking healthy. Combine 4 drops of both the Vitamin E oil and Rose oil in a bowl and gently stir. Place one hand in the bowl at a time for 2-3 minutes (or more depending on preference). Remove your hand and massage each fingernail and leave hand to air dry and absorb the oil.
Orange wood stick
One product. Really simple. Instead of cutting the cuticles (which is a big no), use the orange wood stick to gently push back the cuticles. If you find the skin too dry or sore to be pushed back, rub on shea butter, which will add moisture to your fingernails and make the process less painful and easier.
(Extra Virgin) Olive oil
Isn’t it the best when items in your kitchen double as beauty products? For those of you who don’t have much time during the day, rub one teaspoon of olive oil into your fingernails and cuticles at night. The oil will leave your nails shiny and will provide as a natural moisturizer for dry skin.
Speaking of moisture, the entire hand needs a chance to heal from the harsh effects of the weather, not just the cuticles. Instead of constantly washing your hands with only soap (which actually makes your hands more dry) take a 1/4 cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of mild baby soap. Stir mixture until consistent and evenly massage into hands.
No, you're not to drink this, this time anyways. For those who have cuts or cracked cuticles because of the weather, you'll love the antibacterial protection of the fruit juice. Combine olive oil and 2 teaspoons of lemon and orange juice in a bowl and depending on your preference heat it up the mixture in the microwave for 10 seconds. Once mixed, soak each hand in the bowl for 5-10 minutes and than place on spa gloves and lay your hand on a flat surface for another 5 minutes. Repeat with the other hand.