Today we decided to address a more, close at hand, seasonal concern. As you must have inferred from the title, we shall be dedicating some words and writing space to talk about the various ways to moisturize our hands and feet during the otherwise dry winters in India. Chapped hands and dry feet are a real problem in winters. In some circumstances, people have complained of bleeding through the cracks developed on their feet, which is not just inconvenient in more ways than one, but is also a painful ordeal that many of us have to suffer during the dry winter seasons. So, without a shade of doubt, this topic deserves special attention. We would enlist some measures to keep dry hands and feet moisturized in this post. So, sans any further futile meanderings, let us get started on the list:
1. Remember to use moisturizers regularly: This is perhaps the most obvious entry in the list, however, moisturization is the key to solve this issue. It is a must to moisturize your hands and feet during the particularly dry winter season here in India, where the general tendency is to get chapped hands and feet. Invest in a good body lotion, moisturizer or body butter to nourish and moisturize the skin.
2. Do not over wash your hands: This might come as a little unorthodox, but it is highly recommended to prevent dryness of hands. Overdoing of anything is detrimental to our health and welfare and washing our hands is no exception. Washing hands a little too often washes off the essential natural oils from our skin which is of utmost importance when you are to bear in mind that winters, in India, are usually rather dry and will leave skin extremely dry.
3. Best to avoid alcoholic hand sanitizers: This entry follows closely with the former one. It is most advisable not to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers as they rob skin’s natural moisture barrier.
4. Yogurt mask: It has been reported by many that the application of unpasteurized, unflavored yogurt on chapped hands and feet help to restore its natural moisture. Make a mask with yogurt, honey, and 2 tbsp of olive oil and apply it all over hands and feet to make them soft.
5. Olive oil: Olive oil is popular for its intensely moisturizing properties. It will guarantee soft skin throughout the winter season.
6. Banana mask: Banana is known for its skin moisturizing properties. To make a moisturizing banana mask, you have to mash in one whole banana and add some olive oil and honey and apply the mixture all over hands and feet and rinse off 20 minutes.
7. Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is widely used in the production of a lot of moisturizing beauty products as well as it is used independently. Aloe vera has natural moisturizing and soothing properties and as such it can prove to be highly beneficial to those who suffer from chapped hands and feet during the dry winters.
8. Wear gloves: The dry nature of the air during winters has the tendency to remove moisture from your skin directly. It is thus most advisable to put on gloves during these spells of dry winter to avoid ending up with dry hands and feet.
Well dear readers, I sincerely hope that you find this piece both useful and informative. Please share your thoughts and ideas as well as concerns in the comments section below.
Wish you all a very happy winter; stay pretty and healthy.