How to take good care of your hands in winter
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Cold, wind and hydroalcoholic gel: this seasonal cocktail makes the skin on your hands more fragile.
Firstly, thoroughly wash your hands
With water, limescale and soap, washing your hands contributes to destroying the skin’s hydrolipid film, which is a natural barrier made up of sebum and water. And this is all the more true with the use of hot water, a further aggressor to your hands – therefore, rather opt for warm water, to protect your hands a little more. If you wash your hands in a public place, we recommend you avoid the electric hand drier due to its tendency to dry out the skin.
The importance of nourishing your hands
If the skin on your hands resembles that of a snake, it is quite probably suffering from dryness. When the temperature drops below freezing the skin can even crack and bleed. Before this happens, it’s best to moisturise your hands frequently – same goes for your face and body, those need to be nourished daily, too, sometimes even several times a day. But don’t overdo it by using lotion every five minutes, otherwise the skin will no longer make the effort to protect itself.
How do I take care of my hands?
If your hands have cracks or lesions, opt for a balm that deeply moisturises and repairs. Our Hand Moisturising Balm provides deep nourishment to the skin thanks to shea butter. It also contains provitamin B5 and vegetable glycerine to moisturise and soften the skin. In the event of a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or xerosis, don't hesitate to consult a dermatologist: he or she will be able to tell you what care your skin needs.