It's that time of year again where our hands suddenly start to become super dry - not a good look! Here are five tips to take care of your hands in the upcoming months - and all year round!
Wash your hands less
This might sound gross, but try not to excessively wash your hands during the day. Of course you need to wash them, but if you do, try using lukewarm water instead of cold or hot and use a cream based hand wash that doesn't strip the oils from your skin.
After washing your hands, always put on moisturizer afterwards. Also try and use cuticle oil regularly, it will give your cuticles some extra nourishment and protection. Our heroine.nyc cuticle oil will provide a safe barrier and make your cuticles smooth and supple.
We've all heard it a thousand times, but keeping hydrated will not only benefit your insides, but your outsides as well. Your skin will thank you if you drink enough water during the day. Try to get at least 6 glasses of water in per day, ideally it should even be 8 glasses!
Skip the acetone
When removing your nail polish, try and avoid acetone based nail polish removers. Acetone will not only dry out your cuticles, but also your hands in the places it touches. Try using a soy based nail polish remover instead, like our heroine.nyc soy nail polish remover. It's gentle to your hands and cuticles and gets the job done just as well.
Avoid hand sanitizers
If you're a germaphobe, this might be difficult, but try not using hand sanitizers, at least not all the time! The alcohol will strip the natural oils from your hands leaving them super dry and exposed. Also, using hand sanitizers may actually lower your resistance to diseases by killing good bacteria, which helps protect against bad bacteria.