Winter Hand Care 911

woman wearing mittens to hide dry skin on hands

“Help! My skin’s always dry so I thought I’d seen it all - but this cold, windy winter has left my nails and cuticles a disaster! I hate taking off my mittens.”

The Problem: Dry Hands, Nails & Cuticles.

Ouch! I feel your pain - you need a winter hand-care plan ASAP! Dry, rough hands and torn cuticles aren’t just unappealing; they can lead to cracks, bleeding and even infection.

Try these simple steps to heal and maintain your hands, nails and cuticles.

The Solution: Get Religious about Routine Hand Care.

1. Switch to a moisturizing soap - you’ll get just as clean without removing all the naturally protective oils in your skin, and avoid super-hot water - it’s very drying.

2. Keep a bottle of good lotion by your sink and use it every time you wash. Gilden Tree Lotion smells great and is super moisturizing. 

3. Stash some hand cream in your purse. Gilden Tree 12% Shea Butter Cream soaks in quickly and feels great. Another purse staple is a nail file to file away little snags before they get bigger.

4. Before bed, use 12% Shea Butter Cream on your hands, paying special attention to your cuticles and nails.

Spa Owner Linda M told us “It penetrates and moisturizes nails and cuticles more deeply than anything I’ve ever used before.” Wear cotton gloves over the salve for 5-10 minutes to help the cream soak in. No gloves? Use clean cotton socks - but make it a nightly ritual

Expect substantial improvement in a week or so, and save your mittens for the snow!