With cooler temperatures fast approaching
we hope, the last person I want to be is that girl with dry hands that scratch against my pants every time I accidentally brush them. I can literally hear/feel what I’m describing as I’m typing this. With the average person washing their hands 10 or more times a day, how are you supposed to prevent the dreaded scratchy hands from happening?! Check out my winter routine for soft hands below…
Step 1: Swap Out Your Soap
If you’re like me, or previous me, you probably hadn’t given much thought to what liquid soap you’re buying. You just want something that gets your hands clean and smells nice at the same time! (I was an avid bath and body works girl before this, y’all. I get it.) But, once Perfectly Posh introduced their foaming hand soaps and I gave one a try…I won’t ever go back. The difference is amazing. Even when you’re lathering your hands, you can feel how moisturizing and creamy the soap is. Our soaps have no sulfates and are instead filled with coconut-based cleansers. By only making this small swap in my kitchen and bathroom, I immediately noticed softer hands! Plus, I go around smelling my hands for a solid 10 minutes after. My favorite scent is even on sale right now! Go check it out here.
Step 2: Exfoliate 2-3x a Week
I’ll be quite honest– exfoliating my hands was never something I did before incorporating this new routine into my life. Exfoliating my body? Yeah…but my hands specifically? Nahh. However, it makes a hugeee improvement in how my skin feels when I focus on using a scrub 2-3x a week.
I keep it super simple by leaving one of my favorite body scrubs in my bathroom next to my hand soap! After washing my hands, I scrub them with Of Quartz, Girl (my current pick) and give myself a mini-mani. I highly encourage you to try it! Plus, it gives this mama a 5 minute pampering break to breathe and decompress in the middle of my day.
Step 3: Moisturize With a Hand Creme
Ever used a lotion that left your hands feeling so greasy you couldn’t even turn a doorknob? Yeahhh, that’s my worst nightmare. It’s why I avoided using hand lotion at all costs before I found Posh’s “Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme”. Thankfully, our hand crèmes are made with non-greasy apricot kernel oil for long-lasting moisture that absorbs quick so you never have to worry about a wait time after using!
Feel like you need an extra boost of moisture because you suffer from super dry hands? I’m loving that Posh added an intensive lotion, Working Girl, for just that reason! The “ultra-restorative, patented complex works as hard as you do to revive dry, cracked hands and help prevent moisture loss and future dryness…enjoy the soothing, amazingly hydrating blend of apricot kernel oil, natural ceramides, and plant phytosterols as it quickly soaks into skin.” These Winter Extra scents are amazing, but you can order any of your favorite scents directly to your home by visiting the website here.
Have any other tips for avoiding dry hands this Winter? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments! Be sure to let me know what you think of this article and any other topics you’d like to see featured on the blog. I hope you have an awesome week!