The winter months are growing near, and I know that I’m already starting to see and feel the effects of the colder weather. Below are some tips and treatments from Skyy Hadley (owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken, NJ) for keeping your skin, and especially your hands, healthy this holiday season!
If you can’t make it into the salon to be pampered, you can make your own moisturizing treatment for your hands and feet that will counteract the drying effects of the cooler temperatures.
1) Take one cup of regular oatmeal and ½ cup of regular milk and heat up over the stove.
2) Stir until cooked, add sugar to thicken the mixture, and then let cool a bit.
3) When the mix is thickened, apply to hands and feet. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. The oatmeal soothes dry, itchy skin, and the milk acts as an exfoliant to help get rid of dry and dead skin cells.
4) Finish off with pure shea butter as a moisturizer or a product that contains shea butter.
If you don’t have the time for an at-home creation, pick up a pre-made treatment, like Atopalm.
All about Atopalm Moisturizing Hand Treatment ($18 at www.atopalm.com):
This hydrating formula is an advanced anti-aging treatment cream designed to diminish visible signs of aging while protecting against environmental damage.
Because the hands are regularly exposed to the sun, harsh weather, chemicals, and more, they are often the first area of the body to give way to visible signs of aging. Atopalm Moisturizing Hand Treatment works to combat common aging signs, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness, leaving the hands looking younger and more beautiful.
Moisturizing Hand Treatment is formulated with a rich blend of moisturizers, antioxidants, and protective ingredients, as well as Atopalm’s patented MLE technology. The formulation is especially beneficial for dry and sensitive skin, though all aging skin types can benefit from this product. With proper use, the hands will become softer, smoother, brighter, and suppler, all of which contribute to a more youthful appearance.