My Dear Readers and Fellow Cleaning Enthusiasts,
I am in love with everything outdoors, and even when the winter chill settles in, I try my best to get my family outside and embrace winter. But each year I suffer from dry, cracked hands. It’s hard to pin point exactly what causes it. I guess it could be the drop in temperature, combined with the lower humidity levels, that strip the skin of its natural moisture. Even if that’s the cause, my rough, parched hands can be painful. I have tried my share of store-bought lotions, and while they offer some rapid relief, they just don’t help in the long term. While our family tries to wisely choose products that are organic, we have been seeking out ways to not only soothe the dryness, but also to nourish our skin, naturally.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
During the summer, I often feel thirsty, it’s not challenging to drink plenty of water. That feeling of thirst isn’t as strong during the winter. I must remind myself that it’s it's crucial to drink plenty of water to keep your body and skin adequately hydrated – especially now! I know that water helps maintain the skin's elasticity and prevents it from becoming dry and flaky.
One of the best ways to combat dry hands is by turning to nature's bounty – organic oils. Coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil are excellent choices. These oils are rich in fatty acids that lock in moisture and provide a protective barrier against harsh winter elements. Apply a small amount to your hands and massage gently for instant relief. What are some of my favorite?
Shea butter, derived from the nuts of the African shea tree, is a superb organic remedy for dry skin. Packed with vitamins A and E, as well as fatty acids, shea butter deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Look for unrefined, raw shea butter for maximum benefits. Apply it generously to your hands before bedtime for an overnight hydration boost.
Have you tried Honey?
Honey isn't just a sweet treat – it's a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties. Mix raw honey with a bit of warm water to create a hydrating hand mask. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Your hands will thank you for this sweet, organic indulgence as Natural Remedies for Dry Hands.
Oats aren't just for breakfast – they can work wonders for dry, irritated skin. When I had chicken pox two years ago, someone suggested an oatmeal bath to soothe my itchy skin. I was truly skeptical, but I did it! I added about 2 cuts of oats to my tub, and soaked for about 10 minutes. It was surprisingly therapeutic. If you want to create an organic oatmeal hand scrub, it's easy. Mix ground oats with a bit of honey and water. Gently massage the mixture onto your hands, allowing the oats to exfoliate and the honey to moisturize. You will be amazed.
DIY Avocado Hand Mask:
Avocado isn't just a trendy toast topping; it's a fantastic source of natural oils and vitamins that can revitalize dry skin. Mash a ripe avocado and apply it to your hands for a luxurious and moisturizing hand mask. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off to unveil softer, more supple skin.
Natural Remedies for Dry Hands with Whole Naturals
Nature's bounty is a treasure trove of organic oils, and when combined create our Whole Naturals Castile Soap. Our certified organic oils such as Coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil, blend together to make create an effective cleaning solution without compromising your skin's moisture balance, making it an ideal companion for your winter skincare regimen. The oils lock in moisture and the soap gently cleanses without stripping away essential oils.
This winter, say goodbye to dry hands and hello to organic remedies that not only alleviate dryness but also promote overall skin health. Embrace the power of nature's ingredients, and your hands will thank you with a natural, radiant glow all season long. With the synergistic power of organic ingredients and the effective cleaning power of castile soap, your hands will not only be clean but also deeply nourished, revealing a natural, winter-ready glow.