Say Goodbye to Dry Winter Hands

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I know I’ve said a million times how much I love colder weather. Of course, there are some downsides to it. One that I honestly can not stand is what it does to my hands. I am that person who is tortured with dry, cracking, and itchy hands in the winter. Yup, that’s me. My big ol’ paws (courtesy of my dad and I wouldn’t have it any other way) are not happy when dealing with chilly weather. I can happily say goodbye to the torture because I’ve discovered Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream and took their 7-day challenge.

When I think of my winter hands, I’m reminded of my late Grandpa Eddie. His hands were so dry and cracked from all his years working with cement. I never asked him about them. But, I could only imagine they didn’t feel good. Because, I go insane when my hands feel the itching and burning, and it is not fun!

Developed in Norway for Arctic fisherman, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream helps relieve dry chapped hands. It was developed not only to help with prompt healing, but it also helps protect it from further abuse. Like dryness, chapping, cracking, split nails, dry cuticles, scaliness, and roughness. All things I usually deal with, especially the split nails and dry cuticles. Ugh…#handproblems.

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Available in scented and fragrance free formulas, I tried the scented version and it was a light clean scent. You know I can’t do heavy scents. It’s also fast absorbing and left my hands soft—not feeling greasy. I can’t stand that greasy feeling. A little goes a long way too. The bottle is small and will fit perfectly in your bag for daily use. If you try the 7-day challenge, believe me your hands will thank you for it.

Here are a few more tips to help you keep your hands moisturized and healthy during the winter months:

  • Wear gloves: Make sure to keep your hands covered when you’re out in the cold weather. Besides, there are some really cute gloves out there!
  • Wash hands with warm water: Stay away from using scalding hot water when washing your hands. This will dry your hands out. Instead use tepid to warm water.
  • After washing hands, make sure to moisturize: A lot of soaps will dry out your skin, make sure to moisturize after washing and drying your hands.
  • Moisturize before bed: Before heading to bed, moisturize your hands. This will allow it to set in overnight. Waking up with softer skin.
  • Wear rubber gloves when cleaning: Whether washing dishes or cleaning up, household cleaners can be harsh on your hands. Throw on a pair of rubber gloves for protection.
  • Exfoliate: Try exfoliating your hands at least once a week, unless you have sensitive hands than less frequently. This will help remove dry skin.

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These are only a few of my personal tips that lead to happy soft hands!

Do you have any tips for soft and smooth hands during the winter months? Share them with us below!

  • Temeka

    I have this same issue. It’s only November and my cuticles are already cracking. I’ve been using oils daily on my cuticles- either jojoba, coconut, olive etc. rub it into your cuticles twice per day. I’ve noticed a huge change in just a few short days. My manicurist has been telling me to do that for years but I decided to give it a try. So far so good…

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