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Pesky Dry Winter Hands | What Do I Do?

It’s that time of year again, the constant battle of treating dry hands. Continual hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer leaves your hands dry and cracked. There are some practices that you can do to get you through the cold months. The most important action you can take is to keep a regular schedule with manicures.

How do you prevent dry skin and heal it when it becomes severe?

Having dead skin on your hands will prevent any moisture from absorbing and in return can make the dryness worse. Make sure when you go in for a manicure, even a gel manicure, you add a scrub. Using the scrub will exfoliate the skin and the lotion you apply will be able to absorb giving you optimal results. I recommend our Eminence Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub, Eminence Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub, Farmhouse Fresh Honey Lavender Sea salt Scrub and Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Polish. (All available in-spa & online) Following the exfoliation up with a great lotion is going to start the healing process or keep dry skin at bay. We have a great selection of ultra moisturizing hand creams in the spa and in our online store. There is even the option of creating your own custom aromatherapy hand cream. (Details)

Don’t forget about your cuticles.

When cuticles are neglected it can often cause sore cracked cuticles and painful hangnails. Ways to prevent all of that is to have them trimmed and moisturize them on a regular basis. I would advise leaving the cuticle cutting to the professionals but you can use a great cuticle oil at home at least once a day. We love Dadi' Oil, which we have available in mini bottles which are great to keep in your purse, on your desk or around the home. Also, Eminence’s Wildflower Ultralight Oil is perfect for your cuticles plus it can be used all over the body and hair!

Schedule an appointment for a manicure and I can recommend the most appropriate products to keep your hands healthy all winter long. - Sam


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