The temperature has changed and you are starting to notice the effect the cold weather is having on your hands. Cracks and dry patches are beginning to flare up. In short, you hands are taking the brunt of the cold temperatures. What is better than a cream to help soothe your dry hands? The only question is what cream should you get? Is it better to go for an industrial, natural or homemade product? Well if you’d like to make your own cream, as you know exactly what you put in, why not try our recipe below. This is an easy, hydrating cream that uses all natural plant based ingredients.
Our hands are constantly exposed to extreme weather, drastic changes in temperature, water and many other factors that can be harmful to our skin. Your hand’s skin is thin and fragile, so you need to protect and hydrate your hands often so that they don’t suffer from dryness and other problems. Therefore it is important that you:
- Wear gloves when it is cold,
- Wash your hands with warm water and make sure that they are dried properly,
- Use soft products for sensitive skin so your skin does not react badly,
- Regularly remove dead skin with a scrub (sugar or coffee grain).
You can also use creams to hydrate, nourish an protect your skin. However the majority of the products sold in the shops are made of industrial petroleum. Considering the current climate, it is better to look at products that are healthy, organic, environmentally friendly and even better, that you can make yourself! You’ll be the queen (or king) of zero waste and be the envy of all your friends!
Sweet almond oil to soften the skin
Cold weather can really dry out our skin. Therefore you should always think about moisturising your hands. Sweet almond oil is one of the best options.
Recipe for 30 ml of moisturising cream:
- 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil;
- 10 drops of geranium rosat essential oil;
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (preferably organic) ;
- 1 30 ml glass pot that had been sterilized and dried.
Mix the ingredients together and then transfer them into the pot. Be careful, if you don’t have enough almond oil to make up three tablespoons be sure to reduce the number of drops of the essential oil.
Choice of products
Thanks to this cream your skin will be moisturised with all natural products. When using essential oils makes sure that the bottle says “pure essential oil” so that you know the product is 100% natural. It is always better to use quality products especially when using it on your skin. Now you can start using homemade products that are fun to make as well as being environmentally friendly!
Your skin deserves the best and the most healthy products. As the cold weather comes at us head on, you should make sure that you protect your skin. This cream will help your hands recover from the damage over the last few days!
Remember, take care of yourself and your hands!