Tips to Relieve Winter Chapped Hands
It’s amazing how fast my hands seem to go from their usual relative suppleness to a nightmare of dry, cracking, and bright red irritation. I can time this change almost to the minute to when the temperature first slips below freezing – or the first day that can legitimately be described as “blustery.”
Dry, cold winter air strips all of our skin of nourishing oils, especially the face, lips, and hands. I’ve spent some time investigating ways to relieve the dry-hand issue–not only because it looks ugly, but because when it’s bad, I find it hard to type, cook, and do other things that, you know, keep me alive and happy.