After the first few very cold days of the season, I find myself battling extremely dry hands. It’s not even winter yet in Wisconsin, and I’m reaching for my my sugar scrubs, shea butter, and coconut oil. I tend to get severely dry knuckles that even the richest moisturizer doesn’t touch, so I’m always looking for a great solution. This season, instead of buying something new I’m going to be using a few of my favorite simple and overnight cures for dry and chapped skin. Most of you will have these things in your homes already!
3 Natural Dry Hand Remedies
There are so many uses for the aloe plant. Some of my first memories of aloe are getting rug burns from playing on the carpet and my grandma cracking open an aloe leaf to help heal the burn. Since then, I’ve noticed it as a key ingredient in my skincare, particularly in products aimed at healing. I love the benefits and as a body moisturizer, it is amazing at healing, hydrating, softening, and quenching my thirsty skin.
If you don’t have an aloe plant, aloe based skincare might work well for you! I’ve been using L’Bri Pure n’ Natural Intense Body Butter
and it’s AMAZING. Aloe leaf extract is the #1 ingredient, it’s totally organic and smells phenomenal despite not having fragrance. I’ve been using it every single day and it’s true love.
The best and most instant relief I’ve had from dry cracked knuckles has been from a new facial oil I have! I have a sample size of the new One Love Organics Botanical E Youth Preservation Serum. The one I am using comes as a roller ball, unlike the normal size which comes in a pump bottle. At first I wasn’t sure how I’d use it in a sanitary way on my face, but then I decided I’d try to put it on my knuckles. It’s so easy to tap tap tap this out of the bottle onto the driest areas of my hands. This serum is liquid gold and smells so amazing like green tea and cucumber. I haven’t used it on my face yet, but it’s a dream on the dry patches of my skin. I went from having split areas in my skin to those areas being the same texture as the rest of my skin within 10 minutes. Miraculous!
If I wasn’t using the OLO I’d use any of my facial oils I have on hand like Tarte Maracuja Oil or Josie Maran Argan Oil.
In a pinch, why not use one of the most moisturizing things I have on hand? My favorite lip balm is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
. I tote this in my purse everywhere I go, and since it’s a finger application to use I always rub the excess into my knuckles. I often use the Farmacy Honey Savior
(just ordered my second tube online) and the thick salve texture is heaven to my dry areas. The honey in the formula has healing properties as well.
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