Hand skin care tips
Even when you moisturize diligently, winter weather is harsh on your skin. Especially if you’re the type to face winter head-on for work or one of your outdoor hobbies. In our hometown of Aiken, South Carolina, we know how quickly warm weather hits, so we’re here to give you some tips on getting your skin ready.
Exfoliate. This is the first step of getting rid of those dry and rough layers that your skin has formed due to the harsh weather. Wash away those dead skin cells once or twice a week, then make sure to moisturize after.
Moisturize. After exfoliating, it’s important to moisturize to keep your skin fresh feeling (and looking). Since Outdoor Hands does not contain petrolatum (also known as petroleum jelly), it’s fully absorbed by the skin at a faster rate. Tip: use our product right after showering to trap as much moisture in as possible.
Apply sunscreen. No matter where you live, using sunscreen is important when transitioning from winter to spring. Even if temperatures don’t reach bathing suit weather quite yet, the sun still has an effect on the skin. Spring is also high risk time for sunburn, so lather up if you know you’ll be outdoors for a long period of time.
Chose creams over lotions. You may not have known that there’s a difference between the two, but when it comes to your skin, it’s a big one. Lotions are watery, which evaporates faster and leaves skin in worse condition than before. On the other hand, creams are rich in oils (organic oils, in our case). These work better to trap in moisture and keep your skin smoother for a longer period of time. Since our Skin Therapy Cream is rich in oils, it only requires a pea size amount to start repairing dry skin!
Don’t forget the rest of the skin that usually gets neglected in the winter – your legs, knees, elbows, etc. Outdoor Hands works to beat dry skin everywhere, so stock up for spring and get ready for warm weather!