Protective styling (like what I’m doing with this bun challenge), is a great way to keep your hair healthy and protected this winter. And while we ladies always look to protect our hair from damage during the cold months, we also need to protect our skin from that same cause of damage. Dehydration.
Skyy Hadley (owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken, NJ) shares some tips on keeping your hands protected from the harsh winter temps (Nope. Wearing gloves is not enough!)
Protecting Your Nails
Gloves and mittens can sometimes tear at our nails. If your nail splits, cracks or tears on the edge, drop a small amount of nail glue on the nail where it is damaged and then lay a tiny piece of facial tissue over the nail glue. Let the nail glue dry and gently buff to smooth. The benefit of using tissue rather than fabric is that when the tissue dries over the glue, it will become clear. If you use a fabric, like silk, you will see the individual stitches in fabric.
If you can’t make it into the salon to be pampered, you can make your own moisturizing treatment for your hands and feet that will counteract the drying effects of the cooler temperatures.
1) Take one cup of regular oatmeal and ½ cup of regular milk and heat up over the stove.
2) Stir until cooked, add sugar to thicken the mixture, and then let cool a bit.
3) When the mix is thickened, apply to hands and feet. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. The oatmeal soothes dry, itchy skin, and the milk acts as an exfoliant to help get rid of dry and dead skin cells.
4) Finish off with pure shea butter as a moisturizer or a product that contains shea butter.
If you’re not really a do it yourself kind of gal or you’re just pressed for time and can’t create your own home made treatment, a pre-made treatment, like Atopalm’s Moisturizing Hand Treatment is just what you need. It’s just $11 at Amazon.
You know how I love Atopalm. All of their products are A1 on my list. Their hydrating hand treatment formula softens hands while also reducing the visible signs of aging. The ingredients in Atopalm’s Moisturizing Hand Treatment moisturizes and infuses your hands with antioxidants to drastically reduce the appearance of dull, dry skin.
With regular use, the hands will become softer, smoother, brighter, and more comfortable. Check out my reviews on a number of Atopalm products via the links below.
About As U Wish: As “U” Wish Nail Spa is a cozy, sophisticated haven located in Hoboken, NJ just minutes from NYC. They offer a wide range of pampering services to meet your every need including: Shellacs, Manicures, Signature Pedicures, Xtreme Lash, Eyelashes Extensions, Individual Eyelashes, Tan Spraying by Bronze Biologic, Full Body Wax, Bikini Wax, Brazilian Wax, Make-up consultations and application.