Winter is a tough season for a lot of people. There’s the ice and snow to navigate both on foot and in the car, there’s the bitter cold that means you have to layer and layer just to go outside to get the mail, and the early darkness can give you a serious case of the blues.
Worst of all can be the way the cold affects your skin.
Cold air holds less moisture, which means that it’s much dryer than warm air, and can leave your skin feeling rough, dry, and stinging. Add to that some biting wind, and your skin can really take a beating.
One of the most affected places is the part of your body that you use every day: your hands.
During the winter, many people, especially those who work with their hands, experience the skin on their fingertips chapping and cracking.
This cracking of the skin can be mild and just appear as darkish lines, or they can be deep and painful, sometimes even bleeding. This kind of cracking can also happen on other areas of the hands, like the knuckles.
And when your fingers hurt, doing even the simplest of daily tasks can feel just impossible.
Luckily, there are ways you can prevent and heal dry, cracked hands and keep your fingers soft, nimble, and pain-free all winter. And who knows? With these tips, you might even find you kind of like what winter has to offer!
Check out some of these home remedies below to keep your skin healthy and smooth. These tips totally work for feet, too!