Today we want to talk about something you’re probably familiar with – but we love to remind you.

Your hands get dry (or rather, they suffer) from the harsh cold. This yearly seasonal problem is even worse this year since everyone is washing our hands more often and using antibacterial gel, which further damages the skin.

If, in addition to dryness, your skin is red or shows more serious and bothersome signs, the skin on your hands will need more than hydration. The nutrition offered by natural body oils is a better option. We strongly emphasize that body oils be natural because they are what really help to repair the skin’s lipid barrier. They repair the damages caused to the skin and reduce oxidative stress.

We know that oil is not absorbed as quickly as cream, but it is what our skin needs in these kinds of circumstances. Chamomile, lavender, almond and calendula essential oils are especially beneficial. They are known for their soothing, relaxing, repairing and anti-inflammatory effects and are the basis of our Relax body oil.

 

 

There is no specific restriction on the use of moisturizer. Hydration should be continuous, but we must also let our skin breathe.

As for its use, we don’t want to generalize, since that depends on the type of skin and the needs of each person. For your hands, feel free to use a small amount of moisturizer after washing, since it counters the effects of continual use of soap and antibacterial gel. Shea Butter, present in our Natural Moisturizing Cream, makes your hands softer.

 

 

If you don't have any moisturizer at home, and you need to hydrate your hands, like when they are red, natural body oil is a good substitute for cream. If you don't have body oil either, you can look for alternatives in some of the products we almost always have in our kitchen, such as virgin coconut oil or olive oil. A mask of full-fat natural yogurt for 30 minutes can also help.

 

To further optimize the hydration, you can massage and moisturize your hands before going to sleep.

By gently massaging the palms of our hands using the opposite thumb and stretching our fingers, we relieve any tension generated throughout the day, as well as promoting proper circulation. We must remember that our hands are one of the parts of our bodies that we use the most throughout the day, yet sometimes we forget the importance of caring for them.

 

 

Hydrating our hands before going to sleep is very important because, as we do with our nightly face routine, we are making sure that while we sleep, our skin isn’t exposed to other external agents present during the day, such as pollution, heating or air conditioning, and the hydration is more effective. Don't forget to massage your cuticles as well, because hydrated cuticles prevent the entry of fungus and bacteria.

 

Household chores often destroy our hands, so here’s some advice.

It goes without saying that it is best to avoid direct exposure of our skin and hands to more aggressive products such as industrial cleaning detergents or similar products.

 

 

Don’t forget about exfoliation – an extra step for caring for your hands. Even though our Per Purr Salts Selection Exfoliant contains sweet almond and exotic verbena oils, exfoliation should always be gentle. Avoid exfoliating any areas of your skin that appear to be inflamed.

We would like to emphasize the benefit of salt baths for our hands. Just as massages are good for our hands, soaking them in warm water with salts and essential oils is very good for relaxing the hand muscles. If you like floral smells, I definitely recommend our Floral-Cure salts.

 

 

 

The winter is coming and with it the winds and (very) dry air. Your skin is one of the first parts of the body to feel the changes in the environment. Each season brings its particularity and it is up to us to prepare ourselves to live them in the best way, without our beauty and all our health being affected.
Here we share 5 key tips for you to arrive with a porcelain skin at the spring.
 

  1. Make a deep cleansing program for face & body

With the amount of sunny days left behind, the skin has been battered and dried by the sun and your days at the beach or pool. So, to start winter good skin, the best option is to exfoliate your skin. Get rid of impurities and scaling left by high temperatures and start giving them the necessary care for this new time of year! 
In addition, with renewed skin, any cream or treatment will have a better effect.
 

  1. No, NEVER, ever (!) forget the sunscreen

We mistakenly associate the use of this product with high temperatures, usually during the summer. But in all the 365 days of the year we MUST use sunscreen, because although we cover ourselves more to protect from cold weather, the sun's rays continue there. Above all you must protect your face.
A good way to use it during winter is with moisturizers or makeup bases that have a SPF incorporated. This way you won’t have excuses to skip the application in your daily routine.
 

  1. Watch out for the wind

 It is normal that with the low temperatures and the increase of the wind, your skin begins to dry out and even crack. For this reason, it is important to apply a moisturizer that nourishes and regenerates. Apply it before putting on makeup in the morning and every night.
Winter skincare

  1. Lips, the ones that suffer the most

The lips, like the rest of the skin, are very sensitive to temperature changes, so they usually crack. Always remember to have in your bag a balm to apply as many times as necessary during the day. This way you will keep them protected and hydrated.
 

  1. Take care of your hands

In winter, even with the use of gloves to protect your hands from the cold, they can crack. The ideal is to combine the use of gloves with a moisturizer, which will help to quickly repair the damage that the temperature change can cause. You don't have to have a thousand cream jars , the same body cream you use will usually be great for your hands.
 

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