Dry, chapped hands can appear at any time of the year but especially in the winter months, the combination of cold weather and exposure to harsh detergents can contribute to moisture loss, which is why it's important to show your hands some TLC!
Creams and balms filled with natural, moisture-locking ingredients are a great protective option for hands that are calling out for help.
Our hands are particularly at risk from dryness as we wash them frequently and they are often exposed to the cold.
Washing with harsh soap or detergents can damage the skin's delicate acid mantle, disturbing its moisture-retaining barrier and leaving it open to moisture loss.
Cold, low-humidity wintry air draws moisture from the skin, leaving it dehydrated and prone to cracking. One or a combination of these factors are most often the culprit, but there are other causes, explained in more detail in our article on what causes dry skin.
Creams and balms filled with natural, moisture-locking ingredients are a great protective option for hands that are calling out for help. The new Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie is a beautiful synergy of nutrient-rich organic plant butters and oils (cocoa bean, avocado and coconut) plus smoothing sea buckthorn, calendula and aloe vera. Its scent is delicious.
Or why not try our great multi-tasker, Odylique Calendula Balm, which we make with a high therapeutic level of organic calendula. Calendula is traditionally used for healing and reducing inflammation. This can be applied once or twice a day to help nourish, protect and revitalize chapped hands and cracked fingers. It also doubles as a cuticle cream.
For a no-scent hand cream, opt for Odylique Repair Lotion, a time-honored favorite for helping dryness and the repair of distressed skin. It is also rich in soothing calendula, as well as calming biodynamic chickweed and chamomile and may be suitable for skin prone to eczema. Wearing gloves can help with protecting your hands against dry skin, as well as the pain of chilblains caused by rapid heat changes.
Apply this amazing multi-tasking balm anywhere that skin is cracked, dry, or chapped such as lips, feet, elbows, hands and cuticles. 1.76 oz and 0.71 oz size.$27.00 As low as: $14.00
A time-honoured favourite, originally created by Margaret for her own and her family’s eczema-prone skin, and now recommended by homeopathic doctors. Use Repair Lotion to calm and aid the repair of distressed and itchy skin on your face or body. 6.8 fl. oz, 2.0 fl. oz$38.00 As low as: $23.00
NEW organic hand cream to soothe and moisturise dry hands with an irresistible scent! 2.0 fl. oz$25.00