Hand Care Routine Going into the Fall
As the weather begins to transition into fall, it’s essential to adjust your hand care routine to accommodate the changing conditions. The cooler temperatures and drier air can lead to dry, chapped hands. This blog will be focusing on the perfect hand care routine for you to implement into your everyday life this fall!
This routine begins with some gentle cleansing. We recommend that you use a mild, moisturizing hand soap to cleanse your hands. Avoid harsh soaps that can strip your skin’s natural oils, leading to dryness. Especially as we enter the fall and the dryer months of the year, it is really important that we are not doing anything to add to the dryness that your skin will already be battling due to the change in weather! The next step to this perfect fall hand care routine is exfoliation. Exfoliate your hands once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and to promote smoother skin. You can use a gentle hand scrub to make your own using a mixture of sugar and a nourishing oil like coconut or olive oil. This is a crucial step in order to prepare your hands for the moisturizer and other products to come. Proper exfoliation prepares your skin to better absorb other products and to ensure that the moisture actually reaches deep into the skin layer. Moving on, as you have probably guessed, the next step to the routine is moisturizer! Hydration is key during the fall. Keep a nourishing hand cream or lotion with you and apply it throughout the day, especially after washing your hands. Look for ingredients like shea butter, glycerin and ceramides to lock in the moisture even more. If you want to take this routine a step further, we also recommend using an overnight treatment. Apply a thicker layer of hand creams or a specialized hand mask before going to bed. This allows your skin to fully absorb the product deeply overnight, resulting in softer hands the next morning. Oftentimes as the weather begins to cool and air grows dryer, our skin begins to dry out as a result and overnight masks are a great way to combat this dryness.
Going into the fall months, it is important to stay on top of a good hand care routine and to ensure that you are taking proper care of your hands as the weather gets more dry! On top of all of these steps listed above, we also always advise that you avoid harsh products at all costs as an additional last step. Be mindful of hand sanitizers or other products that contain alcohol, as they can be drying and opt for more natural products like the hand care line offered at PAUME! Additionally, remember that consistency is key. Your hands are exposed to various environmental factors throughout the day, so a consistent hand care routine can make a significant difference in maintaining their health and appearance during the fall season.