Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Posted by Bhavash Padhiar | 23 November 2016 | Health & Fitness

Colds hands means warm heart, so I keep getting told. Really? I like to believe cold hands in winter means chapped fingers.

Now that November is here, and the weather lady reminds me of those Arctic blasts heading our way, the cold is really affecting my skin. How’s yours doing?  Halloween, Guy Fawkes night has passed and if you seem to be spending a lot of time outdoors like me, you really need to read this.

Hands don’t seem to get much thought when thinking of your skin care routine. They may get treated to some leftover face cream every now and then. There is almost no point using your favourite anti-aging face creams when your hands give you away. Nobody wants chapped, sandpaper granny hands. Here’s my top products for looking after your digits.

O’Keeffes Working Hands Cream

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This hand cream looks a little bit industrial and it should be. It’s target market was originally builders and hard working outdoorsy manual workers. It’s fantastic on rough and peeling skin and not just for men. This product really works on dry, chapped hands. You could also put some on any hard skin on your heels too, after all the party season is looming and strappy sandals are for life, not just for summer. Priced at under £7 it is almost the bargain of the century considering it works so well and out performs many more expensive rivals.

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment

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Wow, that’s quite a mouthful to ask for when you are next out shopping. This hand cream is excellent at nourishing  your hands with vitamins, reducing the appearance of age spots, pigmentation and to tighten loose skin. Dermalogica have put a lot of research into this hand cream and its popularity is testament to its success. Priced upwards of £20 depending on where you buy, it’s not cheap for only 75ml but you will be so happy with the results you won’t want to stop using it.

Weleda Skin Food

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This is one of my personal favourites. Its thick and applies like clay…wait for it…it then rapidly absorbs into your skin leaving it shiny and soft. And it has a wonderful citrusy aroma that refreshes revitalises. If you like ethical natural brands Weleda is for you. They grow their own plants for their products organically and exactly as nature intended and are packed in recyclable packaging. All at under £10 for a product that has won many awards. Use it anywhere your skin is dry and chapped.

You can use any of these hand creams as often as you like throughout the day and are small enough to carry around with you. If you want to see faster results, slap some on copiously before you go to bed and pop on a pair of cotton gloves (or socks if treating heels) and wake up to instantly improved skin.

Our health blogger, Bhavash Padhiar is the founder of Amara Spa, a day spa and leading skincare centre in Fulham, London.

Visit: amaraspa.co.uk 
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