Taking care of your hands and nails in the winter

As winter approaches, we often think about bundling up to protect our bodies from the cold. But it’s also important to remember to take care of our hands, which are often exposed to harsh elements. Cold, dry air can leave our skin feeling chapped, cracked, and painful, so it’s important to take steps to keep our hands healthy and happy during the winter months. Here are some tips for taking care of your hands in the winter:


Moisturize regularly: The cold, dry air can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and prone to cracking. Keep your hands moisturized by applying a thick, emollient hand cream several times a day. Lisa Steyn (co-owner of Millia) has struggled with winter hands and decided it’s time to share the magic hand cream that has helped her survive the winter now for many years. After trying every cream on the market she has found this to work better than anything. It can now be bought from our store.


Wear gloves: Whenever you venture outside in the winter, make sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from the cold, and wind. Choose gloves that are warm, breathable, and water-resistant, and be sure to take them off when you come inside to avoid trapping sweat and moisture against your skin.

Use a humidifier: The dry air inside your home can be just as damaging to your skin as the cold air outside. Consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air, which will help to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.


Use Cuticle oil DAILY :

Cuticle oil is a beneficial product for maintaining the health and appearance of your nails and cuticles. Here are some reasons why you should consider using cuticle oil:

  1. Hydrates the skin: Cuticle oil helps to hydrate and moisturize the skin around your nails, preventing dryness and cracking.
  2. Strengthens the nails: Applying cuticle oil regularly can help to strengthen your nails and prevent them from becoming brittle.
  3. Promotes nail growth: Cuticle oil can also help to stimulate blood flow to the nail bed, promoting healthy nail growth.
  4. Protects the Nails: By creating a protective barrier around your nails, cuticle oil can help to prevent damage from environmental factors like cold weather, water exposure, and harsh chemicals.
  5. Enhances manicure: Using cuticle oil can help to give your nails a polished and healthy appearance, making your manicure look more professional and well-maintained.

Overall, incorporating cuticle oil into your nail care routine can help to improve the health and appearance of your nails, making them stronger, smoother, and more resilient.

You can find everything you need to get your hands through winter in one little box here.

Avoid hot water: It may be tempting to warm up your hands with a hot shower or bath, but hot water can actually be drying and damaging to your skin. Stick to lukewarm water and avoid soaking your hands for too long.

Protect your hands while cleaning: Household cleaners can be harsh and drying to your skin, so be sure to wear gloves while cleaning to protect your hands. If you don’t have gloves, consider using gentler cleaning products that are less likely to irritate your skin.


Exfoliate gently: If your hands are feeling rough and dry, gentle exfoliation can help to remove dead skin cells and promote healthy skin growth. Look for a gentle exfoliating scrub or make your own using sugar and coconut oil.


By following these tips, you can help to keep your hands healthy and comfortable throughout the winter months. Remember, healthy skin is happy skin, so don’t neglect your hands this winter!

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