The cold season is a hard time for our hands and it’s no surprise that they tend to feel drier when the temperatures drop. The combination of freezing cold conditions outside and dry heated air inside removes the natural moisture from the skin and often leaves it rough and stressed. Furthermore, when the temperature drops, our body produces fewer lipids, which are important for our skin to build up a strong protective barrier.
But there are other factors to take into account during the winter months. For example, we tend to wash our hands more than usual to get rid of germs from winter bugs. Using hot water and harsh soap products can damage the outer protective coating of the skin, causing it to lose even more moisture. Make sure to always use a hand cream after washing your hands to replenish any moisture lost and create a protective barrier over the skin. NIVEA Express Hand Cream has an ultralight formula that absorbs immediately for no sticky feeling.
Regular use of a hand cream for dry skin is particularly essential when cold and windy conditions prevail during the winter months. Lots of women choose to use a body lotion instead of hand cream, but it’s important to bear in mind that the skin on the hands has very individual needs and hand creams have been specially formulated to meet these needs.
NIVEA Intensive Hand Cream with almond oil is a great dry hand treatment for soothing and intensively nourishing dry and chapped hands in the colder months. For a hand cream that absorbs immediately with a light and non-greasy formula, try NIVEA Express Care Hand Cream and top up whenever you need to without worrying about that sticky feeling.