When temperatures start to drop, our hands, exposed and vulnerable, are the first to pay the price for the cold weather. Dryness, cracking of the skin or tingling sensation: learn how to read the cues sent by your hands in order to offer them all the care and comfort they need during the winter season!
HOW DOES COLD WEATHER AFFECT THE HANDS AND THEIR SENSITIVE SKIN?
With their extremely fine skin, fragile constitution and the fact that they are located at the body extremities, hands have a whole lot of reasons to suffer from the cold. Let us take a look at the consequences of these very cold periods on your skin.
When levels of moisture are at their highest, when wind becomes freezing and temperatures drop below zero, protective fatty acids production decreases – because our hands contain very little sebaceous glands. As a result, they are dehydrated or even extremely dry. It starts with discomfort, a tugging sensation, then comes the cracking and hands become rough and damaged.
UPSET BLOOD CIRCULATION
During winter, when the body has to prioritize vital organs, skin in general and the one on the hands in particular, is the last one to receive nutrients from blood flow. They visibly suffer from it: deprived of the natural thermoregulation system, hands react by displaying redness, tingling and itching sensations. These unpleasant yet mild consequences can turn into an even less pleasant phenomenon if the skin is not rescued in time: frostbite, also known as chilblain, is a tissue trauma causing the skin to become red and swollen, along with a loss of sensitivity.
AGGRAVATION OF SKIN AGING
Nothing new here: the more the skin on the hands is irritated, the older it looks. During winter time, it has all the more reasons to get damaged because the cold is known to speed up the aging of the skin. The hands look wrinkled and dark spots can appear on that very exposed part of the body.
AND WITH THE PANDEMIC, IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER
Repetitive washing, use of alcohol-based solutions several times a day… Those very necessary actions have found their place in our routine in these Covid-19 troubled times. As good as they are, our new habits do have an impact on our hands. Skin gets even dryer, tissues are ever more irritated.
CODAGE IS LENDING YOU A HAND TO GET THROUGH THE WINTER
At CODAGE, we propose a simple addition to your beauty routine to meet the needs of your winter fragilized hands: the Hand Cream, ultimate solution to fight the effects of cold. This expert skincare work at three levels to help you repair damaged epidermis and regain soft and supple skin:
– Protection: enriched with Antarctic glycoproteins, the Hand Cream offers the skin a powerful shield against cold. Organic Shea butter provides it with fatty acids to help it restore its natural barrier.
– Soothing: naturally soothing and appeasing, aloe vera is combined with Panthenol to lastingly comfort the skin. On its side, allantoine penetrates the outer and inner layers of the skin for a deep nourishing effect.
– Anti-aging: niacinamid (or vitamin PP) is a highly performing cosmetic agent with exceptional anti-aging properties. Combined with centella asiatica extract, it efficiently combats dark spots and wrinkles. A delightful youth elixir.
Now that you know you are in safe hands, you can peacefully enjoy winter time with CODAGE!