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Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter beauty: hands

The annual fight to keep my hands hydrated has begun! Pittsburgh is more humid than Colorado (anywhere is more humid than CO, really), so I thought my skin would be less fussy come winter in the 'Burgh. Not so! Dealing with cracking cuticles and itchy skin has followed me out here.

Have no fear, this Colorado girl has the 411 on what works. Here's what's in my winter beauty arsenal for my hands...

Avon Foot Works Beautiful Thermal Exfoliating Scrub
I've used exfoliating scrub made for feet on my hands for years. It gets rid of any flakiness and dead skin that's stubbornly hanging on. Want to know a secret? Use an exfoliator first and hand cream works more effectively. When you have a layer of dry skin on top, it steals moisture from the newer, softer skin underneath.

Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream
Thick and emollient, it's great for getting rid of the itchiness. Use my exfoliating trick first, and oila! Softer, hydrated hands. I use this on my feet, too.

 Jason Vitamin E Oil 
This stuff is my winter saving grace. I dab this oil into my cuticles before bed, and sometimes before heading out into the cold. When my fingers are in the brink of splitting open, I will slather it all over my hands. It's the serious TLC that gets the job done. The smell is nice and fresh, too!

Fight the dehydration from the inside, too... Chug a glass of good old fashioned H2O. I think you need as much water in the winter as you do on a hot summer day.

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See your Avon Representative for the Avon products. Don't have an Avon Rep? I got you covered here and here through my site. The Jason Vitamin E Oil can be found at any local grocery, drugstore or natural food market, as well as online.

Disclaimer: I'm not a dermatologist or a doctor, and I was not paid or endorsed to write this post. All opinions are from my own personal product use and experience. And yes, I'm an Avon/mark Representative.

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What do you use to help combat dry winter skin?

Happy Monday!


  1. I need all the help I can get! My hands are always so dry they tend to bleed. I'm going to buy all this ASAP (and drink more water).

  2. The bleeding fingers are what I'm trying to avoid :P That vitamin E oil is amazeballs!