Here is my hand cream must-have for winter. I first experienced Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme years ago, when I was about fifteen years old. Though I have tried other creams to fight against winter skin chapping, this will always be my favourite. It's the most reliable and effective hand cream I have used. Plus it smells amazing!
Although it comes in a small glass jar, don't let it's size deceive you. The product has a very thick consistency. Since it has such moisturising power, you only need a little and the jar will last you more than a season. It's great to put on after coming inside on a cold day, before going to bed or after washing dishes and keeps your hands soft and healthy looking. Note: It may leave your hands a bit greasy until it is fully absorbed into the skin.
Another product I highly recommend from Burt's Bees is their Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. It keeps your cuticles smooth and prevents painful hangnails and peeling skin.
Overall, it is important to take good care of your skin and body, however in the Winter it is especially important to take care of yourself since the conditions can be very harsh. Moving from a dry and warm inside to a cold, windy and sometimes wet outside can definitely take a toll on your health. Keeping up with small habits such as regular hand-washing, moisturising, wearing sunscreen, chapstick and dressing warmly will help you survive harsh winter conditions (Hello, Canadian Winters!) and feel pampered doing so.
Do you have any winter favourites? What is your essential winter product? Let me know if you want a review for any products or have any questions!