How to Revive Dry Hands and Feet This Winter

Winter weather inspires us to moisturize our bodies to ward off dry skin but two important extremities often get overlooked: Hands and feet need special care during cold months, too. Skyy Hadley, owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, makes sure no finger or toe goes unmoisturized.

Skyy Hadley.

To ensure you receive proper care for your hands and feet, step into As “U” Nail Spa in Hoboken, New Jersey, a warm environment where your mind and body can defrost from the harsh weather.  

1. Spa Manicures at As U Wish have a very unique feature. Rather than soaking hands in water, which can actually dehydrate the skin, Skyy softens and moisturizes them by encasing them in a bag of warm silky cream, in a variety of delicious scents.

2. Spa Pedicures are equally as unique, beginning by soaking feet in a huge bowl of warm water treated with essential oils and excessive extras like massaging pebbles, citrus slices or brown sugar that exfoliate and moisturize dry, ashy feet.

**If you can’t make it to the salon to be pampered, Skyy recommends using a petroleum-based product such as Aquaphor or Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Hand & Foot Butter. “Products that are petroleum based counteract the drying effects on skin during cold temperatures,” says Skyy. For an at-home version of her special spa treatments, Skyy suggests slathering one of these products on hands and feet, then covering them with a plastic baggy (use small for hands and large for feet). Soak covered hands and feet in a comfortably moist hot towel for five minutes. The heat will help the moisturizer penetrate the skin. Then, simply remove the baggies, wipe off the excess product, and massage the rest into your hands and feet for soft, smooth, supple skin.

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