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OPI Tips: 6 Ways to Prevent Dry Cracked Hands This Winter

The weather outside is frightful and the fire may be delightful, but all of that cold chill and warm heating can wreak havoc on your hands.

OPI Tips: 6 Ways to Prevent Dry Cracked Hands This Winter

Luckily OPI is here with six tips that will ensure that your hands avoid looking like a dry, flaky horror show. Read below and learn how to prevent cracked dry hands and keep your skin feeling and looking smooth all winter long.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

On chilly days keep your supply of ProSpa Protective Hand Serum and Moisture Bonding Ceramide Spray near you at all times. Apply these every time you wash your hands to nourish, heal, and protect dry skin.

2. Wear Gloves

Protect your hands and invest in a pair of cashmere or wool-lined leather gloves. Not only are they more effective at blocking wind and keeping hands warm, but they can add an extra element of style to your outfit. Continue this trend indoors, and be sure to wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or using chemical cleaners to help prevent dry cracked hands.

Exfoliation Time

3. Exfoliation Time

If you are already seeing signs of dry cracked hands and weathered skin, use our Micro-Exfoliating Hand Polish to slough away any cracked and dried areas, then rinse and pat dry. This not only removes dead skin but it means it’s easier for moisturizers to penetrate the skin. Immediately add Protective Hand and Cuticle Cream to both hands and massage gently. When you have more time, we also recommend adding a spritz of Moisture Bonding Ceramide Spray, before topping it off with ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil.

SHOP Micro-Exfoliating Hand Polish

SHOP Protective Hand and Cuticle Cream

SHOP Moisture Bonding Ceramide Spray

SHOP ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil

4. No More Hand Dryers

If given the choice between an automatic dryer (with hot air) or a paper towel, opt for the latter, as the hot blast can dry out your hands in the winter, even more.

Don’t Neglect Your Cuticles

5. Don’t Neglect Your Cuticles

Your cuticles and nails are equally sensitive to harsh winter weather, so make sure to massage ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil into your hands once a day.


6. Finally… Don’t leave it too late

Treat cracked dry hands at the very first sign of symptoms. Large cracks or fissures can be difficult to treat if you wait too long, so carry that ProSpa Protective Hand Serum at all times.

Armed with this knowledge, you’ll have the healthiest hands, come rain or shine. Treat your hands well, and your nails will thank you for it! Shop our full range of OPI Hand and Nail Care products today, and make sure to snap a photo of you holding your must-have product. Tag us on social using #OPIObsessed.