Winter Tip #1: Luxurious Overnight Moisturizing Hand Therapy

It's cold.  Everyone is talking about the subpolar temps gripping regions across the US and the world at large. Since we cannot escape the bitter chill, we must prepare our skincare regimen for battle against the harmful effects of the drying cold and face freezing winds.  In eight hours, my hands were transformed from dry and dull to shockingly smooth, supple and glowing after applying my quick and easy Overnight Hand Therapy treatment, which I recommend using all year long – not only during the deep freeze!

8-Hour Avocado & Coconut Butter Hand Treatment

2 tablespoons avocado
1 tablespoon coconut butter 
1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1/2  teaspoon olive oil
cotton spa gloves

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy.  Before you are ready to go to bed, apply a generous portion of the mixture to your hands, rub into your skin as you would a regular cream (note: it's fine if all of the mixture doesn't penetrate thoroughly upon application as your skin will soak it up overnight), and put on your spa gloves. Optional:  Before you apply the treatment to your hands, gently exfoliate the skin for even more dramatic results.  

When you wake up in the morning, remove the gloves to reveal your rejuvenated, intensely moisturized hands. This treatment can also be applied to feet, in which case you would use cotton socks to lock in moisture overnight.

I want to make this as easy as possible for you, so use whatever you have available – if you only have olive oil in your cupboard, that will work as well.