Hand care tips for Autumn

Food and clothing are not the only things that change with the seasons. Many skin and body care practices should be seasonal too. The different climates call for routines that adapt to suit skincare needs at those specific times. The summer months will soon be behind us, so how can we make sure we are giving ourselves the right care heading into autumn? 

As we wave goodbye to Summer we focus on our hands and the care they need at this time of year.

Creamy and dreamy

Very often, we are so concerned about carrying out our evening face care ritual, we forget all about our poor paws! Be sure to incorporate a little love for your hands at bedtime and lather them in rich hand cream before your head hits the pillow for that all-important beauty sleep. Aromatherapy Associates ‘Wash’ offers a delicate cleanse for hard-working hands, infused with a hand-blend of pure essential oils, it is the perfect accompaniment to luxury hand cream.

Cuticle care

Cuticles are often dry so remember to massage in a good quality cuticle oil as part of your daily skincare routine. Healthy cuticles encourage healthy nail growth and help to prevent damage to your cuticles and painful hangnails. Nourish your cuticles with Nailberrys’ Little Treasure cuticle oil. It contains vitamins A, E B2 and B6 to hydrate nails and cuticles. Concentrated sweet almond oil protects and repairs peeling, drying and cracking.

Call in the professionals

A professional manicure can kickstart your new hand care mission. Visit Elements Boutique Spa for the Ultimate Nailberry Manicure which will tend to all your hand and nail needs (with a scalp and shoulder massage included for optimum relaxation). As well as using luxury products to massage and moisturise your hands you will have a hand mask applied and the scalp and shoulder massage will help to pass the time while it sinks in. Your therapist will shape and tidy your nails and finish with a professional paint job using Nailberry polish. When maintaining your nails at home be sure to only file in one direction to prevent weakening your nails.


To deeply hydrate dry hands at home, indulge in a treat, such as a moisturising mask, and wrap your hands in a warm towel to help the ingredients soak into your skin. Sit and relax (well there’s not a lot else you can do without the use of your hands) and let the mask work its magic. Remove any excess mask and voila! Soft and nourished hands.


You can re-create your spa hand massage at home to relax and release tension
- Remove all jewellery
- Wiggle fingers and flex your wrists
- Add moisturizer
- Work your thumb over your palm and down your fingers with a pressure that you like
- Repeat on the alternative hand
- Shake and wiggle your hands to finish

Now your hands have been the focus of some attention you can wrap them around a pumpkin spice latte and get ready for colourful falling leaves and cosy evenings in.

Elements Boutique Spa is an award-winning, luxury spa set amongst the Somerset Levels in Somerset. To book a spa day, massage, facial, or any of our treatments, please get in touch. Email spa@windmillretreat.co.uk or call 01823 698951

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