When you suffer from Raynaud’s Phenomenon, or are dealing with Raynaud’s as a side effect to your scleroderma, keeping your extremities – especially your hands – warm seems nearly impossible. But not all hope is lost when trying to find some warm comfort for your cold fingers. Check out these tips to keep your hands warm in addition to using our specialized hand warming gloves.
Long Sleeves: A two-fold trick, wearing long sleeves not only keeps your arms nice and toasty, but finding sleeves long enough to fold over or tuck into your hand warming gloves help keep even more cold air from getting to your hands.
Layer It Up: At this point, you’re probably used to layering shirts, jackets, and leggings to keep your body warm. But did you know that it works for your hands too? With our hand warming glove as liners, you can double the warmth under gloves you already own to give your hands that extra hug during the colder months. They’re also light enough to be used on their own during the summer, and they’re flexible for full range of motion and technology friendly when you want to use your phone.
Heating Pad: If you work at an office that just seems to keep cranking up the AC, give a desktop heating pad a try. When you find your hands are too cold, slip them underneath the pad for a few minutes before you continue typing away.
Drink Hot Beverages: Again, this is a tip that puts in two times the work. Drinking hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, not only warms the body, but keeping the cup in your hands adds just a little touch of warmth to your fingers as well.
Warm Water: Before you put on your hand warming gloves, give this little trick a try. Turn the faucet to warm, but not scalding, and let your hands sit under the running water for a few minutes. When you’re finished, dry your hands quickly and slip on your gloves to maximize the heat production.
Staying warm, even during the summer, can be a struggle – especially if you suffer from Raynaud’s disease. However, with gloves on hand and a few quick tricks, you’ll be comfortable in no time.