How to take care of your hands with all the hand washing and sanitising.

How to take care of your hands with all the hand washing and sanitising.

Take a moment, and think about how many times you’ve used your hands today. You snoozed your alarm, swiped through your Instagram feed, switched on your pot of coffee, replied to a dozen emails and shook hands or high-fived a friend, held onto stair rails, maybe caught a bus. Our hands are how we interact with the world around us, and it’s important that we take careful measures to protect them.

Due to coronavirus, Britain has become a nation of hand-washers. Many of us will be experiencing cracked hands from repeated washing in hot soapy water and regular use of drying alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

Soap and water rinses away germs and dirt, but also strips the natural, protective oils in your skin, causing it to dry out.

How to keep your hands clean and moisturized

Once you’ve washed your hands for at least 20 seconds, patting them dry rather than rubbing them can help prevent skin irritation.

Once your hands are dry, immediately use a hand cream to seal in the moisture.

Hands are our tools and they allow us to carry out daily tasks in the home, at work and in the garden. But we all too often neglect them, leaving them defenseless to the environment and in poor condition.

The skin on your hands is quite different from the skin on the rest of your body. Also, you must have noticed that the skin on the back of your hands is much thinner than the skin of your palms, which is much thicker.

Along with everyday tasks; exposure to water, chemicals and severe temperatures are the main cause of damage to the hands.  Water is naturally drying for the skin, so even something as mundane as washing up without wearing gloves can cause more harm than good. Hands can become dry, cracked and painful, and are just as much of a problem for men as for women. Even your bath soap or gel can dry the delicate skin of your hands.

When buying your hand cream, look for ingredients such as vitamin E, essential oils, glycerine and Shea Butter

 Naturally European Hand Cream

Once you’ve tried Naturally European Hand Cream we’re sure you’ll agree it’s the best hand cream around for soothing dry hands. With 20% shea butter, Naturally European Luxury Hand Cream provides outstanding skin care at a fraction of the cost of other hand creams on the market.

 

 Naturally European Hand Creams contain the following moisturising ingredients to combat dry skin and keep hands soft:

Shea butter

Avocado oil

Coconut oil

Baobab seed oil

Rosehip oil

Glycerin

Vitamin E

The make up of rich shea butter means it not only moisturises, but it also leaves a protective layer on your skin which helps shield hardworking hands from environmental damage.

Naturally European Hand Cream is free from parabens and SLS, so even those with sensitive skin can benefit from this proactive skin care.

 

 

Aromas Artesanales de Antigua

Nourish dry skin with Aromas Artesanales de Antigua (AAA) Lily of the Valley Hand Cream. Light, floral and sweetly scented, the lily of the valley flower provides a comforting, uplifting fragrance to brighten up the day.

Luxury hand cream made using shea butter to heal and protect dry hands. Beautiful floral designs, originally inspired by Antigua’s rich landscape. This decadent 60ml hand cream will give you beautifully soft, healthy and subtly scented skin.

Ingredients include

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,

Glycerin

Allantoin. Extracted from the root of the comfrey plant, Allantoin is a non-irritating ingredient that soothes and protects the skin.