How to keep your hands soft supple throughout this crisis
We have spoken to so many people recently about how because of the current times and increased amount at which they are having to wash their hands their hands have become dry and sore.
Unfortunately their isn’t much we can do about what’s happening right now but there is something we can do to prevent having sore, dry and cracked hands.
Here are our top 4 tips for getting rid of the cracks in your hands to leave them soft and supple.
1. Wash gently
You need to wash your hands to keep healthy, BUT you need to do it gently. Choose a moisturising hand wash or one that’s made for sensitive skin. Try to avoid soap and hand washes that use sodium laureth sulphate (look to avoid products with SLS or SLES on the label). Make sure you rinse really well because any soapy residue dries out your skin.
2. Use Antibacterial gel sparingly
Antibacterial hand gels are definitely convenient at times like these. And we’ve all been in a situation where we may not be wearing gloves and need to wash our hands but were light years away from some soap. Try to only use the antibacterial gel for when you are desperate and there are no other alternatives. The high alcohol content is extremely drying and fast tracks dreaded cracks so a moisturiser is needed after use.
Try out our Hydrating Face & Body Lotion which is great at keeping skin moisturised without greasy any residues to keep your hands soft.
Your hands build up dead skin cells and toughen up with calluses. To keep everything turning over don’t forget to give your hands some exfoliation. It’s very easy - next time you’re having a body scrub focus some scrubbing on your hands. They will thank you for it. Coffee grounds mixed with a little oil are a great DIY option.
4. Moisturise Regularly - the most important
You hands are always fighting an uphill battle so regular moisturisation and not getting the tlc they need with everything that is going on. The best time to moisturise is after you wash your hands.
Our go-to is the Hydrating Face & Body Lotion because it not only deeply hydrates but protects your hands from moisture loss whilst being lights for non-greasy.