You spend a lot of money on moisturisers, toners and balms for the face – but what about your hands? The body part which sees the most wear and tear also needs some love, and very often a drugstore hand lotion applied every so often will not cut the mustard.
Although many people give all the attention to their face, the truth is that hands are the first places to manifest signs of ageing. Using hand cream is the best way to restore damaged hands, and at the same time ensure that they look younger and feel softer. This blog helpfully reminds us that the skin on the back of your hands is decidedly thinner, with less sebaceous glands – meaning it can get dry faster than that on the other parts of the body.
Because of the tasks we do with our hands and constant exposure to water, chemicals, and harsh temperatures our hands are bound to show signs of aging and damage. Note that water is a naturally drying and a simple task such as washing utensils can render your hands dry and wrinkled.
When should you apply hand cream?
- After Washing/Long Contact with Water – After washing your clothes, utensils, or even mopping the floor, you need to apply hand cream. As mentioned before in this article, water is a naturally drying agent. Applying hand cream after long contact with water prevents wrinkles and cracks.
- After Exposure to Chemicals – We often handle chemicals for different reasons. These chemicals take moisture out of our skin, leaving it dry. Applying hand cream after coming into contact with chemicals restores our skin’s moisture and softness.
- Regularly, Like after Bath – Although you may not have washed or come into contact with chemicals, you should apply hand cream at least twice daily. This is because the environmental degradation on our skin is equally harmful to our hands.
Thalgo Cold Cream Marine Deeply Nourishing Hand Cream is a 2-in-1 repairing balm cream with Cold Cream Marine that nourishes and softens even the driest hands, whilst strengthening the nails.
Action: Hydration Hand & Foot Beauty
Needs: Moisturise the Body
Results: Day after day, the hands regain their softness and the nails are strengthened