We’re always doing something or the other with our hands all day long. Our hands complete hundreds of tasks a day, yet we rarely pamper them the way we should. Doing the dishes, laundry, lifting weights at the gym, typing all day long, and other tasks all take a toll on our hands.
Due to COVID-19, we’re also washing our hands more often and using hand sanitizers that dry them out even further. Here are some ways you can take care of your hands, so that they are softer, despite all that washing:
Whether you’re working in an air-conditioned environment or are out and about, your hands need to be moisturized frequently. Unlike our facial skin, our hands don’t have oil glands that can keep them moisturized. Invest in a rich moisturizer that locks in the moisture throughout the day. Reapply a hand cream throughout the day as well.
Use sun protection
Your hands are one of the first places you’ll start to notice signs of aging. That’s because we don’t often apply sunscreen to our hands. If we do, it’s usually not enough. Protecting your hands from UVA and UVB rays is essential. They cause pigmentation, dry skin, and kill the collagen in your hands too. Always wear a good SPF when you’re out in the sun.
Apply aloe vera after sun exposure
The sun’s harmful rays penetrate deep into the skin and damage the skin’s cells. This results in dark spots, drying out of the skin, and wrinkles. Whenever you get back home after any sun exposure, make sure you apply natural aloe vera gel to your hands. This gel rehydrates and soothes the skin, reducing the damage.
Use a rich oil
Hand sanitizers are made of alcohol, which is known to dry out your skin significantly. Those with inherently dry skin probably experience skin peeling and soreness with the repeated use of hand sanitizers.
You need to replenish the moisture lost from your skin with a rich oil. Carrot seed oil is perfect since it’s non-sticky and doesn’t clog the pores. It’s absorbed into the skin immediately as well. Apply this oil to your skin at night and wake up with silky smooth skin in the morning. If you’re doing an at-home manicure, carrot seed oil can be used to soften your cuticles as well.
Allurials is a popular skincare brand that believes in producing cruelty-free and ethical products. Our product range is made of natural sources and can be used on all types of skin. To make your hands feel hydrated and rejuvenated after sun exposure, apply our 100% natural aloe vera gel. To soften cuticles, you can get our renowned carrot seed oil and, for an overall moisturizer, you should get our pure goat milk body lotion.