The Hands Say It All: Tips & Tricks To Give Your Hands The Love They Deserve
Washing your hands often and thoroughly is an important step in personal hygiene, but have you ever stopped to wonder what washing your hands so often does to your skin? With every wash, the soap and running water take away your hands’ natural protective oils, leaving your hands a bit drier and rougher than they were before.
This effect is further magnified with the recent uptick in spritzing and pumping of hand sanitizer into your hands – the high alcohol content in hand sanitizers breaks down the skin on your hands faster than simply using soap and water, and further damages the skin’s microbiome that helps keep your skin healthy and in good condition.
All of this combined greatly contributes to the premature ageing of your hands. And what’s worse, is that your hands are one of the first places on your body to show signs of ageing due to the thinness of the skin!
Feeling alarmed? Not to worry, we have just what you need. We have compiled our top hand care tips to help you give your hands the love they need, so that you always have soft, and nourished hands. Keep reading to find out more!
1. Dry Your Hands Properly
This first tip sounds somewhat basic, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t follow it. We have all experienced it – you’re in a rush, you wash your hands and you simply move on to the next item on your to-do list, without pausing to properly dry your hands.
While it might not seem like a big deal, not drying your hands properly after washing them can dry up your skin over time. This happens because leftover water on your hands strips the skin’s natural oils while evaporating, taking away all the good stuff with it.
Wiping your hands with single-use paper hand towels is a hygienic and protective way to dry your hands. So next time you’re washing your hands, take the five extra seconds to make sure there is no leftover water on your hands. You’ll thank us later!
2. Invest in a Moisturizing and Anti-ageing Hand Cream
It is important to apply a nice layer of hand cream after drying your hands or applying hand-sanitizing gel. Finding the right hand cream can help keep your hands feel smooth, moist, and nourished, for longer than you might think. That’s why investing in an organic high-quality hand cream is essential. Ideally, you would want your hand cream to also provide a range of vitamins to keep your hands healthy and happy in the long-run.
JK7®’s Hand Cream does just that – it takes care of your hands, nails, and cuticles in an effective way. The luxurious combination of Rose Oil, Hawaiian Kukui Oil, and Chamomile ensures your hands are always moisturized. The natural-based high-performance herbal compounds and JK7®’s secret ingredient, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower, work together to stimulate new cell growth and protect your hands from premature ageing. What more could you ask for?
3. Wear Gloves
Wearing gloves is really important, especially when it’s cold outside or when you’re using harsh chemicals such as those found in cleaning products. This is another preventative step you could take to make sure your hands stay soft and protected.
If you’re not preventing, but rather reacting to damaged skin, you can try out this overnight solution! Apply a thick layer of our Hand Cream before you go to bed and wear cotton gloves over your lotioned hands. This will help repair and soothe your skin in a more powerful and effective way. Wearing gloves provides a warmer and more enclosed environment for the cream to take effect, providing intense hydration and restoring your skin. Imagine the soothing feeling of having such silky and moisturized hands after a night of sleep!
An extra tip from JK7®
Even if your hands don’t feel dry or chapped right now, remember to moisturize them regularly! Protecting your skin from the development of skin irritation and premature ageing in the first place is more effective than trying to catch up later when the skin is already rough and broken.
We hope these tips help you understand what your hands need, and help you provide your hands the solution they deserve. After all, as the story goes, the hands say it all.