Let’s start by giving you a reality check! Your hands age as fast as your face. There, we said it! If this doesn’t make you want to give extra care and attention to your hands, we don’t know what will.
Just imagine how much you use your hands every single day. You’re typing, eating, doing the dishes… and just about everything with your hands. You may have a shelf full of moisturisers, body lotions and serums, but nothing for your hands *ouch*.
Your hands are equally exposed to the harsh UV rays which makes them age faster. Apart from that, washing your hands constantly or every hour or two can make the skin drier and strip it of natural oils. All of this takes a toll on the health of your hands.
Therefore, we suggest you make hand care your top priority this year. Here’s everything you need to know about applying hand cream and the benefits it offers.
When to apply
Remember that each time you wash your hands, you must apply hand cream or moisturiser because your hands become dry and dehydrated every time you wash them.
So, before stepping out of the house, apply hand cream and follow it up with sunscreen. We suggest you get your hands on the Dove Coconut Hand Cream which is infused with the natural goodness of coconut oil and almond milk. Its rich, creamy formula penetrates deep into the skin to provide intense nourishment. Even before you hit the sheets, make sure you apply a hand cream because your skin repairs itself overnight, which means, it’ll repair early signs of ageing.
How to apply
Just like you apply a lotion or moisturiser, similarly, just squeeze some hand cream on the back of your hand and rub the back of your other hand against it. The top of your hand is the one area that dries up faster as the skin there is thin and has no oil glands. Also, the harsh UV rays take a toll on the skin on top of your hands as compared to the palms. Therefore, make sure you don’t overlook this area.
Benefits of using a hand cream regularly
Why do you use a moisturiser on a daily basis? For extra skin nourishment and elasticity, right? That’s exactly why you should include a hand cream in your skincare regimen, and in fact, lug it around in your bag for application every two hours.
Applying a hand cream will not only boost the moisture levels in your skin but also prevent premature ageing and protect your skin from sun exposure. Because to be honest, it’s the harsh sun rays that cause skin darkening and pigmentation on your hands.
If you’re avoiding a hand cream because of the greasy residue it can leave behind, then we’ve got a solution for that. Get your hands on the Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand Stronger Nails Hand Cream which is lightweight and has a non-greasy formula that absorbs into the skin easily.