If there’s one habit that all of us have cultivated last year, it has to be giving our hands the love and care they deserve. Thanks to the constant hand washing and sanitising, dry, parched and flaky hands are now commonplace, and hence it is no wonder that hand care is touted to be one of the biggest skincare trends of 2021.
If you feel like your hands could do with a little more pampering, then read on to find out everything you need to know about ‘hand care,’ a major skincare trend of 2021…
- 01. Use a moisturising hand wash
- 02. Switch to a gentle sanitiser
- 03. Try using multitasking products
- 04. Exfoliate regularly
- 05. Wear gloves
01. Use a moisturising hand wash
When it comes to picking your hand wash, refrain from using one that’s gel-based as it can be extremely stripping. Instead, look for something that has a rich, creamy formula. This will help moisture your hands while leaving them squeaky clean.
BB picks: Lux Magical Spell Hand Wash
02. Switch to a gentle sanitiser
Sanitizing your hands after touching any foreign surface is totally mandatory even in the post-pandemic world. But you can easily show your hands some extra love by choosing your hand sanitiser a little more carefully. We recommend you pick something that has a lower alcohol percentage and is also enriched with a few moisturising ingredients to prevent excessive dryness.
BB picks: Lifebuoy Total 10 Hand Sanitizer
03. Try using multitasking products
Sanitiser and hand creams have undoubtedly become the two most important products in our lives right now. But if you are a lazy girl (like me) and find sanitizing and moisturising your hands regularly a bit cumbersome, then maybe you can invest in anti-bacterial hand cream. An intelligent hybrid of a traditional sanitiser and hand cream, these babies help to kill harmful germs and bacteria while delivering your hands with intense moisture. Now, that’s a 2-in1 product we all love, right?
BB picks: Vaseline Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream
04. Exfoliate regularly
Constantly washing and sanitizing your hands can leave them really dry and parched, which can lead to an accumulation of dead skin cells. This not only makes your hands feel dry and rough but can also prevent your hand cream from penetrating your skin. But a simple way to prevent this problem is to exfoliate your hands regularly. This will slough away all the dead skin cells and leave your hands baby soft.
BB picks: Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk
05. Wear gloves
Thanks to the lockdown, a lot of us had to do most of our house chores on our own. This means that your hands constantly keep coming in contact with water, harsh chemicals and detergents in the cleaning products. This can zap away all the moisture, thereby leaving hands dry and flaky. But simply wearing a pair of rubber gloves while doing the dishes and laundry will not only protect your hands but also keep your nails strong and healthy too.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Mar 02, 2021
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!