The pandemic got us washing and sanitising our hands, on repeat. This led to our hands feeling drier and peeling more than usual. And with the pandemic still looming large, washing our hands to keep them germ-free is non-negotiable. Hence, it’s time to re-evaluate how we take care of your hands in the post-pandemic world.
Instead of loading up on antibacterial (or alcohol-based hand care products) to kill germs or only slathering on moisturising products, it’s time to use multi-tasking products that deliver the combined benefits of both.
To help make things easier, we’ve put together a simple hand care routine for you to follow to keep your hands protected and moisturised in the post-pandemic world.
Use a cream-based hand wash
Washing your hands is non-negotiable, but you can easily prevent your hands from drying out by switching to a cream-based hand wash. The moisturising properties of a cream hand wash help replenish the lost hydration and keep your hands soft and supple. Out favourite pick has to be the Dove Nourishing Liquid Hand Wash for Soft Moisturised Skin. This dermatologically recommended hand wash combines a gentle cleansing formula with moisturising cream to give you soft and moisturised hands with every wash.
Use a sanitiser with skin-loving ingredients
Most hand sanitisers are loaded with alcohol that further strip your hands of moisture, leaving them extremely dry and dehydrated. But a simple way to prevent this is to use a sanitiser formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as the Lifebuoy Total 10 Hand Sanitizer. It is enriched with 60% alcohol to kill germs and comes with glycerine to deliver instant hydration.
Use a hand cream
The key to keeping your hands soft and conditioned despite the constant hand washing is to use a hand cream after each wash. This prevents your hands from drying out and keeps them baby soft and supple. We particularly love the Vaseline Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream because it offers 2-in-1 protection. The antibacterial properties of this hand cream instantly kill germs and bacteria, while glycerine and vitamin E oil provide intense moisturisation. Best of both worlds, if you ask us!