We all focus on making sure our face is moisturised, but it's easy to forget about our poor hands which are exposed to the elements every day! Your hands are one of the first part of your body to show signs of ageing, so make sure you read this blog post to learn everything you need to know about keeping your hands looking smooth and supple.
No matter how you spend your day, odds are your hands are the ones doing all the work. The skin on your hands comes into contact with a whole host of environmental irritants and as a result, our hands are can constantly be dry and require serious attention!
Most hand creams tend to be quite thick compared to all-over body lotions or face and eye creams. This is largely due to the fact that they need to work hard to penetrate through the rough surface of the hands and nails. Products that work naturally together restoring the skin's moisture and repairing daily damage are the way to go.
We have a great range of natural hand products at Nourished Life to help restore tired hands and I have put together some of my favourites, which will leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth!
Lavera makes an everyday hand cream suitable for all skin types that relies on the natural enzymatic power of CoQ10 to help revitalise tired hands. Deep healing for hands and nails comes from a mixture of calendula flowers and shea butter and skin firming citrus oils help keep hands smooth.
Weleda have some beautiful hand cream options. Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream which contains light sesame oil, sandthorn oil and pure vegetable oils which work hard to restore dry, tired hands, helping you maintain a healthy skin balance! The Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Hand Cream is one of my favourites. I use it every night before bed to treat my hands while I sleep! The rejuvenating formula not only leaves your hands feeling silky, soft and smooth, but the Evening Primrose Oil may help even skintone, increase elasticity and firm the skin. Check out my blog post on Evening Primose Oil to find out more about this amazing ingredient!
Andalou Naturals A Path of Light® Lavender Hand Cream is an amazing product! With powerful antioxidant action from Fruit Stem Cells and BioActive 8 Berry Complex, it offers protection from signs of ageing and nourishes the skin while leaving hands with a beautiful calming lavender scent.
Made from rich Buttercream, Rosehip Oil, Aloe Vera and Argan Oil, 100% Pure's Blood Orange Hand Cream is perfect for those with dry, dehydrated hands. They completely natural vegan and gluten free formula not only smells delicious, but also contains anti-ageing ingredients, keeping your hands looking smoother and more supple!
Skin health is maintained by an oily solution called sebum of which 25-30% is made up of wax esters. The main role of these wax esters is to hold moisture in the skin so as to keep our skin looking and feeling firm. As we age, our production of wax esters starts to decrease which means that moisture begins to escape from skin cells. Jojoba is the only plant known to produce wax esters similar to those in our skin. The Jojoba Company Jojoba Oil is an amazing oil which provides similar nurturing and moisturising properties as our own sebum, to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin, normal moisturisers can't reach, which allows for rich nourishing which helps keep ageing at bay!
Wash away the day's troubles, along with all the other germs and dirt, with Bondi Wash's Tasmanian Pepper & Lavender Hand Wash. The gorgeous scent will calm and relax you, while the natural ingredients get to work on effectively cleaning your hands without damaging your skin!
While we might remember to use sunscreen on our faces, our hands are just as exposed to the sun and need to be looked after! As someone who is always on the road, driving my kids to school, I always remember to put sunscreen on the back of my hands. Two of my favourites are the UV Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+ a hydrating formulation that is absorbed into your skin quickly so you have a smooth, non-greasy finish) and the Eco logical Body Sunscreen SPF 30+ (a natural sunscreen that is water resistant for 3 hours and doesn't clog pores!).
Our skin is the largest organ in our body with different areas of varying sensitivity. By selecting all-natural skin care products, you can be sure they are powerful enough to protect while still being gentle enough to be safe!