The best handcare after the summer holiday
27 August 2021 Estimated time: ~2 min.
Just as the skin on your face or body needs more hydration after a seaside vacation, so do your hands, after a few days of making full contact with sea salt or chlorine in swimming pools.
Hands are said to be a person’s business card. True or not, it is certainly an important barometer for the needs of your skin. They dry first because the skin on the hands is very thin and has no sebaceous glands. In addition, it is further attacked by soaps and disinfectant gels, which dehydrate it excessively.
So, make sure you always have an intensely hydrating hand cream in your purse or beach bag. Not only the cold hurts them, but also UV radiation, sand, saltwater, or pool water. If the skin is excessively dry, opt for a hand butter!
Use sunscreen for your hands as well
Sometimes we tend not to protect the skin of the hands with sunscreen at the beach and we can suffer from burns caused by harmful rays on the hands. So apply SPF 50 on your hands as well!
Replace soaps with delicate oils
Extremely beneficial to the health of the hands is the replacement of aggressive detergents and soaps that dry the hands with washing oils and soaps rich in vegetable oils and glycerin.
Opt for shower oils rich in essential oils of olive, avocado, jojoba and wheat germ, Omega 3, 6, 7, 9, vitamins A, E. They help regenerate the skin after the holidays and restore the hand’s softness and hydration.
Use a revitalizing hand spray
You can replace the classic disinfectant, which dries the skin of the hands, with a revitalizing spray, which also has an antibacterial effect. Hand spray cleanses, sanitizes hands and keeps them clean and fine, without drying the skin.
Your hands can also wear ... a mask!
Hand masks are in the shape of gloves soaked in intensely moisturizing substances that repair and soothe dry hands. It is said that a hand mask is equivalent to applying a hand cream for seven consecutive days!