Hand care: You should definitely know these 5 tips!
Frequent hand washing and the use of disinfectants are the order of the day. Of course, these hygiene measures are extremely important in the current situation – but much to the chagrin of our skin, which quickly dries out and becomes cracked. In addition, the skin on the hands is very thin, hardly contains any fatty tissue and is therefore particularly sensitive. So that we don’t completely forget our skin despite the super important precautions, I have put together five tips for hand care. They’ll help you regain velvety paws, I promise!
Tip 1: Soft skin thanks to hand peeling
In order to optimally prepare your hands for the care, I recommend that you peel them first. This allows you to remove dead skin and stimulate blood circulation. Important: Don’t apply a too coarse peeling, after all, you don’t want to strain your hands even more. Particularly cool? You can easily do the hand peeling yourself. Mix three tablespoons of sea salt, two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey together and then carefully apply the mixture in circular movements. You should then remove the hand peeling thoroughly with clear water.
Tip 2: hand cream day and night
Your paws want to be perfectly cared for at all times. Therefore, use a hand cream during the day that is quickly absorbed and has a sun protection factor. Night care, on the other hand, should be very rich and regenerating . Idea: Wear fine cotton gloves overnight so that the hand cream can be absorbed even better. In the morning you will wake up with incredibly flexible hands.
When it comes to the active ingredients, make sure that the hand cream contains glycerine and urea urea . Both ingredients bind moisture in the skin and can thus increase its elasticity. Shea butter and olive oil provide important fatty acids and soothe or regenerate the skin. Important: If you tend to have very sensitive skin, you should definitely avoid perfumed hand care.
Tip 3: wellness for the hands with a mask and massage
Do something good for your hands and pamper them with a hand mask. This is what makes for the ultimate moisture booster. If you want to make a mask yourself, ingredients such as avocado, bananas, honey, quark or oil are suitable – these ingredients contain many important enzymes and fatty acids and are extremely nourishing. For a DIY mask, for example, mix half a banana (which you first mash with a fork), two tablespoons of honey, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Let the care mix work for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Tip 4: adjust the water temperature
Hot water removes moisture from the skin. So that your already stressed skin does not dry out any further, you should definitely choose a lukewarm temperature when washing your hands . I also recommend that you use a pH-neutral soap that is less harmful to the skin’s fat layer. Good to know: Soap your hands thoroughly everywhere (attention: also think about the spaces between the fingers and fingernails!) And then wash them off with clear water.