With the ongoing worldwide pandemic, just think about how many times you have been cleaning your hands. Well! Frequent handwashing is essential during this time to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. But it can also lead to skin irritation and dryness. All these consequences should not encourage you to stop washing your hands but rather include nourishing practices for your hands as well.
Apart from this, your hands carry out almost every daily chore and face the wrath of all your workload. That is why it is of utmost importance not to neglect them. Also, note that dry skin can build on overworked hands and cause itching, flaking, redness, and irritation.
Taking care of hands does not only mean only moisturizing. Simple steps in your daily routine can protect against nasty infections and keep them nourished.
Why Should You Take Care Of Your Hands?
You probably have a daily regimen for keeping your face clean and moisturized. But what about your hard-working hands? You probably know that hands are the most frequently used body part.
Your hands are more exposed and likely to show signs of aging because the skin on them is relatively thin. Your hands are also exposed to all sorts of germs, dirt, harsh substances, and sunlight. Moreover, they are not wrapped up in clothes or loaded with makeup.
While you may give plenty of importance to your facial skincare, hands are often an afterthought when it comes to skin care. But it should not be. Your hands deserve a skin care routine too.
Ways To Take Care Of Your Hands:
Here’s how to put your best “hand” forward.
Clean Your Hands:
Dirty or contaminated hands can spread infectious diseases, resulting from improper cleaning. To quote an example, what better we can understand from the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Even other potential viral or bacterial infections like salmonella and influenza can enter your body if you do not wash or clean your hands properly.
Looking at the ongoing crisis, you should ideally wash your hands after every hour with antibacterial and nourishing soap or hand wash. Experts suggest rubbing your hands well for at least 20 seconds. Include the back of your hands and wrists while washing. If you wear rings, prefer removing them while cleaning your hands to wash every part of your hands.
Certain chemicals present in soaps and detergents can sometimes lead to dryness, and in certain cases, further causes skin irritation or rash. It is better to check the handwash ingredients before buying them.
To maintain the hygiene of your hands and properly clean them, try Mom & World Neem & Aloe Vera Gentle Hand Wash. It is a composition of all natural ingredients that can help soothe your skin by cleaning away the dirt and grime. It helps get rid of impurities from your hands without stripping them off their natural moisture. Neem is known to clear away impurities from the corners of your skin and soothe irritation, while Aloe vera provides necessary hydration to your hands. Both the ingredients help calm the skin and can give you healthy and hydrated hands. It also contains Shea Butter that intensely moisturizes the hands and keeps the skin hydrated for long. This Hand Wash is also infused with Basil Oil, known for its cleansing properties as it can effectively clean out the dirt. Lemon Oil acts as an antiseptic on the skin and helps fight suntan and free radicals. Make your hands soft and silky smooth to touch with Mom & World Neem and Aloe vera Hand Wash.
Use A Nourishing Hand Cleanser:
Contrary to popular belief, you not only need antibacterial or antiseptic soap to remove possible infection from your skin, but you also need a nourishing hand cleanser. Soap or any hand wash, is able to dissolve the protective coating around the possible infection, making it less capable of surviving, while rinsing your hands off with water after breaking down the virus’s coat can effectively help remove it from your skin completely. Use hand soaps with blends like Vitamin E, peppermint oil, olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or shea butter that will clean your hands while also nourishing them, not stripping them of all their moisture.
For nourished and healthy hands, try Mom & World Garden Sage & Mint Gentle Hand Wash. It is the perfect blend of all natural ingredients, with Garden Sage and Mint leading the pack, to keep your hands feeling clean and fresh all day long. Garden Sage can kill the harmful bacteria residing on your skin and keep it firm for a long time. Mint gives a refreshing feeling and keeps impurities at bay. It is known to have detoxifying and nourishing properties. This Hand Wash is infused with Peppermint oil that helps clean the skin and has a cooling effect on it. Aloe vera helps to moisturize the skin from within and keeps it hydrated in the long run. It contains Shea Butter that helps provide the required dose of nourishment to the skin and maintains its elasticity. This Hand Wash does not contain any harmful chemicals and is safe for daily use.
Use Moisturizing Hand Creams:
The hands need moisture and nourishment as much as any other part of the body. This is due to their constant exposure to harsh chemicals, the weather and especially the damaging UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Also, you must have increased the frequency of our regular hand washing routine. Repeated washing throughout the day compromises your skin’s natural moisture barrier, causing hands to become dry and, unfortunately, older looking than they should. When the skin and cuticles become dry, little cracks can form on the skin, which can open the door to infection. Added moisture helps to plump the skin, which in turn makes them look more youthful and bright. A moisturizing hand cream that contains Aloe vera, shea butter or olive oil is a great choice to keep your skin hydrated, soft and smooth all day long.
If you have extremely dry and dehydrated skin, you should use oil-based hand cream. Ingredients such as glycerin, alpha-hydroxy acids, and other moisturizing natural extracts are beneficial as they work as humectants to attract the moisture from the air to your skin.
Also, please note that you should definitely opt for creams instead of lotions, as they are a bit thicker and richer in texture and tend to be much more hydrating than a lotion.
Pick a Scent That Lifts Your Spirits:
It would be best if you did not think of mandated hand washing as annoying. Think of it as a small, simple moment in your day that helps you relax, pause, and reset. Choose a hand wash that contains essential oils that spark joy for you. Maybe that is lavender to calm you, or citrusy to rejuvenate you. Whatever scent or naturally fragrant hand wash you pick, take a moment to breathe in the scent deeply while washing your hands to help uplift your mood.
For a pleasant and natural, citrusy fragrance, try Mom & World Lime & Ginger Gentle Hand Wash. It helps clear out dirt and grime from your hands and keeps your natural moisture intact. Lime helps fade tan lines on your skin and gives you a clean and clear radiance. It adds an invigorating, natural fragrance to the Hand Wash. Ginger helps eliminate harmful bacteria from your hands to keep you safe and healthy. It contains Neem that helps soothe skin irritations and keep certain skin conditions at bay. It is infused with Aloe Vera that contains the required vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin. Shea Butter moisturizes the skin from within and keeps it hydrated for long. Now wash your hands and get rid of unhealthy bacteria from your hands with Mom & World Lime and Ginger Hand Wash.
Massage Your Hands Regularly:
Massaging your hands can not only help enhance their appearance but also provides a host of significant health benefits. According to research, a hand massage can offer numerous benefits such as pain relief, reduced feelings of stress and anxiety, increased grip strength, instant mood lift and improved sleep quality.
Exfoliate Your Hands:
Use a mild scrub to gently exfoliate your hands at least once a week. Exfoliation can help get rid of dead skin cells from your hands while making them soft, smooth and youthful-looking.
If you do not want to use a readymade scrub, you can make one at home using wholesome and nourishing ingredients like sugar, olive oil, aloe vera, and lime juice. Do not forget to be gentle and always follow with a moisturizer after scrubbing your hands.
Prefer Using Sun Protection For Healthy Hands:
SPF is a must when it comes to protecting your hands. Even minimal daily exposure to the sun can lead to long-term damage. By using a hand cream with at least SPF 30, you can help minimize the potential damage. The key to protecting the skin from the damaging rays of the sun is reapplication during the day. If you have washed or rubbed your hands, the chances are that you have compromised your hand cream’s effectiveness.
A good hand care practice can go a long way in maintaining the optimum health of your skin. Note that when choosing hand washes, look for cleansers that contain ingredients like aloe vera to aid in keeping the hands moisturized so that frequent washing does not strip them of their nourishment. For more details on our new hand wash range, visit https://www.momandworld.com/category/skin-care/
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