Just like the beautiful skincare products we use on our face and body, our hands need some love too.
Whilst we can all agree that our hands get super cold in winter, you may have also noticed they have started to be lacking in moisture. This is because the outside air is cold and dry, making the water in your skin evaporate quicker, giving you that dry, tight feeling and flaky look.
Now combine this with our frequent hand washing and hand sanitising in a bid to keep Covid at bay. This exposure to soap and water can strip your skin of its natural oils, resulting in cracks, dry or chapped hands.
So what's the solution? Our top tip is to carry a hand moisturiser with you, wherever you go and apply straight after you wash and sanitise your hands. Read about our top 3 most popular hand creams and how they leave your hands feeling nourished.
The Benefits Of Using Hand Cream
You may have a handful of skincare products, but in that pile, is there any hand cream? Your hands should be prioritised in your skincare routines. They get exposed to the most to cooking, cleaning, working, washing, etc. Now think about everytime you have had a scratch, burn, or bruise on your hand. All this causes some level of damage and it needs some healing.
Hand cream boosts moisture and prevents premature ageing. It can protect your skin from sun exposure that causes pigmentation on your hands and of course keeps them smooth.
#1 Antipodes Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream
This hand cream is our number one best seller! It is rich, non-greasy and perfect for super-dry skin. The Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream is formulated with avocado oil and golden kowhai extract that gives your skin that soft and deeply nourishing feeling for dry hands.
If you like a citrus smell, this one is for you.
Add this hand cream to your daily routine and be surprised with the results and smoothness of your skin.
#2 Lavera Basis Sensitiv Hand Cream Intensive Care
Our Lavera Hand Cream deeply conditions and moisturises the skin for ultimate nourishment. This cream is formulated with organic almond oil, shea butter and jojoba oil to leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
Like all hand creams, for maximum benefit, reapply every 2 hours and of course after washing your hands. Your skin will love you for it!
#3 Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream
Weleda's Hand Cream is a mild formula that reinforces the skin’s own protective function and therefore defends against exposure to the elements. At the same time it delivers lasting moisture, thereby reducing feelings of skin tightness.
The fast-absorbing hand cream, calms skin the prone to irritation and leaves sensitive hands silky soft.
In fact Weleda's entire body care range is formulated with organic sweet almond oil and other pure ingredients carefully selected to be soothing and kind. Together, they calm your sensitive skin, reducing irritation and redness, whilst they restore its natural balance and replenish its protective barrier.
Of course these three hand creams are beautiful but they are also very much personal preference. One of my favourites for example is the RAWW Skincare Hand and Nail Cream. I love the smell and how easy it glides onto my skin, to leave me feeling smooth and nourished. Find find your perfect match within our beautiful range of hand creams at Flora & Fauna
Whilst we talk about using hand cream to get through the winter, you really should be applying it all year round. Winter simply acts as a bit of a reminder, because our skin desperately send us physical signals, like dryness and cracks to let us know it needs help. If you're out and about look for ones with SPF. This will help protect your skin.
If you enjoyed reading the benefits of using hand cream in winter, check out our other winter survival tips in the blogs below.