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Let's face it, hand care has probably never been at the top of your bathroom agenda. However, with health experts suggesting a step-up in hand hygiene, it might be time to give your ten friends some TLC. While frequent washing and hand sanitisers are a reliable way to get rid of germs, it can also dry up your hands. To help, here are five tips for keeping your hands healthy.
TIP 1: USE A HAND CREAM
Like our faces, our hands are constantly exposed to the elements. Add in regular washing and alcohol-rich products, and what you have is a recipe for dry skin. The answer is to provide them with much-needed moisture and help reduce future water loss.
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Salve is our best hand cream for the job. Our nourishing and hydrating moisturizer leaves hands feeling smoother and softer for the day ahead and helps protect against the external environment.
Our fast-absorbing hand lotion is also available in a handy travel size. Perfect for keeping within reaching distance wherever you may be, whether you’re sat at your desk, kitchen table or sofa. Perfect for topping up during the day or after applying hand sanitiser gel.
TIP 2: INVEST IN A NON-DRYING HAND WASH
Want to treat your bathroom to a new sink-side accessory? Investing in a quality hand soap can make having to regularly wash your hands more enjoyable.
Trouble is, many soaps do the essential job of rinsing away germs and dirt, but they also strip the skin of its natural protective layer which can leave you with dry hands.
Allow Kiehl’s to be the hand relief you need. Our gentle, non-drying liquid hand soap cleanses and reconditions skin that's been subject to drying conditions. Our soaps are formulated with natural extracts including chamomile and aloe.
TIP 3: TRY A HAND MASK
It's a well-known fact in the skincare world that your body uses periods of deep sleep to repair and regenerate cells.
For seriously parched appendages in need of some TLC, turn to Kiehl's Richly Hydrating Scented Hand Cream. A hydrating formula that sinks into skin and leaves it feeling soft. Nurture dry hands with our moisturising hand cream with Shea Butter and Vitamin E.
For an added hit of hydration, massage the barrier cream into your hands and cuticles before bed then wear a pair of cotton gloves, which helps the skin retain the moisture all night.
TIP 4: NOURISH ALL OVER WITH A BODY LOTION
Considering the stress they go through, our hands deserve more than just surplus face cream.
While it always pays to use the right product for your specific skin problem, be that a light lotion for dry fingertips, working a daily body lotion into your routine has obvious benefits for your hands.
A skincare staple for more than half a century, Kiehl's Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion was created with both in mind. For softer, smoother feeling skin all over, apply fresh out of the shower while skin is still damp to help seal in moisture.
TIP 5: CONSIDER EXFOLIATION
Treat your hands to an exfoliating experience your hands is tricky business. On the one, well, hand, the appearance of dry knuckles and split skin can be caused by a build-up of dead cells, which block moisture reaching the surface.
Fortunately, Kiehl's Body Scrubs use gentle crushed apricot in a paste-like consistency to slough away dead cells without causing damage. Used twice a week, the result is silky soft hands that are primed for moisturisation.