You might be committed towards your daily facial skincare routine, but are you paying enough attention to the skin on your hands?
More often than not, people end up ignoring the delicate skin of their hands while they are following up with their usual daily beauty routine.. which ideally should not happen!
Hand cream should be a vital part of everyone’s daily beauty routine. Over the day, when you carry out your daily chores, your hands get exposed to certain harsh chemicals and water which can dry out the skin on your hands. On top of that, if the skin on your hands doesn't receive any kind of moisturization, it can start to look all-wrinkled and crepey, which is not something that you might be expecting in your 20s and 30s - but it is true! Below, we are sharing some of the top reasons why you should use a hand cream and also answering the common questions and doubts about hand creams that you might be wondering about!
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using A Hand Cream Daily
It Protects Your Hands From Moisture-Sucking Chemicals
Certain chemicals present in the products that you make use of in your daily life can severely dehydrate your skin by sucking in all the moisture!
We are talking about the common chemicals like Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS), Sulphates, Parabens and Phthalates that you may have spotted on your hand soaps and dishwashing liquid's ingredients list.
While it is impossible to fully avoid exposing your skin to such ingredients, you can, at least, ensure that your skin stays protected with a layer of a moisturizing product. So even if your hands come in contact with such chemicals or hot water for too long, your skin will stay protected. We also suggest wearing rubber gloves while you are doing your household chores like washing the dishes or clothes.
It Keeps The Skin On Your Hands Healthy & Well-Hydrated
Your hands can appear dull and be really dry and rough to touch if they are not getting the proper amount of moisturization that they deserve! This can also be a major problem if you have any skin conditions like eczema. A hand cream will help the skin on your hands to always stay well-hydrated and nourished.
Another reason why you need to rely on hand creams to keep the skin on your hands moisturized is because the sebaceous glands, which are present everywhere on your skin, are not present on the skin of your palms. Which means, the skin on your palms cannot moisturize itself with sebum (natural oil) as it cannot congregate there without the presence of the sebaceous glands.
It Can Prevent The Early Signs Of Aging On Your Hands
Did you know - the skin on your hands, neck and around your eyes are the first three places on your body that show the initial signs of aging! Reason - the skin on all three of these body parts is the thinnest and the most delicate.
As we mentioned in the beginning of the post, without proper moisturization and nourishment, the skin of your hands can start to get wrinkled up and crepey (paper-like). A hand cream will keep such early signs of aging at bay with its nourishing and nurturing properties!
What Type Of Hand Cream Should You Use?
Generally, people avoid putting hand cream or any kind of moisturizing product on their hands because they don't like the oily residue that certain products leave behind on their skin. This is why, we recommend using only those moisturizing products that easily get absorbed into the skin and provide it instant hydration, without leaving any oiliness or stickiness behind!
Furthermore, you should ensure that your hand cream is free of parabens and comes with the benefits of natural ingredients.
DeBelle's range of naturally enriched Skin Moisturizers have a fast absorbing, paraben free formula that can provide your hands the essential nourishment. The DeBelle Skin Moisturizers are available in four different variants with yummy fragrance and natural extracts - Blueberry Burst, Green Tea Infusion, Orange Blaze and Cocoa Blush.
When should you use a hand cream?
After your shower: Prolonged exposure to water in the shower can make your hands feel really dry. So make sure you moisturize your hands with a hand cream as soon as you are out of the shower.
Throughout the day: If you use hand soaps multiple times throughout the day, follow it up with a hand cream to lock-in moisture back into your skin. Moreover, if you stay in a cold, dry climate or in an Air Conditioned room, you may feel the need to reapply your hand cream throughout the day.
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At night before you hit the bed: Let your hands soak in the nourishment from your hand cream overnight so that you wake up with soft and well nourished hands in the morning!
Can you use your body lotion as a hand cream?
If your body lotion comes with the benefits of natural moisturizing ingredients like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, etc, just like DeBelle Moisturizing Lotion does, then you can surely use it as your hand cream! Body lotions are quite multitasking and hence, they work great as a face moisturizer, hand cream and foot cream too. So if you don't have a hand cream lying around you, you can just use our DeBelle Moisturizing Lotion as one!
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