BY CLAIR WHITTY
This time of the year your hands can need a bit of attention. They can become dry with the colder weather whether you leave the house or not. Household chores can leave your hands dry and rough. Or if you are using hand sanitiser regularly your hands are probably suffering and in need of extra care.
There is nothing like a good hand cream. I don’t like heavily scented hand creams, or ones that are too greasy. My favourite one is Lavera Basis Sensitive. Which has a light fragrance and texture that works for me. It contains organic aloe vera and organic shea butter that can intensively care for the hands. I like that it absorbs quickly and nourishes the hands, nails, and cuticles. It’s recommended for normal to dry skin, is vegan, and 100% certified natural. It’s environmentally friendly with both the tube and cap made from 95% recycled material.
Wendy, in our Wexford store, admits that she has extremely dry hands, especially at this time of year. She likes Kinvara’s Zesty Omega Rich Hand & Nail Cream. This is an ultra-moisturising hand and nail cream. She likes the smell of it, and finds that it’s a nice rich cream that hydrates immediately and doesn’t take ages to dry in. It’s made from a blend of 6 plant oils that work hard to moisturise, nourish, and protect. It contains Jojoba oil which provides a natural waxy barrier that delivers long lasting hydration, as well as cocoa butter that melts on contact with the skin. You can use it several times a day. It’s also 100% natural and vegan.
Dr Hauschka’s Hydrating Hand Cream is a customer favourite in our Kilkenny Store. It has a mild and fresh scent. It is a great one to consider if the skin on your hands is damaged or prone to eczema. It can be used on rough elbows too. It’s fast absorbing and helps the process of skin renewal without leaving a greasy residue.
All three creams are suitable for men and women.
For an intensive treatment of your hands, you can apply any of the creams in the evening time and pop on a pair of cotton gloves to allow deeper penetration of the cream.
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