Despite all the swiping, typing, baking (us too!) or whatever else has kept you active since the pandemic started, our hands have seen more activity than most parts of our body. As we’ve also increased hand-washing, the naturally thinner skin on back of palms has been under an increased strain of dryness, eczema and hyperpigmentation.
Additionally, the new sanitising routine includes harsh antibacterial ingredients such as alcohol that tend to be skin irritants - stripping hands of their natural oils and moisture, and exposing the skin’s barrier to external elements including longer-term sun damage.
We’ve put together three express steps to rectify any unwelcome symptoms, particularly during summer months, and give your skin the loving care.
1. Healing treatment
Our miracle mask is enriched with a complex of seed oils and powerful acids such as PHA (polyhydroxy acid) that actively attract water molecules and hydrate skin as well as neutralise free radicals - plus provide antimicrobial properties, making it perfect to heal and soothe sore skin.
How to treat? Apply Purity Paste with hands or masking brush and massage across hands, wrists and cuticles for three minutes. Use the time to rotate wrists and stimulate lymphatic drainage for an added de-puffing benefit. Rinse off with lukewarm water thoroughly.
2. Brightening protection
The naturally thinner skin on back of hands and forearms is the first area to catch sun rays, and the increased sanitising and hand washing routine has led to accelerated sun damage and skin thinning.
Our multi award-winning serum, Wake-Up Droplets is widely recognised for its brightening and hyperpigmentation-busting efficacy. The gentle formula combines Vitamin C with Adriatic Mountain Daisy, potent in skin brightening arbutin, and soothing allantoin and betulinic acid, helping to fade age spots and discolouration left by blemishes.
How to treat? Apply serum after washing hands, its matte formula comfortably sits on skin and forms a perfect after-sun ritual. Always follow with SPF when on-the-go.
3. Strengthening renewal
Build in a much-needed moisture replenishing, resilience and cell turnover with a rich mix of olive glycerides, peptides and proteins to help replenish skin plumping cells depleted with frequent hand washing.
A quick swipe of non-comodegenic (zero clogging or grease) Serenity Salve lotion helps to quickly restore moisture that may have washed down the drain with the germs.
Spotless hands are on the sunny horizon!