In need of a saviour for dry and cracked hands? You’re not alone. It's been a long year of frequent washing and dousing our skin in alcohol-rich hand sanitiser, so it’s no wonder our hands are starting to feel the consequences. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. While washing our hands is an essential and important step to prevent spreading germs, there are things we can do to manage dryness. Read our tips below for long lasting smooth and velvety-soft hands.
Step 1: Hand Soap
While hand sanitisers are a great way to get rid of germs, they often contain high levels of alcohol and nasty chemicals that strip the skin of its natural barrier, resulting in dryness and sensitivity. Although great for on the go, it's best to stick to moisturising soaps when at home to combat the drying effects of sanitiser. Our range of gentle hand soaps are formulated with natural antibacterial properties and soothing ingredients to clean hands, while protecting their natural barrier.
Our Top Picks:
Gently cleanse the hands with a mild hand wash formulated with coconut and olive derived ingredients. Hands are left soft, supple and lightly scented with an uplifting citrus floral scent.
This mineral rich, Wild Samphire Luxury Hand Wash is abundant in vitamins and minerals, promoting healthy, bright hands, while filling your bathroom with fresh, clean and lush scents of the coastline.
Perfect for everyday indulgence, this luxury Milk Soap is enhanced with the natural goodness of milk and shea butter to gently nourish your skin, leaving hands healthy, soft and smooth all day.
Step 2: Hand Cream
After washing your hands, lock in moisture with a deeply hydrating hand cream. Discover our range of nourishing hand creams crafted from hydrating oils and antioxidant rich ingredients that hydrate, protect and soothe hands. For best results, moisturise straight after washing while hands are still slightly damp.
Our Top Picks:
An everyday indulgence, this luxury hand treatment cream is enriched with vitamins and natural oils and is designed to protect the hands from signs of ageing and environmental damage. The lightweight formula leaves skin feeling soft, replenished and delicately scented with the soft scent of rose and juniper.
náu’s Extra Soft Hand Cream is deeply moisturising to nourish and regenerate dry and cracked hands. Packed with active ingredients Shea Butter and Vitamin E, and infused with a mild tangerine and walnut scent, we’ve found our hands are left feeling hydrated and soft for days.
Arran Sense of Scotland’s After the Rain Hand Cream is gently formulated with ultra soothing ingredients shea butter, vitamin E, beeswax and actives of aloe vera leaf juice. The perfect addition to your bathroom sink, the subtle scents of lime, rose and sandalwood will leave your hands feeling refreshed and soothed.
In need of something extra?
Step 3: Add This Skin Balm To Your Routine
If your skin is in need of some extra nourishment, or is dry, flaky, stressed or irritated, Ilapothecary’s SOS Body Balm takes moisturising to a whole new level. The powerful herbal balm is formulated to soothe and calm dry skin, and can be used all over the body. A soothing mix of essential oils, blue camomile acts as an anti-inflammatory for body, mind and skin, and rose and vanilla scents gently uplifts mood.