- Can I Use Hand Cream on Face? We Discuss
- Difference in Skin Type
- Same Ingredients, Different Concentrations
- Your Hands Do a Lot For You
- Thickness of Hand Cream
- Why You Should Use A Hand Cream
- Helpling Hands: Why You Should Be Using Hand Cream
- Playing an Instrument
- Cold Weather
- Your Job
- Hand Lotion – Why You Shouldn’t Skimp Out On Using One
- Why Should I Use Hand Lotion On Top of Body Lotion?
- What Happens When We Don’t Use a Hand Lotion?
- How to Choose a Hand Lotion
- Benefits of a Hand Lotion
- How to Properly Use a Hand Lotion
- Benefits of Using Hand Cream
- What are the benefits of using hand cream?
- Hand Renewal
- Give You Younger Hands
- Relieves Stress In More Ways than One
- Help Strengthen Nails
- Other Hand Cream Uses
- The Bottom Line
Can I Use Hand Cream on Face? We Discuss
any skin care addict, I’m guilty of owning more jars and bottles of creams, moisturizers, and lotions than most people. I’m proud of my collection, but I don’t always use all my products the way they should be used.
Sometimes, I wake up too late or lose track of time and one of my creams ends up having to do double duty. This is definitely a habit I should break, especially when it comes to hand cream and my face.
Hand creams are thick, luxurious, and ultra-moisturizing, but that doesn’t mean they should be applied to an area as delicate as your face. Here are five things to consider the next time you’ve pressed snooze too many times or spent a little too long in the shower.
It might seem easy to cut corners, but trust us, it’s best to make sure that you use facial moisturizer, rather than hand lotion, on your face.
Difference in Skin Type
It’s no secret that the skin on your hands is completely different from the skin on your face. Our hands’ skin are rougher, drier, and thicker than our faces’ skin.
Different skin types need different types of products to remain healthy.
You wouldn’t put toner on dry skin or coconut oil on oily skin, right? Use hand cream to lock in moisture on your hands and face cream to gently hydrate your face.
Same Ingredients, Different Concentrations
You can use hand cream on your face because it’s made from the same ingredients as face cream, right? Wrong. While the two types of moisturizers are made from the same ingredients, they are used in different concentrations.
Hand cream contains higher amounts of active ingredients simply because the skin on our hands requires more hydrating agents than the skin on our face. Over-moisturizing your face can make your skin more oily than usual, potentially resulting in discomfort and breakouts.
We suggest keeping your hand cream on your hands, which probably need a little extra love.
Your Hands Do a Lot For You
Why do your hands need extra love? Think about it. You wash your hands after every trip to the bathroom and before each meal, you wash dishes with harsh soap, and you expose your hands to sunlight without applying SPF.
All of this stuff that your hands go through make them dry, so they are in need of a thick, heavy moisturizer to keep them from becoming cracked and rough.
Because your face isn’t exposed to strong dish soap or constant washing, it simply doesn’t need as much moisturizer as your hands.
Thickness of Hand Cream
Hand cream feels amazing because it’s a bit thicker than most moisturizers. And, it has to be, since our hands do so much for us.
Because it’s so thick, it feels very heavy (almost too heavy) when you put it on other parts of the body that require products with a thinner consistency.
Putting hand cream on your face results in an uncomfortable, greasy feeling that’s nothing but bad news for those of us with acne. Opt for a thin face cream that hydrates the skin without aggravating your breakouts.
This “No hand cream on the face!” rule is especially true for anti-aging products. The skin on our hands shows age much faster than the skin on our faces, so hand creams are going to contain larger amounts of anti-aging ingredients than face creams.
There’s a reason why we only dab on small drops of eye cream or serum onto our faces. Using too much product or product that has too high of a concentration of anti-aging ingredients could prematurely age you. So, we think it’s best to use lotions and creams for the body parts they are intended for.
Your skin will look and feel its best, we promise!
Why You Should Use A Hand Cream
You wouldn’t wash your face without applying a moisturiser, so why not do the same for your hands? Hands are our tools and they allow us to carry out daily tasks in the home, at work and in the garden. But we all too often neglect them, leaving them defenceless to the environment and in poor condition.
One of the first places to show any signs of ageing, your hands can easily give the game away if you neglect them. Using a hand cream is the best way to repair and restore damaged hands, ensuring that they not only look younger but feel softer too.
The skin on the back of your hands is decidedly different to the skin on your palms. The skin on top of your hands is much thinner and has less sebaceous glands, meaning it can become dry very quickly. In comparison, the skin on your palms is a lot thicker, so for moisture to penetrate this area a hand cream needs to be rich and full of moisture binding ingredients.
Along with everyday tasks; exposure to water, chemicals and severe temperatures are the main cause of damage to the hands. Water is naturally drying for the skin, so even something as mundane as washing up without wearing gloves can cause more harm than good. Hands can become dry, cracked and painful, and are just as much of a problem for men as for women.
Generally, hand creams differ from those used on the body, as the hands require a different type of care. As they are constantly exposed, they need to not only feel good, but also be protected.
Using a daily hand cream that contains an SPF is a must (especially during the summer) and one that sinks in quickly means it can be used throughout the day.
At night, you can afford to go for something richer that uses more specific ingredients, one containing anti-aging or skin lightening properties. For a more intensive treatment, after you have covered your hands in product, put on a pair of gloves.
It might look odd, but they will help to lock moisture into the hands and prevent the product from being rubbed off, allowing it to sink in effectively. Wait around 15 minutes, then remove the gloves and you will instantly feel the difference in your skin.
If your hands are in relatively good condition and you don’t work with any harsh chemicals, you can go for a lighter formula hand lotion. These are still moisturising and can be applied throughout the day, but they won’t contain all the nourishing ingredients a thicker hand cream will.
Hand creams are much more advanced now and can treat a variety of skin conditions that require more than just hydration. Whether you want to fade age spots, tighten loose skin or soothe excessive dryness, there is a hand cream for you.
Make sure you look out for ingredients Vitamin E, Shea Butter, essential oils and Glycerin which will add much needed moisture to your skin.
If you want anti-aging properties, look out for antioxidants and AHAs, as these will help boost collagen, which plumps the skin.
Simply adding one product to your daily routine can completely change the condition of your hands, so the sooner you start using a hand cream, the sooner you will see results.
Applying hand cream from freedigitalphotos.net | Stuart Miles
Helpling Hands: Why You Should Be Using Hand Cream
The best hand cream for men is one that is designed purely for men’s skin, which differs considerably from that of your female counterparts. Even though men’s skin is thicker, it is still susceptible to the same pressures and problems as anyone else. Smoothing and conditioning your skin is the key to avoiding itchy, dry, cracked skin which can be painful.
There are a wide range of reasons why the skin on your hands gets a beating. From cold and windy weather and regular hand-washing, to taking part in hands-on hobbies, your paws go through a lot. Whatever they come into contact with, it’s vital to protect them from damage.
Let’s take a look at how hand cream can help in a few key situations.
You might be giving your house or garden some TLC, but are you forgetting about your hands? If they get covered in paint, you’ll be scrubbing your skin to get rid of it. The same goes for cleaning off after a session in the vegetable patch.
Playing an Instrument
Piano, guitar, drums… all of them take a toll on your hands and can leave them feeling dry. They can also suffer little scrapes, cuts, and blisters if you play your instrument for an extended period of time. Rockstar injuries might look cool, but they don’t feel great.
If you work in an office or commute regularly, you probably hear all sorts of stories about bacteria transfer, making you want to wash your hands regularly. Hygiene is great, but soap and water without any moisturiser will make them dry and chapped.
As with the skin on your face and body, cold and windy weather dries you out. Your hands are no exception. Even when you move inside from the cold, the heating is switched on which continues sapping the air of humidity, leading to dryness for your hands.
When you are dehydrated, your blood volume decreases which can lead to dry skin. Keeping up your water intake throughout the day could make a big difference to the way the skin on your hands feel among other benefits.
We’ve mentioned general workplace conditions above, but there are some professions that require you to wash your hands as a matter of urgency and importance. Doctors and nurses, for example, need to do it for their own safety and that of their patients and alcohol cleansers aren’t the kindest for skin.
A dry hand lotion needs to give you the best level of hydration and nourishment possible, which means it should be specifically designed for male skin.
For example, our Original Hand Cream contains aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea. It absorbs easily into the skin to help relieve dry skin, leaving the hands feeling nourished, smooth and instantly softer.
It’s specially formulated to deliver 24h moisturisation, without being greasy or sticky.
There’s no set rule that says how often you should use hand cream. Some people say to use it every time you wash your hands, whereas some people will use it sporadically throughout the day. Any time you start feeling dry or you notice little cracks when you look closely at your skin, whack out the hand cream and nourish yourself.
Your hands age as quickly as you face does as they are exposed to the same elements. UV rays, weather damage, and general wear all lead to the appearance of aging on your hands. With regular use of hand cream, you can minimise these signs by improving elasticity and moisture.
Aside from using hand cream as often as you can, there are few steps you can take in your daily life to improve the condition of your hands.
For example, if you’re going out and about for a long time in the cold and windy weather (which looks it’s coming on strong right now), make sure you wear gloves. Preventing your hands from coming into contact with the air and surrounding pollutants is the best first line of defence against dryness.
Also, exfoliating your face is something many men have as part of their grooming regime, but don’t forget your hands as well. The skin on your hands is obviously quite fragile, but that doesn’t it can’t handle a good scrub to get rid of any dry skin as long as you make sure to use a moisturising hand cream as soon as you’re finished and, of course, we recommend our one!
Dry hands happen to a lot of us, even if we don’t do much to exacerbate the situation. The best thing to do is attack the problem as soon as you see it, rather than wait for it to become worse and cause more pain and stress. In fact, stress is often hailed as a leading cause of skin conditions acne, so it’s a good idea to nip things in the bud as soon as you can.
Hand Lotion – Why You Shouldn’t Skimp Out On Using One
Do you know what you and I have in common? Besides both being huge fans of truly natural beauty products, we know the importance of great skin care. One thing that we can often forget is that skin care doesn’t stop at the neck or chest.
We often say that our skin is our biggest organ, and while that might sound strange, that philosophy is one of the facts that fuels us to make wholesome, lovely and organic skin care products.
You may already be familiar with our balancing and cleansing toners, luscious moisturizers and beautiful, organic oils but we want to highlight our rich and skin softening lotions; specifically, our hand lotions. In this post, we will discuss the importance of using a hand lotion, as well as some of the downsides of skipping a hand lotion in your routine.
Why Should I Use Hand Lotion On Top of Body Lotion?
There is a method to hand lotion magic, and this method keeps moisture in and damage our hands. We recognize the importance of using a hand cream on top of a full-body moisturizer.
Now, this might seem overkill, but a full-body moisturizer is formulated for the low-maintenance skin that covers our arms and legs. Our hands are different from the rest of our bodies. First, they get the most wear and tear.
We use them for literally everything, and somewhere between taking that #selfcareselfie and washing our dishes each night, the skin on our hands gets depleted. The skin on our hands is slightly thicker than other places, so they need richer hydration than what our typical body lotion might offer.
And because we use our hands in everything we do, they are one of the first areas on our body to show signs of aging. The secret to looking younger longer is taking special care of our face, neck, chest and hands.
What Happens When We Don’t Use a Hand Lotion?
As we mentioned before, the hands are a high-traffic area, and because of this, it is often the place that shows our true age. What’s worse is that without proper care and maintenance, our hands can actually look older than we are. Signs that your hands may be suffering include severely dry skin.
This can come along with cracks, peeling, and rough edges especially around our cuticle areas. Our hands can also suffer from flakiness, which can worsen in dry and very cold weather. And the most obvious sign of aging is wrinkles that most commonly form on our knuckles and near the base of our thumbs. It doesn’t take long for our hands to show signs that they aren’t getting enough TLC.
We advise using our hand buttercreams at least twice daily to show our hands the most love.
How to Choose a Hand Lotion
When shopping around for a hand lotion, we dream about a pillowy soft cream that we can rub all over the rough patches of our hands. What you’ll want to avoid, however, are synthetic thickeners and emulsifiers.
Even though these synthetic ingredients might feel nice on your skin, they don’t provide any nutritional benefits to your skin and actually lessen the potency of the active ingredients in the product.
You’ll also want to steer clear of artificial fragrances too, since cosmetic companies aren’t required to list the jumble of toxic chemicals that could be in their “fragrance” mix (you can read all about this on the FDA website).
One special thing to note about our hand buttercreams and most of our products in general is that they are free of harsh synthetic ingredients and toxic chemicals that can harm both your skin and the environment. The heavenly scent in our creams comes from the actual ingredients themselves.
For example, we include lavender essence in our French Lavender Hand Buttercream, and this means that not only is the scent naturally derived, but it contributes its soothing qualities to the overall formula.
Since ingredients for effect is the name of our game, we created 8 different hand creams to soften and soothe tired hands but also to suit any mood and occasion.
Benefits of a Hand Lotion
The first and most important fact about our enriching hand buttercreams is that they are all vegan! We hear all of you loud and clear lamenting the difficulties of finding a fully vegan but super moisturizing hand cream – so voila, and you’re welcome.
In addition to being vegan, our hand buttercreams come in a variety of blends to suit any sniffer – from fruity pink grapefruit to aromatic vanilla bean and everything in between. The size of these creams makes them portable for throwing into a tote or carry-on bag.
Hurrah for on-the-go moisturizing! We all know how our skin gets extra dry on plane rides.
Our hand buttercream base is made up of cocoa butter, which helps to soften and give our skin a nice glow. We also include avocado butter, which gives our hands some much needed vitamin E. The avocado butter is so important in our formula because it contains fatty acids which are known to stop and repair signs of aging.
Combined with silky, deliciously smelling shea butter, argan and rosehip oils, as well as hydrating aloe, our hand buttercream formula is a grand slam of hand happiness. The nutrition jam-packed into our hand buttercreams is what sets our hand lotions apart from other brands.
Our hand buttercreams include rich butters from nutritious fruits and nuts that deposit vitamins and hydration deep into our hands.
How to Properly Use a Hand Lotion
So how do we recommend using our vegan hand buttercreams? After bathing and body moisturizing, apply a dime sized amount to your palm and massage in, taking special attention around the cuticles (especially when giving yourself an at-home manicure) and on the palms of our hands. Use once a day or as needed. Bonus, apply an even thicker layer, just enough to see the cream on your skin, and cover your hands with non-absorbent gloves. When you wake up in the morning and unveil your hands, they will be plump, hydrated and softer than ever.
Bonus: Challenge yourself and commit to using the hand buttercream of your choice morning and night for 1 week straight. At the end of the challenge, notice how your skin changes with softer, smoother and happier hands. Now the only question is, do you prefer the honey almond buttercream or the gingerade?
Benefits of Using Hand Cream
You see advertisements everywhere. These beautiful hands are moving as they rub against each other looking silky smooth. Every hand cream is promising you the same type of hands if only you would use their cream.
If you have never given much thought to using hand cream other than to scoff the images you see in magazines and billboards, then you may want to think again.
There are many wonderful benefits that come with using the best hand cream you can find in today's cosmetic market.
What are the benefits of using hand cream?
There are many wonderful things you can gain when you use hand cream regularly. If you are wondering why you should start carrying around a tube of hand cream, you are about to find out.
Using hand cream regularly helps to keep your hands hydrated and looking supple. You don’t want dry and wrinkly hands or cracked skin. Having hand cream to slather on your hand helps you to keep them looking and feeling hydrated.
As you go through your day, your hands drop dead skin cells. However, those cells need to be renewed. Using hand cream helps your skin with the renewal process. Finding a good hand cream allows you to have smooth and healthy hands.
Your eyes can’t always see the bacteria lurking around your hands. However, there are germs everywhere from what you touch to what is in the air. Using the right hand cream is very beneficial for your hands because it is hygienic. Many hand creams contain ingredients that help to keep airborne germs from taking up home on your skin.
Give You Younger Hands
Using hand cream regularly has a way of making your skin look softer, smoother, and younger. Yes, younger. Many lotions and creams that are designed for your hands are made with anti-aging properties that help to make your skin look more youthful.
Relieves Stress In More Ways than One
There are two types of stress hand creams helps to relieve the emotional kind and stress on your hands. You know the routine; you are at work, your hands are subject to many different things that cause damage, dryness, and much more that stress out the skin.
However, those same things, stress out your mind too. Applying a bit of hand cream has a soothing sensation that relieves the stress on your hands and helps to relieve the stress in your mind as well.
The aromatic scent of the essential oils combined with the cool cream is a great stress reliever.
Help Strengthen Nails
Having hand cream isn’t only good for your skin; it is also great for your nails. Most hand creams have components that help to heal and strengthen your nails as well as your skin.
You will love how much better your nails will look and how much stronger they are when you use hand cream regularly. Furthermore, you will quickly see how your nails will stop chipping and cracking under the strain of day to day activities.
Well-cared-for hands make the perfect canvas for a coat of your favorite nail polish.
Other Hand Cream Uses
Believe it or not, but having hand cream on your person has other uses as well that have nothing to do with your hands. Rubbing a bit of hand cream onto your hair helps to tame wild frizzy hair that just runs away from you and keeps it in place.
Additionally, you can use a bit of hand cream to help keep static electricity your clothes. In especially dry places during the winter months, you will love having hand cream to rub on your clothes to keep them from sticking to you.
The Bottom Line
No matter what you think about the commercials that advertise supple hands, there is truth to those images. Getting the best hand cream you can buy will help you to enjoy the various benefits that come from using it regularly.
Having soft, supple hands along with strengthening your nails, giving your stress relief and much more are some of the benefits you gain from using hand cream. Therefore, when you are planning your skincare routine and the cosmetics you throw into your handbags, don’t forget to include hand cream. You will reap the many benefits that come with using it and never go back to being without.
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