Hand care products are important because our hands are always in action: at work, at home or while gardening. They are exposed to environmental influences such as dry air, water, dirt, cold and sunlight and are washed several times a day.
When we wash our hands, we not only kill germs, but also deprive them of protective oils and moisture. This disturbs the natural skin flora and makes the skin vulnerable.
In addition, the skin on the hands is particularly sensitive. The skin on the back of the hand is just as thin as the skin on the face. It has only a few sebaceous glands, hardly any fatty tissue and ages quickly. The palms of the hands have no sebaceous glands at all and thus cannot supply themselves with fat. High-quality hand care products help prevent skin damage.
A hand care ritual slows down skin ageing
The ageing process of the skin on the hands can only be delayed if the hands are cared for daily. Cleansing products with an acidic pH help to maintain the protective acid mantle. Hand creams provide the skin with fat and moisture. In the meantime, there is a whole range of products for hand care, from hand peelings, intensive creams, creams against age spots, cures, moisturising wash lotions, hand night creams or even protective creams.
Good hand care also includes applying cream to the fingernails. If you have problems with cracked cuticles, you should use special nail care cream or a cuticle care stick regularly. Panthenol and biotin are the best active ingredients here.
Hand care products – which are important?
It depends on the individual needs of the hands which are necessary. In general, however, at least one moisturiser should be used to prevent dryness and cracking.
For special needs such as rough hands, age spots or pigmented patches, special hand care products such as scrubs, serums or masks can be helpful. It is important to care regularly and especially after washing hands or contact with water.
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Kolbe L, Pissavini M, Tricaud C, Trullás Cabanas C, Dietrich E, Matts PJ.Int J Cosmet Sci. 2019 Jun;41(3):320-324