Due to the global pandemic, many of us have taken to washing our hands much more than we used to. And, if you're using antibacterial products, your hands likely feel like sandpaper right now.
Alcohol dries out our skin and antibacterial soaps and gels, while important, are likely robbing you of necessary moisture. But, fear not, you can improve your skin's health with just a few easy steps.
STEP 1: Wash your hands per CDC guidelines
Your skin's appearance and feel may be bumming you out but, DON'T STOP WASHING YOUR HANDS! Scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds and rinse with warm water.
STEP 2: Leave hands slightly damp and moisturize immediately
Dry your hands with a clean towel. You want them to feel soft and slightly damp before moisturizing. That's the sweet spot!
STEP 3: Choose a hydrating moisturizer
You want to find a moisturizer that contains plant oils and butters.
Amy Galper, an aromatherapist and co-founder of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, says natural, fast-absorbing oils “have a great affinity to the lipids that exist naturally in our skin,” which is helpful for supporting the skin’s natural barrier “to keep moisture in, and pathogens out, and to heal and nourish the skin."
Check your label for ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, walnut oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or jojoba.
STEP 4: Don't neglect areas of your hands
Have you ever paid attention to how your moisturize your hands? Are areas of your hands being neglected?
Commonly forgotten areas include:
- the back of our hands
- in between our fingers
- cuticles and nails
All of the products at Oyana Body Care are made with your skin's health in mind. Whether you have sensitive, dry, or acne-prone skin, we make a product that will help improve and enhance your natural beauty.
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