Are you looking for soft and healthy hands? Check out these super helpful cruelty-free hand care tips for silky-soft hands from our guest writer Sinead O'Carroll, AKA The Wondering Wandering Vegan
Smooth and healthy hands are a result of the care we show them, and in my journey of searching for vegan and cruelty-free skincare, I've discovered some helpful tips for achieving silky smooth hands even in the depths of winter.
Today, I'm excited to share these simple yet useful hand-care secrets with you. Let's dive into the world of vegan and cruelty-free hand care and take a look at these tips that will leave your hands feeling soft, supple, and ethically pampered.
7 Top Tips for Silky-Smooth and Healthy Hands
Tip 1: Hydration is Key
Keeping your hands well-hydrated is the first step to maintaining their softness. Look for hand creams that contain nourishing ingredients like cocoa butter and trehalose which work like the skin’s natural moisturising factor. These elements, found in products like Nourish London's Tangerine & Trehalose Hand Cream, can work wonders in intensely nourishing, softening, and rehydrating dry hands.
Tip 2: Prioritise Cleanliness
Clean hands are healthy hands. Regular handwashing is essential but opt for a hand wash that doesn’t dry out your skin and undo the great work of your moisturising hand cream. Use a hand wash that also helps your skin retain essential moisture. Nourish London's Lemon & Black Pepper Antibacterial Hand Wash is great at keeping your hands clean by killing 99.9% of bacteria while also keeping your hands feeling fresh and moisturised. The zesty lemon and warm black pepper fragrance adds a unique and refreshing touch to your cleansing routine.
Tip 3: On-the-Go Sanitisation
In recent years, we all know that keeping your hands safe from bacteria is an important part of staying healthy. Many of us now carry a sanitiser wherever we go but using one with harsh chemicals and no nourishing properties can leave our hands feeling drier than ever. Whereas a hand sanitiser spray, like Nourish London's Lemon & Black Pepper Hand Sanitizer Spray, is your ally when you're on the move, keeping your hands soft and fresh. It's not just for your hands – use it on your phone, door handles, and hard surfaces.
Tip 4: Fight Signs of Ageing
To keep your hands looking youthful and healthy, using a product that addresses signs of ageing can be a great idea. Find a hand cream enriched with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, bioactive peptides, and antioxidants. Nourish London's Kale Anti-Ageing Hand Cream, for instance, is specially formulated to hydrate, reduce pigmentation, and minimize fine lines. You’ll also find essential oils such as frankincense, myrrh, and neroli, that further help in healing damaged skin.
Tip 5: Regular Exfoliation
A lot of us think that exfoliation is just for our face and body but it can work wonders for our hands too, especially when trying to keep them soft and healthy. Gently exfoliating your hands once a week helps remove dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new, healthy skin. You can use Nourish London’s Bergamot & Cardamom Exfoliating Soap which is made using formulations that are 100% vegan, natural, alcohol (ethanol) free & cruelty-free. Exfoliating will leave your hands feeling soft and looking rejuvenated.
Tip 6: Protect Your Hands
Just as you protect the skin on your face and body from the sun, your hands need protection too. Apply sunscreen to the back of your hands when you're outdoors, especially if you're working outside or spending extended periods in the sun. Sunscreen helps prevent sunspots, premature aging and maintains the overall health of your hands. Nourish London’s Skin Protecting Daily Moisturiser offers SPF25 including a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB protection as well as being vegan and cruelty-free.
Tip 7: Explore Product Options - Find What’s Right For You
Different hand creams can work well for different skin types and skin needs. Nourish London offers a selection of vegan and cruelty-free hand creams, including Lemon & Black Pepper and their new Tangerine & Trehalosehand Hand Cream. By exploring these choices, you’ll find the perfect hand cream that you and your skin will love.
Remember that these cruelty-free hand care tips contribute to the overall well-being of your hands, keeping them smooth, healthy, and beautiful. While Nourish London products can complement these tips, the focus remains on promoting hand health and sometimes what your hands need is just a bit of love!
Introduce these tips into your daily hand care routine, and you'll be well on your way to achieving silky-smooth and healthy hands.
Sinead is the creator of The Wondering Wandering Vegan blog, your one-stop shop for all things vegan and sustainable. With over 18 years of experience and research in the plant-based world, her goal is to make sure vegans never miss out! Check out her latest vegan and sustainable tips on her vegan and sustainable living page. Follow The Wondering Wandering Vegan on Instagram to see Sinead’s latest vegan adventures.