Many of us are guilty of neglecting our hands. We take care to cleanse and moisturise our face, neckline, legs and tummy, but all too often our hands, which often get more exposure to the elements, drying detergents and general wear and tear often get forgotten. 

Add in the fact that many of us carry lots of tension in our hands and a gentle hand massage every so often can be blissfully relaxing and what more reason do you need to pamper your paws?

Here is our quick guide to skincare for your hands, including the natural botanicals which are good for them and a little step by step guide to a wonderfully relaxing hand massage ritual…

Extra Rich Hand Balm

Extra Virgin Oil: contains useful levels of essential fatty acids which enriches dehydrated, sore or inflamed skin. This oil is a natural sun filter, screening out some of the sun’s rays. 

Sesame Oil: is rich in vitamins and minerals and is a natural sunscreen, filtering out some of the sun’s rays.

Beeswax: a marvellous skin softener and does not clog the pores.

Comfrey: fantastically soothing and healing, with elements that bind tissues and stimulate new cell growth.

Marigold: rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants is one of nature’s most healing, skin-soothing elements.

Wheatgerm Oil: extremely rich in Vitamin E which is a free radical scavenger, mopping up destructive particles and neutralising their effect.  Wheat germ Oil is believed to penetrate deep into the skin where it acts to repair some of the damage caused by excessive exposure.

St John’s Wort: aids in healing nerve tissue of the skin, helping to ease pain and is anti-rheumatic.

Sweet Orange: helps with circulation in the hands, anti-septic, refreshing and very uplifting.

Lavender: soothing and helps to restore the skin, balancing sebum production.

 

Extra Rich Hand Cream, £10 (Was £22.95)

You’ll find all of these botanicals in our very carefully blended Extra Rich Hand Cream. Perfect for gardeners, cooks and rock climbers… and anyone who uses their hands a lot!It soothes and nourishes dry and cracked working hands. It also has anti-septic and anti-bacterial to help keep the skin clear of any infections, so ideal for anyone who needs clean hands.

Click here to find out more about our Extra Rich Hand Cream

 

A HAND MASSAGE RITUAL…

 

  • Apply a small amount into the palms of your hands and gently massage in small circles.
  • Paying special attention to the area of your fingers around the cuticles. 
  • Massage each finger individually to increase circulation. 
  • For dried chapped hands put some cotton gloves on overnight for further deeper nourishment to the hands. 
  • Spend a minute or two gently massaging your hands morning and night or more often if required. A little TLC goes a long way!