We often think of winter and autumn as being the hardest season on our hands, but there are lots of things in summer which can be pretty brutal on our hands, too. From gardening to sun exposure to getting in and out of a chlorinated pool, your hands will get a battering in the warm weather, so we thought we’d suggest five products to help you to take care of your most precious assets.
When your hands are neglected, your cuticles are often one of the first places to suffer. Poorly cared-for cuticles are usually dry and ragged, but this get from Nailtiques has been formulated to deeply moisturise the cuticle area to revive the skin and repair any cracks, making it look smoother. As a bonus, it can also be used on other parts of the body that need a hydration boost.
During the summer, the hands are often exposed to the sun more than most other parts of the body, making them prone to hyperpigmentation. This non-greasy hand and nail cream from Elemis restores natural radiance to the hands, smoothing the texture and evening out skin tone. Milk protein, avellana seed oil, rare anti-ageing Omega 7, camellia, virgin plum and macadamia form a silky barrier that locks in moisture.
The hands are very susceptible to the signs of ageing, which are accelerated by the sun. This paraben-free formula from Jan Marini dramatically improves the appearance of aging and UV damaged skin. It brightens skin tone and improves skin texture as well as reducing the appearance of sun spots and age spots.
Keeping your hands hydrated can be a challenge, as they’re such a hard working area, and finding a formula which is both hydrating and non-greasy provides an extra difficulty. However, Nailtiques Hand Conditioner combines pure aloe, jojoba oil, glycerine and natural soluble collagen to create a deeply nourishing cream which is lightweight, non-greasy and fast absorbing.
Dark spots are a real issue, especially in the areas which are most often exposed to the sun. They’re especially common on the backs of hands, which is why Elemis created this dark spot corrector, to tackle the issue. It contains of a combination of encapsulated vitamin C, pea and daisy is blended with garden cress, rich in a powerful anti-oxidant phytonutrient, to help reduce the intensity of dark spots without affecting the surrounding area.