Put Your Best Hand Forward

jane iredale’s top tips in hand care

In an ideal world, a weekly trip to your local manicurist would be heaven for your hands, but we know for most of us that is not an option. So what changes could you make to extend the youthfulness of your hands? And why should we all be paying a little more attention to the condition of our hands daily?

Your hands, being one of the most used parts of your body, are a tell tale sign of your age. They absolutely need regular nourishment if you desire to keep them in shape and looking youthful for years to come. Taking care of them should be part of your daily skin care routine, the same way you care for the skin on your face and décolletage!

We know our hands are constantly exposed to UV radiation and stripped bare every time we bath them in soap and water, let alone the kitchen sink and laundry. Here are our top tips to help you put your best hand forward.

Moisturise often

The simplest way to keep hands looking lovely is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. All day, every day! Simply carry a nourishing hand cream like our new HANDDRINK™ Hand Cream in your bag, wherever you go. Keep one in the car, one next to your kitchen sink and one at your bedside. Healthy hands are hydrated hands and using a treatment based hand cream with luxurious ingredients and SPF can make a huge difference to their overall appearance. jane iredale HandDrink Hand Cream is filled with ingredients that benefit your skin, including Vitamin E and green tea extract, which help to nourish tired skin, replenish moisture that may be lost throughout the day and protect.

Drink more water

Good skin starts from the inside and there’s no exception when it comes to our hands. Hands are often the first place to show signs of dehydration and although using a moisturising hand cream can work wonders topically, it’s also essential to hydrate from within. Try increasing your intake of water each day and your whole body will thank you for it. There’s a reason why we call it HandDrink!

Sunscreen is key

We all know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays but as the summer weather starts to fade, so too does our focus on sun protection and many of us can turn a blind eye to the damaging effects of UV rays, especially when the weather is overcast. We can sometimes forget our hands when it comes to applying sunscreen but it’s important to remember that cooler days can still come with high UV readings, which are responsible for ageing skin and producing unwanted dark spots. Just as you would use a moisturiser with SPF to protect your face, protecting your hands is imperative, and our HandDrink Hand Cream features broad spectrum UV protection to prevent future damage from the sun. It’s also perfect for those fond of manicures that require a UV lamp to dry/set your product – just apply a pea sized amount of the hand cream before heading in

to the salon to lock in moisture and protect your fingers from UV lamps.

Combat age spots

Pigmentation and dark spots on your hands can be hard to avoid but remember age spots don’t have to be forever! Opt for moisturisers that incorporate key ingredients known for their high antioxidant properties as these can help protect against the signs of ageing and work to balance and even skin tone. jane iredale’s HandDrink has a unique formula, which utilises fruit extracts like apple and grapefruit to help even and brighten skin tone, and bitter orange extract, which helps fade those pesky brown spots and increases skin’s luminosity.

File and buff

Shiny, neat nails are just as important as healthy skin, so make sure you are dedicating some time to your fingernails if you choose to go bare. Complete your hand care routine and complement your newfound glowing skin with gorgeously buffed nails. Buffing encourages cell turnover and works to soften ridges, which become more prevalent as we age and the body starts to produce less keratin.

When it comes to your hands a little maintenance and care can go a long way so remember to hydrate, both inside and out, and care for your hands in the same way you would care for your face.

Get results with jane iredale’s HandDrink and indulge your hands in a luxurious sip of hydrating protection anywhere, anytime!

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