If you are not using a hand cream, start now!

Do you also have a tube of hand cream in your bag (always)? I do! My favorite is Fruit Emotions dragon fruit-white tea. Our hand are doing so much for us. They are our ‘tools’ and allow us to carry out all kind of daily tasks at home and at work. They are exposed to water, different temperatures, chemicals in the kitchen and garden etc. Hand can easily become dry, cracked and painful (women and men!). But be honest: we don’t wash our face without applying a moisturizer, so why are we not doing the same for our hands by applying a hand cream? I think, we all neglect our hands, leaving them defenceless to the environment and in poor condition.


Your hands show your age

I have been thinking about my specific reasons why I carry a hand cream in my hand bag and why I invest in a good hand cream that will treat and nourish my hands and –important- leaving them silky soft and supple.

Do you know that one of the first signs of ageing is your hands? The skin on your hands is quite different form the skin on the rest of your body. Also note that the skin on the back on our hands is also much thinner than the skin of our palms (which is much thicker) and has less sebaceous glands, meaning it can become dry very quickly.


Why I always carry a hand cream with me

Important for me, is that my hand cream is easily absorbed by my skin and does not leave my hands greasy and wet. Other advantages of a good a hand cream like my Fruit Emotions dragon fruit-white tea are:

* softer hands: the ingredient glycerin moisturizes and makes hands feel soft and supple

* repaired damaged skin: the ingredient panthenol helps restore the protective skin barrier

* stronger nails and cuticles thanks to the ingredient keratin

* less stress by giving yourself a mini hand massage daily with your eyes closed!


My advice: after applying the hand cream, I sometimes put on a pair of gloves for an intensive treatment. It might look odd, but after 15 minutes you will feel the result: soft hands that smell wonderful!

About the author:

Ilonka is working as Marketing Manager at Holland Beauty Concepts and loves "treating her senses" with cosmetics and wonderful innovative bodycare products. She also enjoys running, philosophy and reading.

If you are not using a hand cream, start now!