Love your hands

Love your hands

Published by Jen Min Tan on 1st Sep 2020

Think about how much time you spend on skin care for your face. Now think about how much time you spend on your hands. Your hands and nails need the same amount of love you regularly give on your hands. Your hands also endure sun exposure, stress and dirt as you constantly use them everyday. But the skin on your hands is different from your facial skin. Your palm lacks sebaceous glands, which makes it difficult to maintain moisture. Flip it and you will notice that the skin on the back of your hand is thin and sensitive, making it prone to aging. This is why they need a care routine as much as your face does, maybe even more so! In this article we will be providing you some simple hand care tips and products to give your hands some much needed attention.

Keeping Your Hands Clean

Wash your hands with a moisturizing hand soap. It is important to keep your hands clean, but using an antibacterial hand soap can dry out your skin. Instead, wash your hands with a moisturizing soap that contains hydrating ingredients, such as Shea Butter, Olive Oil, or Aloe Vera to avoid stripping the natural oils from your skin. When you wash your hands avoid using hot water which can also dry out your skin. Wash with lukewarm or normal temperature water.

Here are some of our recommendations for moisturizing hand wash.

Archipelago Milk Hand Wash

If you have sensitive skin and are looking for an effective and gentle hand wash, then Archipelago Milk Hand Wash is the perfect soap to keep your hands looking healthy and clean. Dried milk solids and natural soy, oat and rice proteins will keep your hands looking healthy and moist. Its smooth texture and amazing clean fragrance will be perfect for the kitchen or bathroom.

Archipelago Morning Mint Hand Wash

This is one of our best sellers! Get clean with the refreshing Archipelago Morning Mint Hand Wash. Blended with mint extracts and essential oils powerful ingredients that naturally awaken and stimulate the senses. This is one hand wash that will not disappoint and be a staple product in your family. With amazing notes of citrus and mint fragrance, there is no better way to start the day!

Archipelago Lavender Hand Wash

For fans of lavender this Archipelago Lavender Hand Wash is one not to be missed. Its gentle hand wash formulation removes dirt and toxins without the drying effects of regular soaps. Five essential oils of Lavender, Bergamot, Orange, Lemon and Eucalyptus are carefully hand selected and blended to enhance the therapeutic benefits of Lavender. The result is a truly amazing, everyday fragrance.

Archipelago Charcoal Rose Hand Wash

Check out our latest addition Archipelago Charcoal Rose Hand Wash. Experience the cleansing benefits of activated charcoal, embrace your skin in a rich lather, scented with the fragrance of subtle charcoal and fresh roses. The delicate hand wash formula gently removes dirt and toxins from the skin while cleansing to leave the skin fresh and revitalised.

All our hand wash are paraben and sulphate free. They are gentle enough for daily use.

Moisturizing Your Hands

Apply hand cream regularly. To ensure that your hands stay soft, you should use a hand cream several times a day. Look for a hand cream that contains emollient ingredients. such as Glycerin, Shea Butter and Natural Oils. Massage the cream in after you wash your hands and before you sleep at night. If your hands feel dry at any point during the day, reapply then as well. If you are worried about your hands being greasy, look for a hand cream that is designed to be fast absorbing. It will sink into your skin quickly without leaving any residue behind.

These are some of our best hand creams recommendations.

Archipelago Botanico De Havana Hand Cream

Designed with 1940's Havana in mind, Archipelago Havana Hand Cream employs natural beauty ingredients to give it the distinct scent that makes it so popular. This thick and luxurious hand cream is blended with natural ingredients straight from the islands, such as Jojoba Esters and extracts of Sugar Cane. This blend is rich in Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Alpha Hydroxy Acid provide immediate relief to rough, dry and irritated skin without leaving your hands with an oily or greasy feel.

Archipelago Morning Mint Hand Cream

Our best selling Archipelago Morning Mint Hand Cream is popular not only with the ladies but also the gentlemen. Natural notes of Wild Mint and Mandarine Orange give their Mint Hand Cream a refreshing scent. Earthy notes of Fresh Basil and Tea Leaves add a subtle layer to this non greasy, award winning hand cream. Luxuriously thick and long lasting, this is the perfect solution for dry skin and chapped hands.

Archipelago Soy Milk Hand Cream

Soy extract is the primary ingredient in the Archipelago Soy Milk Hand Cream. The Proteins, Amino Acids and Lipids in this high powered bean allow for hydration and skin regeneration. Blended with dried milk solids to keep hands looking and feeling soft and supple. Natural Jojoba Esters and other premium ingredients are added to allow the cream to go smoothly, without the greasy feel. The final result is a distinctive cream that you will love the first time it's applied. With its subtle scent it is popular with those who prefer little to no fragrance.

Archipelago Lavender Hand Cream

An all time favourite among Lavender fans this Archipelago Lavender Hand Cream is a thick and luxurious cream containing five essential oils - Lavender, Bergamot, Orange, Lemon and Eucalyptus. They are carefully hand selected and blended to enhance their therapeutic and olfactory benefits. This cream contains Jojoba Esters and glides on smoothly, leaving skin hydrated and soft!

Archipelago Charcoal Rose Hand Cream

With its enticing fragrance blend of subtle charcoal and fresh roses the Archipelago Charcoal Rose Hand Cream glides on smoothly leaving the skin feeling hydrated and soft. It never leaves a greasy feel and with its subtle and distinct scent of fresh roses your hands will feel pampered throughout the day!

S, Parabens, Phthalates, Synthetic Colour, Mineral Oil or Animal Fats. Made with the combination of Olive Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. You will be able to select one which meets your needs. In a handy 100ml tube it is small enough for you to pop into your handbag and bring it along with you when you are busy running errands keeping your hands well moisturized whenever you need.

Lole's Hand & Body Lotion

Check out our range of Lole's Hand & Body Lotion for an effective, light weight and all natural ingredients hand lotion for everyday use. Lole's Lavender & Olive Oil, Lole's Apricot & Almond and Lole's Shea Butter Hand & Body Lotion. Formulated with 93% natural ingredients, Lole's Hand & Body Lotion is free from SL

Lole's Hand & Body Lotion

Check out our range of Lole's Hand & Body Lotion for an effective, light weight and all natural ingredients hand lotion for everyday use. Lole's Lavender & Olive Oil, Lole's Apricot & Almond and Lole's Shea Butter Hand & Body Lotion. Formulated with 93% natural ingredients, Lole's Hand & Body Lotion is free from SL

Cuticle Care

While You should rub your hand cream over your nails to keep them moisturized, it's also important to target your cuticles directly with more intensive treatment. To keep your cuticles healthy, apply a Vitamin E oil or OPI Cuticle Oil to the skin around your nails each night. That will help prevent the skin from becoming cracked and painful. You should take the time to moisturize your nails and cuticles. Whether or not you get regular manicures neglecting your cuticles can lead to painful hangnails!

Nails Care

If you have weak, brittle and damaged nails then you might need to consider using a nail strengthener like the OPI Nail Envy Original Nail Strengthener. Thanks to added Calcium and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein formula, this nail treatment will get your nails stronger, harder and longer than ever before. You can use the OPI Nail Envy Strengthener as a stand alone treatment or as a base coat if you use a nail polish.

How The Glove Treatment Can Help Your Skin

Because the essential moisturizing properties of lotions and creams depend on blocking the evaporation of water from the skin's surface, skin will feel softer, moister and more supple for a limited amount of time after its application. However, the oily barrier eventually dissipates allowing the water from the skin's surface to evaporate and the skin dries again. If you apply a lavish amount of any best cream choices to your hands and then encase them in cotton gloves for overnight, the oils have more time to soak deep into the surface of the skin without evapouration, helping to lock in essential water to more thoroughly hydrate the cells on the skin's surface. This is especially beneficial in air condition rooms when the cold air draws more moisture out of the skin's surface, often leaving them dry, chapped and rough.

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