Why a Hand Care Routine Is as Important as a Skincare One
Our hands are exposed to many elements that can contribute to premature ageing. Both intrinsic factors such as chronological ageing and extrinsic factors such as sun exposure and frequent hand washing are responsible for ageing skin. As we get older, our skin begins to lose its ‘bounce’ as the level of collagen in the skin dissipates. This can leave the skin on our hands thin and both looking and feeling fragile.
With our hands on full display most of the time, changes in its appearance can be noticeable leaving many people wondering why they didn’t focus on hand care previously. Lynn Gray, Mavala’s Nail Expert says; “Start now. Anti-ageing moisturisers, serums and masks have always been an important part of people’s skincare regime, but it is surprising how many forget about their hands. Our hands shouldn’t be left uncared for. The skin on the back of our hands is much thinner than that of our face, which makes it more susceptible to premature aging. Therefore, just like the skin on our face, the skin on the back of our hands needs its own routine of care”.
The skin on our hands is much more prone to dryness. This is not simply due to external factors but because our hands have fewer sebaceous glands than the face. This means that there is not a constant supply of sebum to keep the skin hydrated. Therefore, our routine must incorporate products that will hydrate and protect the delicate skin on our hands. Lynn has recommended her Mavala hand care routine to ensure that the hands are given the TLC they deserve.
We are all washing our hands much more than before, so when using hand sanitiser we must ensure that it also protects as well as disinfects. Mava-Clear is a pocket-sized purifying gel making it easy to transport and carry with you. It’s hydro-alcoholic formula eliminates germs while the added lemon oil helps to combat any dryness that is often associated with hand sanitiser.
For Daily Care
Ensuring that you have a hand cream available throughout the day will ensure that you’re providing the skin with a hit of hydration. The Mavala Hand Cream has been specifically formulated for dry, damaged hands or for those who would simply like an extra bit of protection. Its formula expertly blends marine collagen, and allantoin which is well-known for its soothing properties to soften dry skin and prevent roughness and redness. The formulation is light which means quick absorption, leaving a non-sticky film to further protect the hands from daily aggressors.
For Overnight Protection
Utilising the time while we are asleep to treat our hands is important. Mavala’s Repairing Night Cream is an intense 30-day treatment packed full of active ingredients. The ingredients optimal concentration activates cell renewal while retaining moisture. The formulation contains hyaluronic acid and silk amino acids, moisturising allantoin and soothing shea butter for nourished and more supple hands. The cotton gloves have been specifically designed to wrap the hands after application to help the active ingredients penetrate effectively while you sleep.