I don’t know about you, but when the temperature drops my hands start looking and feeling like an exfoliating shower gloves (anyone for a good body scrub?) and this is definitely high time to reach for a hand cream and slather it on a few times a day, ideally after each hand wash. After few days of such regime my hands are ultra soft and smooth. At home I also use natural hand washes and I’ve seen some major difference on how my hands look even when I forget to put hand cream afterwards. Now, I have some favourites when it comes to hand washes too but today it’s all about hand creams so let’s get on with it, shall we?
First up is Weleda Skin Food, my all-time favourite that can be used basically on any dry areas of your body. I love to use it both on my hands and feet. It contains lanolin and beeswax, so I know it’s not ideal for some people, especially vegans. However, if you’re okay with it I highly recommend it. It’s also Adele’s favourite! Texture wise, it’s very rich but doesn’t leave overly oily residue. It has this very pleasant citrus scent that isn’t overpowering at all, it’s actually really uplifting.
Next, B Skincare Beeswax Hand & Foot Cream that was very kindly sent to me by Chris. What I love about it is that it’s handmade and has simple ingredients. Leaves your hands and feet ultra soft and protected, thanks to beeswax and glycerin, without any greasy residue, so it’s great to have at your desk. It has a very delicate floral scent thanks to ylang ylang essential oil. I love the jar it comes in too.
Last, but not least Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream. Little and lightweight tube makes it a perfect cream to carry around in your bag. It contains honey, which is known to soothe irritated and dry skin, and Brazil nut seed oil. Very light texture and delicious scent of orange that takes you straight back to warm, sunny days. Also, 5% of each purchase goes to bee lovely projects to Help Save the Bees. How amazing is that? Beauty with a great cause.
Ahh, time for a walk. My hands are ready to brave this crisp, autumn air.