In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19), almost everyone has been sanitizing their hands more often. While this is good practice, sanitizers can ruin the skin on your hands in the long run due to the alcohol in it.
Alcohol dries up the skin, stripping away the skin’s natural oils which cause dehydrated cells. This damages the skin and leaves it irritated, chapped and painful.
This disrupts the natural barrier over time and reduces the skin’s ability to protect itself. Dry and damaged skin will accelerate the appearance of ageing and can bed bacteria and infections, which defeats the purpose of sanitizing.
Sanitizing does get rid of bacteria but it is important to moisturize after so the skin will not dry up and get damaged. Moisturizing your hands with creams, lotions or oils will seal in the moisture and replenish the skin.
Hand creams like HYSSES’ Ginger Peppermint and Neroli Lemongrass Hand Creams are fast-absorbing, easy to apply and lightweight. But the best thing about it is that it contains healing and moisturizing properties!
Ginger Peppermint Hand Cream
Neroli Lemongrass Hand Cream
The hand creams contain hero ingredients like Cucumber, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil, which provides extreme moisture. It also contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties which are good to combat skin irritation, thanks to the Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary, Neroli, and Lemongrass.
If you do not have hand creams, body oils or body lotions are great substitutes! They aid in sealing the moisture after sanitizing, just as well as hand creams. One perk of using body moisturizing products is that it is multi-purpose.
It can be used as hand cream or applied to the body after a shower to moisturize dry skin. For people with bathtubs, you can put a few drops of body oil into the tub and soak in it to get super soft and moisturized skin when you get out of the shower!
Like the hand creams, HYSSES’ body oils and lotions contain hero ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil, which possesses moisturizing and emollient properties.
The Lavender Hinoki Body Oil and Lotion also contain healing and anti-bacterial properties due to the presence of Rosemary, Marigold, and Patchouli.
Lavender Hinoki Body Oil
Lavender Hinoki Body Lotion
If you are panicking because you have not been moisturizing, fear not! You can get your hands on our products at our retail outlets or eStore!
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