How to Keep Your Hands Clean & Soft

You wouldn’t skip your facial cleanser, and you wouldn’t fathom giving your hair conditioner a miss - but when was the last time you truly gave your hands the attention they deserve?

From battling the washing-up to tackling that kettlebell class or flicking through the pages of your favorite book - your hands are put through the ringer week-in-week-out. Often, we can be left with dry, itchy and irritated hands. Or on the less extreme side, hands that are less soft than usual.

One thing is for sure: keeping your hands clean and soft should be at the top of your priority list. Let’s take a look at what causes dry hands, and how you can take care of yours.

What Causes Dry Hands?

Dry skin on the hands is a warning sign of a weakened skin barrier - also an uncomfortable, and at times painful, inconvenience. Let’s take a look at the culprits of dry hands – both in winter and all year round.

  1. The weather

In colder seasons, lower levels of humidity in the air can rob our skin of moisture – and this gets particularly felt by those body parts that are exposed to the elements. You guessed it: the face, and your hands.

  1. Heating and cooling systems

If blasting the heating on sounds blissful to you on chilly days, then be mindful: artificial heating ( and cooling) systems can further dry out your skin. Think of it as a double-drying combo, and it’s not anywhere near as nice as it sounds. 

  1. Dehydration

Just like your face and body, the skin on your hands needs H20. Do you drink enough water throughout the day? If not, then your skin – namely, your hands – might be suffering from dehydration, which results in dry patches. Similarly, a lack of sleep can make it difficult for your skin to retain moisture, so drink up, and sleep tight. 

  1. Water exposure

If proper hydration helps avoid dry hands, then surely water is a friend and not a foe? Incorrect. Very frequent hand washing strips your hands’ skin of its natural oils, which in turn reduces moisture. This becomes even worse if you wash your hands with very hot water instead of lukewarm – much gentler on our skin.

For all these reasons – and many more – making sure that you regularly take the best possible care of your hands is essential. Your next step? A regular hand care routine, to keep your hands clean, soft, and protected from the elements. 

How to take care of your hands

With so many causes to be conscious of, is it any surprise that our hands need a helping hand sometimes? We’ve broken down our go-to hand care routine into three simple steps to keep you on the right track. 

Step 1: Sanitize

It’s no surprise over recent years that hand sanitizers have become a staple in our daily lives. When you can’t wash your hands on the go, having a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse can give you the peace of mind you need to get on with your daily activities.

And if there was a prize for the best smelling hand sanitizer, we believe it would go straight to SABON’s Refresh Hand Sanitizer. With its subtle yet delicious Green Rose scent, and its powerful combination of cleansing and antibacterial ingredients, this is one luxury hand sanitizer that is hard to beat.

Step 2: Wash

Washing your hands frequently is a must, 365 days a year. This doesn't mean that you can’t make hand washing more indulgent – you just need to pick the right soap.

But not just any other soap – opt for a luxury hand soap like our Patchouli Lavender and Vanilla. The queen of every high-end hand wash routine, this soap takes great care of your dry hands and leaves them cleansed, hydrated, and gently fragranced.

Step 3: Hydrate

A luxury hand lotion is the best way to complete your daily hand care ritual. Available in gorgeous, decadent, and fresh scents such as Musk, Ginger Orange, Green Rose, Lavender Apple, White Tea, Rose Tea, Mango Kiwi, Delicate Jasmine, and our signature Patchouli Lavender Vanilla, SABON's hand creams deeply soothe, moisturize, and invigorate your hands, leaving them beautifully scented for hours.

Enjoy Soft, Smooth, Restored Hands with SABON

To enjoy beautiful, healthy hands every day of the year, you need your very own hand care routine. Let the power of SABON’s natural ingredients provide your hands with all the TLC that they need and deserve.

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