HOW TO TACKLE DRY HANDS

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YOUR 4 STEP HAND CARE ROUTINE

Washing your hands throughout the day can lead to dry and cracked hands, as water tends to dehydrate the skin and leaves it dry and exposed to the environment. Using anti-bacterial gels frequently can also dehydrate the skin as they contain alcohol. Shea butter’s biggest benefit is that it deeply nourishes and protects the skin. Keep your hands maintained by following our 4-step routine to keep them soft and moisturised!

Hand Care Tips

Leave a hand cream in the bathroom next to your hand wash and get yourself into a routine. Apply this right after washing your hands everytime!
 
For people with really dry and cracked hands, the Shea Intense Hand Balm is the best cream. You can apply a thick layer of the cream (or any of our hand creams) and put gloves on before bed, this will act as a overnight mask for your hands. 
 
Also, to help repair hands you can use Petit Remedy which includes ingredients like Shea Butter, Lavender, Arnica and Immortelle which are protecting and repairing. Apply some throughout the day on targeted areas on your cracked hands, if you need quick relief.

STEP 1

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CLEANSE

Cleansing your hands is the first essential step in your hand beauty ritual, but it also involves an enemy we tend to forget: water!

Every time you wash your hands, make sure you dry them thoroughly, so the water doesn't dry out your skin. To prevent your hands from drying out, avoid using products with a drying effect, such as hydroalcoholic products. Instead, choose soaps with gentle formulas, like the RosemaryShea Hand Soap, it contains 5% shea butter for added softness. 

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STEP 2

SCRUB

Your body and face love a good scrub - but your hands need exfoliation too. Once or twice a week, use an exfoliator that's designed for the hands and gentle on the skin, to eliminate dead skin cells and leave your hands ready to soak up all the benefits of a moisturising cream...

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STEP 3

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NOURISH

So what's the ultimate secret to beautiful hands? Hydration, hydration, hydration. Your hand cream should be your faithful companion, ready to be applied whenever needed, to help maintain the hydrolipidic film that naturally protects your skin. It has to nourish, moisturise and protect.

An effective hand cream contains fatty substances and moisturising agents, such as shea butter, as well as antioxidants, such as Vitamin E. This moisturising blend lies behind the success of the Shea Butter Hand Cream, which has been L'OCCITANE's top best seller for over 20 years. Squeeze out a generous amount of cream and gentely massage into your hands, nails and cuticles. 

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STEP 4

TREAT

Another secret to beautiful hands is strong, well-looked-after nails and protected cuticles. Your cuticles are at the base of your nails and they play a protective role - so it's important to look after them.

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WHY SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is a multi-talented ingredient that protects and nourishes your skin so well, it’s no wonder Burkinabé women call Shea “the tree of life”. Our range has high a Shea content, which soothes and softens your skin, while also strengthening your skin’s natural barrier to protect against dryness.
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