Hand Sanitizer Aging Your Hands?

For the past few years, we’ve been told to use hand sanitizer 24/7 which is great in protecting yourself from germs but not so great for your skin. The alcohols in hand sanitizer can drastically dry your skin tissue and potentially trigger cell dehydration. Unfortunately, dry skin tends to appears more aged than hydrated skin.

I don’t think there’s an issue when our hands are aging at the same pace as our body, after all there is such a thing as aging gracefully that we all should embrace at some point in time. But when our hands are aging due to something as minor as hand sanitizer, we have to add something else to our routine to balance that out.

Below are tips and products that will make sure you don’t have to choose between super clean hands or beautiful skin.

 

1. Switch to a moisturizing sanitizer

La Roche-Posay Alcohol Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer
This non-drying hand sanitizer, formulated with pure grade alcohol & hydrating glycerin, feels gentle on skin and helps to cleanse hands.

Can be found on their website for $9.

 

Biossance Squalane + 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer
A luxurious cream-gel that protects hands by killing 99.9 percent of common germs and bacteria.

Can be bought at Sephora for $10.

 

Noshinku Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
An organic, hydrating hand sanitizer blended with 70% alcohol derived from organic sugarcane. This sanitizer comes in three different scents and is also available in a trio pack if you’d like to buy multiple.

Available at Nordstrom for $10.

 

 

 

2. Switch your hand soaps at home

Jergens Extra Moisturizing Hand Wash
Relieves dryness with a unique pH-balanced formula of soothing moisturizers while completely removing dirt and germs.

Can be found at Target for $3.

 

Dove Coconut Water & Almond Milk Foaming Liquid Hand Wash Soap
This hand wash contains a combination of five skin nutrients and moisturizers that work with skin to maintain and create softness.

Can be found at Target or Walgreens for $4

 

Soapbox Moisture Liquid Hand Soap
Provides deep hydration to the skin with vitamin E, vitamin K, and fatty acids while leaving your hands fresh, clean, and lightly scented.

Can be found at Target for $12 (comes in a pack of 3).

 

3. Upgrade your hand cream, ASAP

Gold Bond Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream
Nourishes and repairs dry hands by adding a protective layer of moisture to restore smooth, healthy-looking skin. This non greasy cream penetrates 10 surface layers of skin with intensive moisturizers containing vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Available at Target for $4

 

L’Occitan Shea Butter Hand Cream
Contains coconut oil, honey, marshmallow root extract and 20% shea butter to deliver supreme softness.

Available at Ulta and Sephora for $12

 

The Chemistry Brand Hand Chemistry
Provides intense moisture, while working to target signs of hand aging such as firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, and smoothness. I’d honestly recommend this one out of all others because on top of making sure your hands feel good, it makes sure they look good.

Available online only for $20

 

 

 

4. Don’t forget those cuticles

CND Essentials Solar Oil Care Pen
Moisturizes and conditions the nails and cuticles with Vitamin E and light oils

Available at Ulta for $13

 

L’Occitane Shea Nail And Cuticle Oil
Softens your cuticles and strengthens your nails with a quick absorbing oil pen. Their formula contains 30% shea oil to give a deep condition.

Available at Sephora for $19.50

 

tenoverten The Rose Oil Nourishing Cuticle Oil
Contains essential oils to hydrate nails and cuticles. This non greasy formula also promotes nail growth!

Available at Target for $26

 

 

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