HOW TO TACKLE DRY HANDS

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.

STEP 1

Cleanse your hands

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 Lavender Shea Hand Soap, it contains 5% shea butter for added softness. 
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STEP 2

Scrub your hands

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.

The Shea One-Minute Hand Scrub contains 10% Shea Butter, sweet Almond and Grapeseed Oils - rich in Vitamin E - as well as essential fatty acids, to help nourish and soften hands in just one minute.

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STEP 3

Nourish your hands

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. 

STEP 4

Treat your hands

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.

The Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil nourishes and softens cuticles, for stronger, shinier nails. It's important to feed your nails too. To keep them really healthy, make sure you eat foods rich in biotin, such as pulses, soybeans and almonds.

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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 working hands, or dry cracked hands, the Shea Intense Hand Balm is the best hand lotion. You can apply a thick layer of the cream and put gloves on before bed, this will act as a overnight mask for your hands. 
  • To soothe sensitive or irritated hands you can use Petit Remedy which includes ingredients like Shea Butter, Lavender, Arnica and Immortelle that protect and repair. Apply some throughout the day on targeted areas if you need quick relief.

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS

It’s one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. And if you’re like us, you’ve probably been doing it wrong. We asked the experts how to wash our hands and any extra tips and tricks they had to share with us. 
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THE WOMEN OF BURKINA FASO

Since the 1980s, we've built up a joint development partnership and close supportive relationship with the women shea butter producers of Burkino Faso.
The women of Burkino Faso face very hot weather conditions and suffer themselves with dry skin due to the heat, they also use shea butter products to help protect, nourish and repair the skin.

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