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Hand Moisturizer

Hand Moisturizer

What it is and what it is for?


The hand cream serves to moisturize, repair the damage caused by external agents and protect the skin of this region, including sun damage. This type of product is of fundamental importance for people who want to have beautiful and hydrated hands.
The product is suitable for all people, but, according to dermatologists, those who have more contact with chemical agents and detergents, must take extra care with their hands.


What are the most used ingredients and their function?


Water is the main component of this type of cream. Oils and water are emulsified in the formulas, and the water evaporates when applied to the skin.
Occlusive substances are very controversial since they are derived from oil. Its function is to create a film to prevent the skin from losing moisture.
Humectant substances help to retain moisture in the skin. The most common is glycerin, but the use of honey or urea is also frequent.
The emollient substances make the skin soft to the touch when the cream is applied, in addition to bringing extra hydration that is ideal for more mature or very dry skin.
The most common vitamins in hand creams are A, C and E. In addition to moisturizing, they smooth scars and stimulate collagen production.
Hyaluronic acid or lactic acid is also commonly used. Its function is to prevent loss of skin hydration and maintain flexibility.


Which types exist and what are their differences?


There are creams whose formulas may not be suitable for all skin types, so it is important to understand the different types of cream.
Abeille Royale Soft Hands Hygiene Gel by Guerlain is a gel concentrated in honey that cleans hands while preserving their hydration.
Sisleya L’Integral Anti Âge Mains by Sisley is a cream that produces a true anti-aging action (wrinkles, spots, loss of firmness and dryness), which protects the hands and rejuvenates them.
Hand Cream by D’Aveia is a cream that promotes a moisturizing and soothing action on the skin of the hands. With active substances that act synergistically in the regeneration of the skin, preventing the appearance of cracks and fissures.


What is the most used packaging format and what are the most frequent sizes?


Hand creams usually exist in tubes and jars and sizes range from 10ml to 300ml.


What to take into account when choosing a hand moisturizer?


This is a type of product for daily use and it should be suitable for each type of skin, whether it is mixed or oily, they must be hydrated, that is, it is not by producing oil that the skin does not need hydration, on the contrary. It is even possible for an oily skin to be dry. The trick is to use a more fluid and less fat moisturizer; that is, in the case of dry skin, they should prefer richer and fatter textures. This type of creams will help the skin barrier to be more protected and more hydrated.


What are the recommendations for use and tips?


The ideal is to apply twice a day, for example, in the morning, as soon as we wake up, and at night, before going to bed.


What are the pros and cons of using a hand moisturizer?


The hand cream improves the condition of the skin, since it is effectively hydrated, but we must also take into account the disadvantages.
In certain cases, it will be important to check the composition of the product and make sure that none of them could be harmful to the skin.
On the other hand, depending on the purpose of the care, it can bring numerous benefits, such as: it protects and deeply moisturizes the skin and repairs skin damage.



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