Hand It to You: Get Softer, Smoother, Younger-Looking Hands
Hands are suddenly a target to figure out how old you are– or how much damage your skin has had– because no matter what you have done for your facial skincare, most people didn’t look at their hands as a mirror of their age. (Remember my other post about the super-duper anti-aging hand products, Hand Perfection? This is the less-expensive level and slower in effectiveness product level)
Here’s a round-up of some less expensive products you can find at drugstores (CVS, Rite-Aid) , mass merchants like Target/Walmart/Kmart as well as amazon.com and other online beauty sites.
These are products that are great to take on vacation or buy several for faster, less expensive at-home manicures or as a part of a gift basket for Mother’s Day, graduation, bridal, birthdays or baby showers. Some would be/could be used by men too. With these products, I found that they are great to have around in the shower to do some general exfoliation to make hands and feet smoother, softer and look better in sandals.
Lamas Spa Sensuals has 2 products in the line and it contains certifed organic botanicals and is vegan. It’s heavenly and you see results fast!
Lamas Hand Scrub
Hand Spa Treatment Program
Scoop a small amount of scrub into palm of hand. Rub lightly over tops of hands for 10 seconds each to remove dull, dead skin cells. Rinse lightly (in other words don’t wash away all the great conditioning treatment on your hands). Pat dry.
Follow with Spa Sensuals Hand Cream
.INGREDIENTS:Epsom Salt, Safflower Oil, Fine Salt, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclomethicone, Silica, Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Linoleic Acid & Glycine Soja Sterols, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Caprylyl Glycol, Phospholipids (Liposomes), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil.
VEGAN No animal testing or ingredients
Lamas Spa Sensuals Hand Cream
Part 2 of the 2 step program partnered with the Hand Scrub, this is a crucial product because it provides 24 hour moisturization Apply it after using the scrub and your hands will feel softer and smoother. Use it regularly (particularly at night with gloves or mittens) and your hands will look markedly better.
* tip.. works really well on feet too but you can only use it at night and note that feet might be slippery.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand
From the amazing line of La Roche-Posay, known all over Europe as a go-to line for effective skincare is this very affordable and rich treatment for hands. It’s non-greasy and sinks in quickly and provides a water-resistant barrier and helps improve lipid balance. However be aware it’s got parabens in it too. $13.50 approximately.
Aqua(Water), Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Steareth-10, Parrafinum Liquidum(Mineral Oil), Dimethicone, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Myristic Acid, Isobutylparaben, Triclosan, Methylparaben, Phenoxythanol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Parfum(Fragrance).
From the supermarket or the drugstore, you can find this array of products from Freeman that will work miracles on your wallet as well as help out feet, hands, elbows and knees. There are four products I am aware of– but I know there are more, I just didn’t try them or see them>
Bare Hands — a manicure in a tube that is part scrub, part soothing re-hydrating treatment
A rich and reviving exfoliating sugar scrub eliminates rough patches and dry skin on hands, elbows and cuticles. The tangerine and basil work to sooth and improve skin texture while natural oils hydrate and nourish leaving hands buttery soft and smooth. Perfect for use between salon visits or as an in-home manicure system. Works well on feet, wrists, elbows and knees too.
To promote healthy nail growth massage around finger tips and nail base to remove excess cuticles.
Super-rich, luxe balm re-hydrates dry, chapped skin instantly. The Hand Renewal brightening blam is enriched with white tea leaf and licorice extract to help brighten and combat the signs of aging. Shea butter and safflower seed oil improve skin elasticity, tone and hydration. .Hands feel silky soft and smooth. Great when hands feel weather-beaten or for an at-home manicure system.
Grapefruit & Honeysuckle Pore-Minimizing SKIN FIRMING HAND LOTION is enriched with extracts of grapefruit and honeysuckle with a moisturizing, non-greasy lotion absorbs quickly and smoothes fine lines, noticeably improving skin tone and texture.
Cucumber & Water Lily Deep hydrating HAND & ELBOW BUTTER
This is thick, rich cream, with botanical extracts of cucumber and water lily, provides concentrated hydration and seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth.
These products are really affordable at less than $4 each. However be aware there are parabens in them. These are not organic but they do have botanicals.
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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