If you are anything like me, you would have been washing your hands every five minutes lately (okay, not every five minutes, but a lot), and using a lot of hand sanitiser – as most shops now ask you to sanitise your hands prior to entering. My hands are in an absolute state: Dry and cracked.
Repeated use of soaps, detergents and alcohol-gel can leave the skin feeling dry, cracked and sore.
By stripping the proteins and natural oils from the epidermis, skin barrier function becomes compromised and can lead to contact dermatitis and other irritations. For individuals with pre-existing skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, excessive hand sanitisation can exacerbate symptoms and prevent the proliferation of new, healthy skin cells.
Advocates for ethical and sustainable living, artisan skincare brand, Herbs & Heart has released its After-Sanitiser Overnight Hand Mask as an effective treatment for over-cleansed and under-nourished hands.
I’m not going to lie, I did think this was a great selling point, and a bit of a gimmick – UNTIL I tried it. WOW.
This mask is 10 times richer than a hand lotion, this creamy, emulsifying mask repairs skin while you sleep. Designed for evening use, the rich balm encapsulates hands in a hydrating and nourishing cocoon; providing overnight relief for severely dry and damaged skin.
I can confirm, my hands not only felt incredible, but looked the best they have in a long time.
Naturally formulated with mango butter and hemp seed oil, the mask contains a powerful combination of vitamins A, C and E, including omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9, to restore optimal hand hydration and skin surface lipid function.
Manufactured in Australia with locally sourced ingredients, the natural and cruelty-free After-Sanitiser Overnight Hand Mask retails for $24 RRP and is available nationwide here.
I definitely recommend it.