You might think that the summer season is all about being carefree, letting go, and enjoying the water. But before you put on that beach hat and change into one of those gorgeous summer dresses, there’s something important you need to consider.
How about you follow some hand treatment tips to take care of your skin? Knowing that your hands are well-protected will make you enjoy the summer even more.
Use a Hand Cream
If you are looking for a dry hand treatment, then consider carrying a hand cream with you at all times. Hand creams will make your hands softer, smoother and will act as the best treatment for dry skin.
By using hand cream regularly, alongside hand wash, you will boost your skin elasticity, pigmentation, and reduce the chances of cracking.
Apply a Heavy-Duty Moisturiser
An intensive hand moisturiser is one of the most needed summer essentials that most people skip. Don’t be lazy and take some time to invest in a hand care lotion that penetrates the skin properly and keeps it moisturised.
Using a hand moisturiser every day should be a part of every healthy hand hygiene routine and will reduce microbial shedding from the skin.
Don’t Forget Sun Protection
As soon as the summer arrives, we tend to spend most of our time outdoors, which means that your hands and body will be exposed to the sun’s harsh rays. At such a time, sun protection for hands will shield your skin from the sun, prevent spots and wrinkles, and prevent your skin from sunburn. Moreover, it will help maintain even colour tones on your hands and act as a barrier against skin concerns.
Keep Yourself Well-Hydrated
Were you aware that if you want youthful and glowing skin, it is vital that you eat and drink healthy and use the appropriate products? If you aren’t taking good care of yourself and drinking enough water, then lotions and creams alone won’t make much of a difference.
Increase your liquid intake during summers and opt for healthier drink choices. Include seasonal fruits like fresh lemon, orange, or watermelon juice in your everyday diet.
Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturise, Repeat
Take out 10 minutes from your everyday schedule to pamper your hands in the summertime and gently cleanse your skin to clean your pores. Cleansing and exfoliating will help freshen up the skin and remove any sweat, chlorine, sand, and debris. Keep your skin hydrated to reduce any inflammation or redness caused by spending a day on the beach or in the direct sunlight.
What Should we Look for in Sunscreen
One of the most important things that you should check in sunscreen is the SPF rating. The rating indicates that how much protection the sunscreen offers against UVB rays and sunburn. For example, an SPF-15 blocks 93% UVB rays while an SPF-50 blocks 98%.
Moreover, also consider your skin type before purchasing sunscreen. Read the key ingredients of your sunscreen and focus on the broad spectrum that includes protection against UVA and UVB.
How Can I Protect my Children’s Skin in the Summer?
When it comes to skin safety, most children are careless and do not pay attention to their skin. This means that care givers have to go the extra mile to ensure they do not have excessive exposure to the sun. Invest in sun-protected clothing, ask your children to stay in the shade when they can, and encourage the use of sunscreen by informing them of the benefits.
When Should you See a Dermatologist?
Visiting a dermatologist depends on multiple factors, especially your family history and genetics. If you know of skin-related issues in your family, then it is wise to pay a visit to dermatologists regularly.
Furthermore, if you spot any moles, freckles, or acne that keeps on worsening, then you should also pay a visit. There is no specified time when you can visit a dermatologist as it depends on your requirements.
You can also consult a dermatologist when using new skin-related products or trying out a different skin routine. Particulary for those with extremely sensitive skin, This way, you will be aware of any side effects of a product before it is too late.
Our Round-up of the Best Moisturisers to Use this Summer
Here at the Somerset Toiletry Co., we are incredibly delighted to share our wide range of moisturisers all containing fantastic fragrances. Our Naturally European Hand is adored by our customers and have so far received amazing reviews online.
We also sell a range of beautiful hand care collections that include moisturisers well-suited to the summer season. Our gifts sets include all the summer essentials that you could ask for and offer fabulous gifts for loved ones.
What else are you waiting for? Go and get your hands on one of our scented lotions and moisturisers so that you can layer up and have a fantastic summer!