Step by Step Guide on Moisturizing & Caring for Your Hands

Step by Step Guide on Moisturizing & Caring for Your Hands

To protect yourself from coronavirus (Covid-19), you need to wash your hands regularly. But this protective measure might leave you with dry, cracked skin.

So what causes dry hands? And how can you care for your hands with natural ingredients from your own home? Following these few simple steps in your daily routine can keep your hands beautiful and moisturized all the time. Details are below:

Why does frequent hand washing and sanitizing cause dry, cracked skin?

  • Washing hands with water and soap for 20 seconds – time required to kill viruses and bacteria – removes naturally produced protective oils from your skin, making it prone to cracking, irritation and even eczema.
  • Using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to kill germs can be very drying and can cause irritation and cracked skin. Hand sanitizers are not recommended unless soap and water are not available.

Proper way to clean and moisturize your hands:

Hand care routine is a complete circle between cleaning, moisturizing and exfoliating. We recommend the following steps:

Step 1: Cleaning Hands

  • Wash your hands with moisturizing soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Pat dry your hands instead of rubbing, to avoid skin irritation and keep a tiny bit of moisture.
  • When soap and water are not available, use alcohol sanitizers then immediately apply NIVEA Hand Cream Intensive Care.
NIVEA Hand Cream Intensive Care

Step 2: Moisturizing Hands and Nails

Use the hand cream immediately after washing your hands to lock the moisture in your skin. Apply some of NIVEA Hand Cream Intensive Care which gives you an intensive moisturizing as it contains organic Almond Oil.

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NIVEA Hand Cream Intensive Care

Make sure nail care is part of your daily routine by applying NIVEA Soft Tube on your nails. Its light formula is rich in Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil and refreshes your skin, leaving you with an invigorating feeling and a skin that is soft and supple.

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NIVEA Soft Tube

Wash your hands before sleeping and immediately use a deep-moisturizing cream to give your skin enough time to get moisturized, nourished and repair itself while asleep. NIVEA Creme is the best hand cream. Enriched with Eucerit®, it provides the skin with the intensive protection and moisturizing it needs to stay invigorated.

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To get the best and deepest moisturizing for your hands at night, apply a generous amount of NIVEA Hand Cream Intensive Care or NIVEA Creme and wear cotton gloves all night and wake up with super soft and hydrated hands.

NIVEA hand cream intensive care or NIVEA Creme

Step 3: Hand Exfoliation

Exfoliate your hands whenever needed, two or twice a week, using mild exfoliants or natural components in your home such as:
  • Sugar to exfoliate your hands: mix a cup of coarse sugar with half a cup of natural olive oil, add in 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and keep the mixture in a glass jar.
    Take a spoonful of this natural sugar exfoliant, massage your hands for one minute in circular motion, then rinse your hands with warm water and apply a nurturing cream. The sugar will remove dead skin and boost blood flow, while olive oil will moisturize and nourish your skin and leave it soft and supple.

  • Ground coffee beans: mix half a cup of finely ground coffee so that it is not harsh on your skin, with half a cup of brown sugar, and half a cup of coconut oil, and you can add your favorite perfume to the mixture. Keep the mixture in a clean jar.
    Apply a generous amount of coffee scrub on your hands and massage in gentle circular motions without pressure for a minute, wait for another 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water to allow coconut oil to nourish your skin, and don't forget to moisturize your skin immediately with NIVEA Creme.
Hand Exfoliation

Follow the hands washing and moisturizing routine, and use NIVEA creams to enjoy clean, nourished and healthy hands at all times.

Nivea Hand Care