Hand care routine for seniors and over 60s

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Even though our hands are the most used part of our bodies, they are always the most neglected when it comes to daily skincare. As we get older, the signs of aging such as wrinkles, noticeable dryness, irritation or dark spots present themselves

The best way to prevent your hands from aging, is ensuring that you have an anti-aging hand care routine. It is the secret to giving your aged hands a youthful and radiant look. Here are some simple steps to help you care for your aged hands when you’re in your 60s or more.

 

What is the best hand care routine?

Step #1 Cleansing

Handwashing is one of the most important parts of your skincare routine, especially now since COVID-19, it is crucial that people over their 60s keep viruses away and maintain their personal hygiene. Depending on your daily routine, your hands may be exposed to chalk, dirt, and grease, all of which can cause irritated or dry skin on your hands. Because aging skin is more sensitive, thinner and naturally dry, the first thing to know is that your skin should be treated with a mild, non-irritating cleanser that won’t strip your skin’s natural moisture barrier away or irritate your sensitive skin.

With Covid-19, you may find that you’re using hand sanitiser more often than before. Alcohol-based sanitisers dry out your skin, so it’s important to find one that has added moisturising properties as well.

 

Tough Shield 60ml | Hand Moisturising Sanitiser

 

As one of the best hand sanitisers in Australia, we recommend using Tough Shield formulated with 75% alcohol and a unique blend of moisturising panthenol, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin. It effectively kills 99.99% of harmful germs and supplies extra hydration to your skin, making it the hand sanitiser you’ve been waiting for.

 

What our customers are saying:

“As a busy mum of three, even before Covid I always carried hand sanitiser in my handbag. The DU’IT Tough Shield antibacterial hand sanitiser in a 60ml bottle is the perfect size. It’s a clear bottle with a screw-on flip top lid. It smells like hand sanitiser with no added fragrance, dries quickly with no sticky residue and no balling. It contains 75% alcohol and also has glycerin, hyaluronic acid and panthenol to prevent my skin from feeling dry and uncomfortable. It’s a great little product.” – Okatko

 

Step #2 Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the process of sloughing away dead skin cells to expose the fresh skin cells underneath. Use the exfoliation method best suited for your skin type. Scrubbing is more effective for oily skin, while chemical exfoliators are recommended for dry or sensitive skin.

If you are over 60, the natural skin exfoliation process becomes slow, which leaves the surface of the skin with a build-up of dead skin cells. Therefore regular exfoliation improves your skin condition, leaving your hands soft, smooth and refreshed. However for the aging skin, the outer layer of skin is thinner and it might only tolerate exfoliating once or twice a week – so for some conditions, you will need to be aware not over exfoliate.

 

Tough Scrub 150g | 3-in-1 Hand Cleanser & Scrub

 

We recommend using our 3-in-1 moisturising Tough Scrub, which contains a blend of natural walnut shell, vitamin E and glycerin that gently exfoliates away dead skin cells, dirt and odour, without stripping away the skin’s natural oil and moisture.  It’s ideal for those with sensitive and aged skin, leaving your hands softer and smoother.

 

What our customers are saying:

“I wash my hands frequently and as a result I often have dry hands to the point where skin is peeling. I was originally concerned that a hand scrub would be unnecessarily harsh for my hands but I am surprised every time by how soft and moisturised my hands feel after every wash. This product is particularly effective at removing oily residue in one wash and it never leaves my hands feeling as dry as sandpaper afterwards.” – Ethelinde

 

Step #3 Moisturise

Moisturising your hands is one of the most underrated steps that should not be overlooked after washing your hands. The best times to use moisturisers are after a bath, exfoliating, dishwashing, and before going to bed. For those with extra dry hands, it’s best to moisturize each time you wash your hands. Consider our skin like an apple, if it loses water, then it will start to shrink and wrinkle. Therefore it is crucial that you moisturise your hands daily to maintain soft and healthy hands.

 

Tough Hands for Her 75g | Anti-Aging Hand Cream

 

Tough Hands for Her is one of the most affordable and effective anti-aging moisturisers that is clinically proven with a complex of peptides, panthenol and niacinamide. It effectively fights against fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentations and instantly recharges the skin of your hands with moisture leaving them replenished, radiant and plump. We recommend using Tough Hands for Her daily for smoother, brighter and younger-looking hands.

 

What our customers are saying:

“I love this hand cream. It works really well on my dry, winter hands. Plus, it smells incredible and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. In the colder months my hands become very noticeably dry, and I can’t stand the feeling of dry hands. I keep a full-sized version of this at home and a travel sized one at work! The cream soaks into my skin quickly and my hands feel soothed immediately.” – Nicsta

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