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 ageing such as wrinkles, noticeable dryness, irritation or dark spots present themselves
The best way to prevent your hands from ageing, is ensuring that you have an anti-ageing 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 ageing 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 or hand sanitizer 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.
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 a 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 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 should be aware not to over exfoliate to protect your skin.
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 the 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 is one of the most affordable and effective anti-ageing 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
DU’IT Tough Shield 60ml
Hand Sanitiser | Kills 99.99% of germs fast without water. Enriched with a unique blend of moisturising panthenol, hyaluronic acid and glycerin, it leaves hands moisturised and protected. Non sticky formula, tough on germs and soft on hands.
DU’IT Tough Scrub 150g
DU’IT Tough Scrub is a 3-in-1 moisturising hand scrub that works as hard as your hands. This hand scrub cleans, exfoliates and moisturises the skin and contains no harsh chemicals or irritants that dry out the skin.
It cleans stubborn dirt, removes odour, grease and grime, whilst leaving your hands silky smooth.
DU’IT Tough Hands for Her 75g
DU’IT Tough Hands for Her hand cream and moisturiser is a clinically tested anti-aging dry skin hand cream for tired, overworked hands. Repairs, brightens and softens dry hands with visible effects in 1 day. It contains a powerful peptide complex that supports natural collagen and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, panthenol for firming and improving skin elasticity and niacinamide for increased skin radiance.
It’s Australia’s number 1 hand cream brand* (IRI data, Grocery & Pharmacy, 2021)