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treat your hands like a “second face” (April 2020)

Now is the time to start paying close attention to one of the most important parts of ourselves – the Hands. The rate our hands age is many times faster than the face. For the past few weeks the nation has learnt how to wash their hands in a correct way – great news! Anti – bacterial soaps and hand sanitises have joined the squad of other essential cosmetics we are dedicated to. It is no question that in the present situation keeping a good hand hygiene is a key point in fighting the virus. But high alcohol content or anti – bacterial hand washes are very aggressive and have a massive ageing impact on the hands.

The hands are extremities and like the rest of our body they are covered by epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin which makes a protective barrier against environmental aggressors. They also create skin tone and accumulate melanin.

Frequent use of detergents strip skins natural oil which is a part of the barrier and the skin begins to feel dry and look creased. Loss of skin tone becomes more visible and sun spots can appear, in some cases eczema or contact dermatitis can take toll. All these are the signs of an early ageing of your “second face”. So, prevention! Give your lovely hands a facial. I have kept protocol for you as simple as possible, maybe you can fit it with your “facial at home” routine.

Step 1 – exfoliate both hands with Guinot Gommage Biologique for 2-3 minites once or twice a week

Step 2 – apply Guinot Mask Dynamisant anti – fatique mask overnight after exfoliating

During the day re-apply Guinot Longue Vie Mains as often as practically possible.

Sun protection i.e Guinot Age Sun spf 20 should be re – applied every 2 hours on top of your hands when outside or driving.

Enjoy the results!