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Whew! Spring cleaning is hard work! Don’t get us wrong, we love it. We love the order and fresh start it brings. We know that clearing out clutter and having less “stuff” leaves room for the things that matter. Simplicity at it’s best. But it is definitely hard work. Particularly for your hands. All that scrubbing and clearing and pruning. We were ready for a little pampering and why not start with our sorely neglected hands!
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There is a saying that if you want to know a woman’s true age…look at her hands. The skin on the back of your hands is thin and has to endure quite a bit of abuse. Lack of moisture and care coupled with sun damage shows up as wrinkles and age spots on our hands. Yikes! So we developed this hand treatment to give our hands a little love! With some much needed pampering, your hands will never “tell” your age. And really we’ll take any excuse for a little pampering.
Step 1: Begin by cleansing your hands with warm (not hot) water and Easy Does It. Easy Does It has a glycerin base, a natural humectant, which helps retain moisture. Watch out for cleansers with a water base-they can actually be drying to the skin.
Step 2: Apply a thick layer of Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque mixed with greek yogurt to the hands. Our scrub contains potent pineapple enzymes that reduce redness, swelling and help to brighten skin and nails. The lactic acid in the scrub provides nourishing moisture while aiding in the removal of dead skin cells and debris that cause skin to look dull. Why greek yogurt? The greek yogurt provides fresh, live cultures. The pineapply enzymes, lactic acid and fresh, live cultures work synergistically to make your skin and nails look bright, radiant and moisturized! Leave on as a masque for 15 minutes and as you remove, gently scrub the hands and nails.
Step 3: While your hands are still damp, apply a small amount of Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum to both hands. Applying the serum to damp skin allows it to fully soak into the skin and helps to retain surface moisture.
Step 4: Finally, apply a very small amount of Skin Savior Waterless Multi-Balm. Applying a light layer of the balm over the serum is a seriously intensive moisturizing treatment. Balms and serums provide superior moisture to the skin. Traditional lotions and creams contain about 75-85% water and 2-5% preservatives (needed to preserve standing water in a product). This leaves only 10-23% active ingredients to nourish the skin—which is why you often feel the need to reapply lotion throughout the day. Balms and serums contain 100% active ingredients that fully soak into the skin. With Skin Savior, you need only reapply after washing your hands.
For a little added protection, we like to brush a nice powdered mineral sunscreen on our hands, face and décolleté. It is naturally effective and is a sun block rather than a sunscreen and it is easy to reapply throughout the day as needed.
Pure luxury! And don’t let your hands have all the fun. This treatment is great for tired, achy feet as well. And of course for your face. And really anywhere you’d like to treat with a little extra love.