How To Rejuvenate Your Hands In 4 Simple Steps

With age comes infinite wisdom, a new appreciation for experiences and time spent with those we love, and more than a few stories to tell. However, age has its drawbacks too, particularly when it comes to the skin and the way that our exterior appears both in appearance and texture.

Our hands form such an intrinsic part of everyday life: they allow us to give and to take; to hold and to caress; to express ourselves passionately when we talk about what matters to us most. Our hands are our most practical tools, and it’s up to us to take care of them.

Discover our anti-ageing hand care routine along with series of tips and discover how to make your hands look younger - now and for many years to come.

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Step 1. Exfoliate Frequently

Keep your skin invigorated and revitalised with a regular exfoliating routine – taking care to really work the exfoliator between your fingers and around the base of the hand where it joins with your wrist. An exfoliating product like our one-minute hand scrub is designed for use on the sensitive and thinner skin of the hands, allowing you to uncover softer and more supple palms in just 60 seconds.

How does our hand scrub exfoliator work?

Through a complex combination of moisturising ingredients and the crushed husks of shea nuts, our hand scrub achieves a smooth finish and helps you to get younger looking hands, with the underlying rich fragrance of shea butter and apricot oil lingering long after your exfoliation treatment is finished. This scrub should be massaged into the hands once or twice a week, and rinsed thoroughly, for a consistently protective treatment.

Step 2. Use Deep Nourishing Treatments

Once the exfoliation is complete, your hands need nourishment. Just as you would apply a moisturiser to your face to protect it from the sun’s rays or from harsh Winter winds, so too should you focus on deep treatments which form a barrier over the skin of your hands. Our Intensive Hand Balm is designed to provide your hands with an intense hit of moisturisation and soothing allantoin. Allantoin is a non-irritating ingredient that regenerates, softens and protects the skin. Thanks to its anti-ageing properties, allantoin also revitalises the skin making it look brighter and younger. 

Allantoin works gently alongside shea butter – our spotlight moisturising ingredient that injects a rich burst of nourishment to the skin. The shea butter used in L’Occitane products is sustainably and ethically sourced in Burkina Faso.

Formulated with 25% shea butter to ensure high level of moisturisation and nourishment, this intensive hand balm can be used as a regular nourishing treatment, or as a deeply intense mask – ideal for treating your hands after a long winter day, or after an extended period of time making memories in the sun. The balm should be massaged into the skin completely, no rinsing required.

Step 3. Take Care Of Your Nails And Cuticles

Introducing even a short cuticle and nail care routine can help in combatting the negative effects of ageing on your hands, as well as prevent your nails from becoming brittle and prone to breaking. L’Occitane Nail and Cuticle Nourishing Oil is a small yet mighty product that softens cuticles and prevent them from developing a hard exterior on the nail. This shea butter-based product is also an effective tool that strengthens nails and make them less brittle.

In the interests of making application as easy as possible, this product comes with a small brush, allowing you to simply brush a small amount of nourishing oil onto each nail before massaging it in by hand. Once the oil has had time to work, gently push your cuticles back with a cuticle stick. Use regularly to ensure your nails become stronger and less brittle.

Step 4. Moisturise Regularly

Your hand care routine wouldn’t be complete without the deep nourishment and protection of hand cream. Thanks to its unique properties, Shea Butter hand cream takes skin rejuvenation and hydration to the next level. Its complex formulation deeply moisturises hands, leaving them supple and younger looking. With a high concentration of shea butter, this best-selling moisturiser provides deep hydration that lasts for hours, making it a great anti-ageing hand cream.

But that’s not all! Infused with almond, honey and coconut oil, this industry-leading moisturiser is smooth and soft, so you don’t have to worry about it feeling sticky or oily on your skin. All this combined with jasmine and ylang-ylang extracts for soothing fragrance, makes it one of the most iconic and well-loved hand creams there are. The staple in every skincare routine, regardless of age, and something that should always be kept at your hand’s reach. From nourishing hand creams to cleansing liquid soaps, discover our full range of hand care products for softer, smoother and smoother and younger looking hands.

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