Hand, Cuticle and Nail Care

Our hands work tirelessly and often tell the story of time the most.

By looking at hands, we can often get a sense of a person's age and how well they have cared for their skin over the years. Being constantly exposed to environmental factors such as sun, cold temperatures, or pollutants, as well as daily wear and tear, their appearance changes over time.

Dryness, wrinkles, age spots, and thinning skin become more noticeable.

Taking care of your hands will keep them looking youthful for longer.

Caring for them isn't costly nor does it demand a lot of time. However, if you neglect them in your skincare routine, your hands will age prematurely.

So how do we care for our hands?

It goes without saying that a healthy, balanced diet and staying hydrated are the foundations of good skincare and hand care.

Key precautions that should become second nature are:

Avoid Harsh Chemicals and Detergents: Mass-produced household cleaners and detergents can be harsh on your hands, leading to dryness and irritation. Always wear gloves when using these products to protect your skin or consider switching to milder formulas.

Avoid Harsh Hand Cleansing Products: Avoid products that strip the natural oils from your skin. Use mild, moisturizing hand washes instead. After washing, gently pat your hands dry instead of rubbing them harshly.

Avoid Over-washing: While it’s important to keep your hands clean, over-washing can lead to dryness and irritation. Use hand sanitizers with moisturizing properties as an alternative when frequent washing is necessary.

Avoid Hot Water: Frequent exposure to hot water can strip your skin of natural oils. Use lukewarm water for washing your hands and while doing household chores.

Wear Protective Gloves: When doing household chores or spending extended periods outdoors, wear gloves to protect your hands from UV rays. During winter, wear warm gloves to shield your skin from the harsh, drying effects of cold weather.

Non-Negotiable Must-Dos:

1. Protect from Sun Damage

Sunscreen: Sun exposure is a leading cause of aging skin, resulting in age spots and wrinkles. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to your hands every morning and reapply throughout the day, especially after washing. Sunshine or no sunshine, don’t forget to protect your hands!

2. Moisturize Regularly

Hydration: Keeping your hands hydrated is crucial. Use a rich, emollient hand cream multiple times a day, especially after washing your hands. Opt for products containing ingredients like shea butter, glycerine, aloe vera, or urea to lock in moisture. The Pure Goodness Body Butter is an excellent choice. This award-winning natural and vegan balm contains organic shea butter, aloe vera, ceramides, and vitamin E, which help create a strong skin barrier against dryness. Suitable for all skin types, it is especially effective for sensitive, very dry skin, and conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and hand dermatitis.

Tip: Always apply on moist hands! For an intensive overnight treatment, apply the Pure Goodness Body Butter and wear cotton gloves to enhance absorption. The Pure Goodness Body Butter's formula, enriched with cocoa seed butter, oat kernel oil, squalane, and jojoba, repairs and improves the skin’s moisture retention, leaving your hands feeling silky-smooth by morning.

3. Exfoliate

Regular Exfoliation: Exfoliating your hands removes dead skin cells and reveals smoother, brighter skin. Imagine Pure Delight Hand & Body Scrub will do just that. Made with sugar as the main exfoliating ingredient, this scrub buffs away scaly skin and banishes dry patches. It is enriched with natural glycolic acid and vitamins A, B, E, and F, which nourish and moisturize deeply, leaving your skin visibly softer and smoother.


Tip: Exfoliate your hands very gently. Do it twice a week.

Nail Care & Cuticle Care

Regular Maintenance: Keep your nails trimmed and clean. Regularly file your nails to prevent breakage and splitting. Healthy cuticles are essential for healthy nails. Use the Rose Absolute & Magnolia Nail, Cuticle, and Hand Balm for an all-in-one natural cuticle and nail treatment. This exquisite balm contains organic virgin rosehip oil, precious rose absolute, and magnolia bark extract, providing the ultimate cuticle and nail treatment. Its highly concentrated formula offers a more effective solution than traditional oils, creams, or lotions, making it perfect for dry and peeling cuticles, cracked hands, and brittle and dry nails.

Elan Skincare Nail Cuticle Hand Balm, Natural & Organic Awards Winner, Vegan, Rose Absolute, Magnolia, nail and cuticle repair hand balm in rose aluminium tin from Elan Skincare with rose and magnolia natural & vegan skincare

Tip: Massage a small amount of this ultra-nourishing balm into your hands, nails, and cuticles at night and throughout the day to condition your hands, strengthen, and regenerate your nails. Always apply on moist hands!

For a quick mini-manicure treatment on the go, the Bold & Grit SOS Nail Care Serum is an excellent choice. Packaged in a sleek black pen with a convenient brush applicator, this nail serum is designed to prevent nails from splitting, peeling, breaking, and flaking. Its powerful formula, enriched with vitamins A, C, and E, deeply penetrates the skin to stimulate nail growth and repair. Mastic gum enhances the strength and resilience of your nails, making them appear healthier and more beautiful. You can use it virtually anywhere, no excuses: while on the tube, watching your favourite Netflix series, or during a quick screen break.

Tip: Have it on hand and use it daily.

With this hand and nail care routine and these products, you can restore and maintain youthful, soft, and smooth hands, along with strong and healthy nails and cuticles.

“With every handshake, touch, and gesture, our hands tell a story, express our emotions and nurture those we love. Let your hands tell a beautiful story.” Joanna Silva