According to health authorities, hand hygiene is the single most effective action we can take to prevent the spread of infectious pathogens such as COVID-19. In fact, disinfecting with anti-microbial cleansers and alcohol-based sanitisers can reduce the likelihood of contracting influenza-like viruses by up to 36%.
As you’ve likely discovered over the past couple of months though, repeated use of soaps, detergents and alcohol-gel can leave the skin dry, cracked and sore.
By stripping the proteins and natural oils from the epidermis, skin barrier function becomes compromised and can lead to contact dermatitis and other irritations. For individuals with pre-existing skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, excessive hand sanitisation can exacerbate symptoms and prevent the proliferation of new, healthy skin cells.
Advocates for ethical and sustainable living, artisan skincare brand, Herbs & Heart, has released its After-Sanitiser Overnight Hand Mask as an effective treatment for over-cleansed and under-nourished hands.
Ten times richer than a hand lotion, this creamy, emulsifying mask repairs skin while you sleep. Designed for evening use, the rich balm encapsulates hands in a hydrating and nourishing cocoon; providing overnight relief for severely dry and damaged skin.
Naturally formulated with mango butter and hemp seed oil, the mask contains a powerful combination of vitamins A, C and E, including omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9, to restore optimal hand hydration and skin surface lipid function.
Providing relief in as little as one application, the mask doesn’t interfere with daytime hand care and ensures skin hydration post future hand sanitisation.
Manufactured in Australia with locally sourced ingredients, the natural and cruelty-free After-Sanitiser Overnight Hand Mask retails for $24 RRP and is available nationwide at www.herbsandheart.com