Frequently washing your hands and applying hand sanitizer may prevent you from getting sick, but these healthy actions may leave you with dry and damaged hands. Water, harsh weather, and some chemicals found in sanitizing products can irritate your skin. Here are 4 ingredients to look for in skin care products that will help keep your skin healthy and soft.
Pro-Vitamin B5 is a common ingredient in skin care products because it works like a moisturizer. By absorbing moisture from the air, Pro-Vitamin B5 helps to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Also known as “Pantothenic Acid,” this hydrating ingredient has an anti-inflammatory effect that can stimulate your skin’s healing process.
Sweet Almond Oil
In addition to being a healthy snack, almonds also produce oil that is healthy for your skin. Like Pro-Vitamin B5, Sweet Almond Oil has an anti-inflammatory effect that is beneficial for soothing and repairing dry skin. You may see this ingredient listed under the name “Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil.” As an emollient, Sweet Almond Oil will coat your skin, leaving a protective layer that prevents water from escaping. You will find your hands to be soft and smooth after using products with this nutritious ingredient. If you are allergic to nuts, avoid using almond oil on your skin. You can do a patch test if you are unsure about reactions you may have to any products.
Lotus Flower Extract
Also known as “Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract,” Lotus Flower Extract has vitamins and antioxidants that offer a number of benefits for your skin. With Vitamin C and proteins, Lotus Flower Extract increases your skin’s elasticity and strength. This helps to protect your skin when it comes to frequently washing and sanitizing your hands. Like Pro-Vitamin B5 and Sweet Almond Oil, Lotus Flower Extract has an anti-inflammatory effect that soothes dry hands and supports healthy skin. Its antioxidants provide even more benefits by hydrating your skin and restoring its natural complexion. Say hello to happy and healthy skin with Lotus Flower Extract!
Jojoba oil comes from the jojoba plant and is often used to treat skin conditions, including dry skin and acne. By acting like the oil that your skin produces naturally, Jojoba oil is a perfect moisturizer. This ingredient is also considered to be hypoallergenic, another benefit for people with sensitive skin. When Jojoba oil is absorbed into the skin, its waxy nature helps to seal in water, similar to the effect of Sweet Almond Oil. Its vitamin B and vitamin E properties help to heal dry skin by speeding up cell regeneration and reducing inflammation. Dry, cracked cuticles can be a symptom of too much hand washing, but Jojoba oil has fatty acids that can soften your cuticles and make your hands silky and smooth.
Due to the Covid-19 virus, people have been encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands more often. These safety precautions can lead to dry and irritated skin. Dresdner Essenz offers an array of products that include these key ingredients to help heal and replenish your skin. The new Aloe Vera/Lotus Flower and Peony/Jojoba hand soaps gently clean your hands without drying them out, while the new Hand Creams are fast absorbing and non-greasy. These products nourish and hydrate dry hands with rich formulas that preserve your skin's natural moisture balance. Even when you find yourself constantly washing your hands, it is possible to replenish a soft, smooth, and silky feel with the products and ingredients your skin deserves.