Beauty Box: L’Occitane Hand Creams
Hands are one of the first parts of your body that start to show the signs of aging. No matter how much Botox you have in your forehead, your wrinkled and age spotted hands will always give away your true age. This is why it’s important to take care of them as much as you take care of your face. How often do you think to apply lotion or sunscreen to your hands? And how often do you expose your hands to the sun? If you leave your house at least once a day, then it’s a lot! I’m often guilty of this, but an easy way to remember to protect your hands is to apply your face lotion to them immediately after putting it on your face (obviously this will only work if your face lotion has SPF, which IT SHOULD). Another way to take great care of your hands is using hand creme.
More moisturizing than regular lotion, hand creme is great at sinking into all the nooks and crannies in your hands. And the more you moisturize, the less likely you are to wrinkle! One of my favorite brands for hand creme is L’Occitane. Their cremes are made of natural moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, honey, and coconut oil. Plus they smell intoxicating! I know a lot of companies will douse their lotions in perfume and end up making them gag worthy. These scents are great in that their light and very natural. My favorite scent is called Rose 4 Reines. It smells exactly like walking through a garden of roses, but not in an overpowering way. I’ll use rub a little bit of it on my neck as a perfume and my boyfriend loves it. And at only $10/tube, it’s much cheaper than buying a bottle of perfume!
An added bonus about these creme is that they are paraben and phthalates free, so you don’t have to worry about putting creepy chemicals on your skin! So remember Carbonites, hand care is very important! If you don’t take care of them, you could end up like Madonna; hot face, these hands: