Prolonged exposure to UV rays and environmental conditions inevitably make your hands rough and dry. From manure to harvesting, your hands work the most in the whole farming process. It’s quite obvious that performing your farming chores in harsh temperatures will never leave your hands the same as they were before, soft and smooth. Yet, what if I told you that you could still achieve that supple and smooth look and feel as before? Surprise right? Well, read on:
Moisturize to Get Wrinkle-Free Skin
With winter slowly approaching, you’ll still have to do field work and chores in unfavorable weather conditions. Constant exposure to dry weather, dirt and chemicals can damage your skin and cause dryness that will eventually result in wrinkly skin. Apart from that, you probably wash hands more frequently because of all that dirt and dust handling plants and whatnot. For smooth and silky soft hands, moisturize them with coconut or olive oil after every wash.
Cover your Hands to Protect Skin from Damage
Working under the sun all day long can sap moisture from your skin. Not to mention, the heat and UV rays are known to dehydrate the skin. Furthermore, working with your bare hands can make dry skin worse. Remember that prevention is better than treatment, so wearing gloves is the only way to cover your hands to protect them long-term damage. . I understand that you can’t wear them all the time while you are in the field, but you should still try keeping your hands covered for as long as you can. Also, try to keep gloves in your pocket so, you don’t forget to wear them.
Exfoliate your Hands to Reveal Young Skin
Exfoliating your face is crucial to eliminate dirt layers and excess oil. However, your hands also need the same process to get the fresh, youthful look back. Exfoliating your hands will remove the top layer of your skin, specifically the dead cells. This will help rejuvenate your skin while making it silkier than ever before. In case your hands are severely dry, using a pumice stone will work well to remove chapped skin. Furthermore, there are several natural scrubs that you can make at home and use to exfoliate your hands. The simplest, quickest and easiest one is a scrub made with sugar granules and olive oil.
Things you need to Protect your Hands From
Using synthetic soaps that include sulfates, fragrances and preservatives will make your skin dry. In addition to that, the antibacterial and foaming soaps also take away natural moisture and oils of your skin. Instead of using such soap, you must choose moisturizing cleansers.
Try and wear gloves when you’re working avoid using vinyl gloves and opt for light, flexible rubber gloves that let your skin breathe.