Our hands really take a beating. Day in and day out they’re exposed to the outdoor elements (the sun and wind and fluctuating temperatures), the indoor elements (dry heat and exposure to water, soap and detergents) and the fact that they’re often used as tools to open envelopes, boxes, bottles and the like. It’s no wonder they look old before their time!
With a little care and a quality hand cream you can get and maintain hands you’ll be proud of.
To keep hands in tip top shape Chevy Chase, Maryland Dermatologist Rebecca Kazin recommends:
DO protect your hands from hot water and chemicals by donning waterproof gloves when doing chores around the house (cooking, cleaning, bathin
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PRODUCT: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser ($24.50) is the award winning, cult-status cleanser from this UK botanical beauty brand that was recently sold to Avon and is now available in the US too. I’ve seen this on a lot of beauty award lists and I finally had the chance to try it myself.
The cream contains tingly eucalyptus, which produces a cooling and lovely aromatic effect. It also has soothing cocoa butter in a formulation that can be used on your eyes to remove multiple coats of waterproof mascara - the ultimate multitasker. Mineral oil free, the cleanser has gentle purging power for pores and dead cells. Other naturally active ingredients include hops extract for toning, rosemary essential oil for fighting free radicals, and chamomile essential oil and beeswax for soothing reactive or tired skin.
The two-phase cleansing process is easy to do in the morning and at night time and takes just a few minutes. First massage the cleanser onto dry skin over the face and neck - decollete too if you choose. Next, rinse the pure muslin cloth in hot-to-the-touch water and wring it out before gently polishing off the cream in a circular motion.
The ritual of applying the cream, followed by washing with a hot, steaming muslin cloth over your sink, is so beautifully simple. It reminds you that clean skin is not about scrubbing layers off with harsh foaming cleansers -rather it’s about removing impurities, opening pores, gently sloughing off dead cells, and also about the relaxing experience of it all. Plus, you can wash and reuse the cloth, unlike that bottle of scrub you just threw out.
The cleanser is appropriate for all skin type and ages - and it can even help skin with acne that benefits from daily exfoliation. It is great for dry or dull complexions in need of brightening booster. Liz Earle offers such a refreshing experience on so many levels - it's no wonder that this cleanser is an all time fave of so many women around the world. Treat yourself to a facial experience at home for under $25.
FINAL VERDICT: RDW (Run Don't Walk)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES