Essential Hand Care Routine: Tips for Maintaining Soft and Healthy Hands

Essential Hand Care Routine: Tips for Maintaining Soft and Healthy Hands

Your hands are visible, expressive, and necessary for communication, work, creativity, and care. But they also endure daily challenges, such as harsh chemicals, sun damage, dryness, and aging. It would help if you had hand care products and a routine that keeps them soft, smooth, and healthy.

Use Gentle Hand Washes

Keep your hands clean with gentle hand washes with moisturizing properties. For example, try a hand wash from Jada Kenya that nourishes and hydrates your hands while cleansing them.

Exfoliate Your Hands Regularly

Remove dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities from your hands with regular exfoliation. This improves blood circulation and stimulates collagen production, which makes your hands look more youthful and radiant. 

Apply Sunscreen

Prevent sun damage and aging on your hands with sunscreen. The sun's UV rays can harm the collagen and elastin in your skin, causing wrinkles, sagging, and loss of elasticity. Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and broad-spectrum protection. Reapply every two hours or after washing your hands.


Moisturize your hands with hand cream or lotion after washing or exfoliating them. Choose products with emollient ingredients, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil. They help repair the skin barrier and hydrate your hands for longer. For example, try the Hydrating Hand Creme from Jada Kenya, which nourishes and protects hands with shea butter and vitamin E.

Treat Cracks and Cuts

Speed up the healing of cracks or cuts on your hands with an ointment or a balm that moisturizes and shields your skin. For example, petroleum jelly or beeswax-based products can calm and close cracks or cuts. You can also cover them with a bandage or a glove until they heal.

Wear Gloves

Wearing gloves will protect your hands from potentially dangerous substances when doing certain tasks. For example, wear rubber gloves when cleaning with detergents or chemicals that irritate or dry your skin. Wear gardening gloves when working with soil or plants that can cause cuts or allergies. And wear warm gloves when out in cold weather that can chap or crack your hands.

Indulge in a Hand Massage

Massage your hands to ease stress, pain, and tension. It also boosts blood flow and lymphatic drainage, nourishing and detoxifying skin cells. A hand massage also produces natural oils that soften and smooth your hands. You can use your favorite hand cream or oil.

Take Care of Your Nails and Cuticles

Take care of your nails and cuticles, as they are part of your hands. Trim and file your nails regularly with a gentle technique and a smooth file. Hydrate your cuticles daily with cuticle or vitamin E oil to avoid dryness and cracking. Also, avoid biting your nails or picking at your cuticles, which can harm them and cause infections.

Eat Healthily and Stay Hydrated

Nourish your hands from within by eating well and drinking water. Your diet and hydration affect your skin health and appearance, including your hands. Drink water and eat foods with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats.


Start your hand care routine today and witness the transformation of your hands into soft, healthy, and beautiful assets. Treat your hands with love and care; they will reward you with beauty and functionality. Give your hands the care they deserve with Jada Kenya's range of natural and cruelty-free hand care products. Contact us today to learn more.

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