Hand Creams & Barrier Creams
When considering a Hand Cream or barrier cream, it is important to ensure you are using the right cream. Hand Creams are applied to the hands to protect, moisturise and soften the skin. A barrier cream is applied to your hands providing protection, an extra barrier preventing contamination from oil, grease, chemicals, dirt and even bleach. Barrier creams are also used in the medical profession as part of PPE.
Hand cream or hand lotions moisturise your hands, forming a protective barrier from the elements, soothing irritation, re-hydrating your hands. Hand cream is different from body lotion or cream, as your hands require special care. At work or home, we are washing our hands with soap and water, keeping them clean and sanitised, especially when working with food. Some hand sanitisers can dry out and irritate t your hands, using a barrier cream or hand cream, which includes a moisturiser, should be part of your daily hand protection routine maintaining the health for your skin.
Always follow the manufacturer’s advice and do not use a hand or barrier cream on your face or elsewhere on your body unless otherwise directed. Always check the hand or barrier cream allergies for advice (especially if you are allergic to silicon) and dermatology testing.
Why apply hand cream or a barrier cream?
- Repairs and restores the delicate skin.
- Improves skin condition.
- Hide signs of ageing.
- Moisturise and form a protective barrier.
- Prevents irritation, chapping, cracking of the skin.
- Can have anti-bacterial properties.
- Barrier cream provides and extra protection from bacteria and other harmful products affecting the skin.
When to use hand or barrier cream?
Using hand or barrier cream depends on how often you wash your hands, wash up or apply hand sanitiser. The cream is applied when the hands are feeling dry or dehydrated. Barrier cream can be applied when you need extra protection from materials that could damage your hands.
Hand cream and barrier cream are available in various sizes ranging from 100 ml to 800 ml and larger. They are supplied in bottles, pouches, re-fills and tubes, with or without fragrance.