Hands on travel
This month we are so excited that SEAMS Hand Cream has been travelling across the oceans to the sets of some of our favourite film and TV shows, requested by costume and make-up at Suits Season 5, The Frankenstein Chronicles and The Three Musketeers.
Talking about travel I cannot believe that we are almost halfway through 2015 and summer is almost upon us, it is just as important to look after your hands in summer as it is in winter, most of us are guilty of not drinking enough water especially during a flight or in the sun and one of the symptoms of of dehydration is dry skin.
We are made up of 70% water and the loss of just 5% of water from our body fluid is considered mild dehydration and up to 10% is considered moderate dehydration. Packing, carrying heavy suitcases and the tolls of travelling causes us enough stress without adding dehydration into the equation.
The simplest way to check for dehydration on a flight is with the –
DEHYDRATION HAND TEST
Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and pull it upwards then let go, your skin should snap back rapidly. If your skin maintains its pinched shape for a few seconds and drops back slowly you may be dehydrated.
Drink water immediately and on a flight to keep your hands comfortable I advise to apply SEAMS always after washing and taking a minute to massage in will help to relieve stiffness. One simple hand exercise is to open your fingers wide hold the pose for 5 seconds then clench into a ball open again and move your fingers up and down like you are playing a piano. Do this a couple of times an hour to keep your hands supple. After all when on an aeroplane there is nowhere to rush to!
Once in the sunshine your hands really do need more moisture than any other part of the body, they are exposed to the elements, washing looses water, there is very little fat on the backs of hands so when even a small amount of collagen or elastin fibres begin to break down which is part of the normal ageing process and also from sun exposure there is going to be a noticeable effect on your hands, the result can be crinkly skin texture.
Whilst a moisturiser won’t create new collagen it will leave the skin looking smoother and feeling soft. SEAMS provides a healthy dose of the best ingredients for your hands. Shea Butter to moisturise, Macadamia nut oil to soften, Vitamin B5 to soothe and Rossa Canina Fruit Oil to help hydrate and heal. Used last thing at night SEAMS will help your hands recharge whilst you sleep.
Our 50ml size can be carried in your hand bag and used throughout the flight, and it is non-greasy sinks in within 60seconds. It’s also great as a gift to give anyone you are visiting as is Made in UK.
Please whatever you are doing remember to look after your hands.
Karen J Gerrard
|A day in the life of a fashion designers hands, Frances Tobin, The Maker’s Atelier||Lisa Eldridge Into The Gloss Top Shelf|
|A day in the life of a fashion designers hands, Frances Tobin, The Maker’s Atelier|
|Lisa Eldridge Into The Gloss Top Shelf|