Dry skin from all that hand-washing? Here’s what will help:

If you’ve been regularly washing your hands for the government-endorsed 20 seconds throughout the day – keep up the good work! You can pat yourself on the back knowing you have, in your own small way, contributed to the flattening of the coronavirus curve. No good deed goes unpunished however – you will have noticed the skin on your hands getting drier and drier by the day, especially as we head into autumn and the temperature turns colder and the air becomes dryer. Nevertheless it’s a very small price to pay for the health of the nation and it’s a condition that can be controlled with a little TLC.

Here’s some products we have in our online shop that we know, from many years’ experience, really do make a difference to the feel and texture of dry skin over time.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid has been shown in studies to improve the elasticity of the skin by making cells more open and receptive to the hydrating and restorative effects of healing compounds like Vitamin A. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body but when applying topically getting the concentration right is key for optimal skin health. With our in-depth knowledge of pharmaceuticals we’ve developed a product that gets the delicate balance right.

Vitamin C

Many studies have shown that Vitamin C is one of the foundational building blocks of good skin. It’s essential to the formation of collagen and it’s collagen that supports the skin, like the inner spring of a mattress. Vitamin C has been shown to be beneficial to the skin when applied topically and also when consumed in higher quantities in the diet, so make sure you increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables you eat as well as applying a high quality serum.

Snail secretion

Sounds weird but there’s some good science to support claims that slime secreted by snails can make skin noticeably softer and improve general elasticity. Anecdotal evidence suggests that snail farmers, who handle snails and their secretions on a daily basis, are known for having soft, supple skin on their hands. Analysis of snail secretion shows it has high levels of hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans and antimicrobial and copper peptides – all good promoters of skin health. It’s believed the snail secretion encourages the production of collagen, one of the most important structural building blocks of the skin.

 

National Custom Compounding is offering our readers an exclusive discount on Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C serum and snail secretion – as well as our high quality hand sanitiser. We can also make up serums that combine the ingredients listed above for quick, easy application. Call us on 1300 731 755 or send a message to [email protected] for more details.

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