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How to get super soft hands! Especially for Nurses!

 

Working as a nurse and using the hospital’s hand soap and hand sanitizer can be really harsh on my hands. If I work more than a couple days in a row my hands will start shedding dead skin. I know that sounds gross but everybody looses a little skin cells from day to day but some more than others. So as you can imagine I need to use a lot of products to get rid of the dead skin and have soft hands. I have tried numerous products from Bath and Body Works, from Target, and also I tried a sea salt scrub. I ordered a few products from the company Lush and loved what I ordered so I decided when I was making a trip to Mall of America that I should stop into the actually store. A lady helped me right away and I told her about my dry hands. At that time my hands were also really red due to numerous times hand washing. She showed me a bunch of products to help and also helped me try them out in the store. They had awesome customer service and I will defiantly go back there every time I go to Mall of America.

Lush products are handmade with fresh ingredients. They do have to use some safe synthetics also, but it is tremendously better than some other products out on the market that have a ton of synthetics. If they did not use any synthetics, you would need to use the refrigerator and the product would expire fast. You can view the ingredient list online on their website to see a description of each one of their ingredients. They also have videos on how they make their products. Lush even puts a sticker on the containers on what employee made that product, when it was made, and the expiration date.

 

Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub
“Coarse and fine sea salt scrub with organic lime juice to brighten and avocado butter to soften.”

http://www.lushusa.com/Ocean-Salt/9999902128,en_US,pd.html?start=1&q=ocean%20salt

 


Pros

  • Scent: The scent smells refreshing. It reminds me of drinking a margarita at the ocean although I live in Minnesota so I don’t get to ever do that. You can definitely smell the lime but it isn’t too overpowering.
  • Feel: it feels really nice in the hands, it is a sea salt scrub so it does exfoliate off all the dead skin. I used to hate this process in other products that I have tried because it didn’t feel the greatest but this product I feel doesn’t hurt during scrubbing. The sea salt component of the scrub is very fine whereas previous products I’ve used had large sugar crystals and larger sea salts, etc.
  • Does wonders in getting rid of the dead skin and makes the hands super soft.
  • You can use it multiple ways: body scrub or a face scrub. I have only used it for my hands.
  • Tub seems to last a long time. I have used it numerous times and there is still a lot left. You only need a small amount of scrub for the hands, but if you used it for the body it would probably run out fast.
Cons
  • Price: it is a pretty expensive product costing $21.95 for 4.2 oz. They also have a 8.8 oz for $31.95. I never see Lush sending out coupon codes or anything so you basically have to pay full price unless you get it in one of their kits that come out every now and then. These kits include a variety of different products for a cheaper price. You just have to check there website every now and then to see what is available for kits. But remember this product is handmade with fresh ingredients.
 
 
Lemony Flutter: Cuticle Butter
“A super-thick lemony cream full of rich ingredients to help you get to grips with cuticles and rough skin”
 
 
I also tried this cuticle butter because my nails were also cracking at that time so she recommended this product.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pros
  • Scent: the scent smells amazing. It smells like a bag of lemon drops. If you like lemon then you will like this product. The scent doesn’t linger long so if you’re not a big fan of lemon you can still try out the product.
  • Consistency: has a smooth and thick feel to it so you only need a very tiny amount and it rubs into the cuticle nicely.
  • Multiple uses: just because it says cuticle butter that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it elsewhere. You can use it on any hard or rough skin such as elbows, heels, knees, etc.
  • Product will last me a long time. I have only used it for my cuticles so I have only made a dent in it and have a lot of product left.
Cons
  • Price: it is a pretty expensive product costing $16.95 for a total of 1.5 oz.
 
 
Helping Hands: Hand cream
“A nurturing almond, cocoa butter and chamomile hand cream to give back some of what life has taken out.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She recommended this product to me because I told her my dry hands were due to being a nurse and she instantly recommended me this hand cream. She stated that it was made for nurses in mind and sure enough the packaging itself says, ” Mark invented this to help nurses and people who have really, really dry hands.”
 
Pros
  • Scent: the scent is very subtle and smells like almond and cocoa butter.
  • Feel/consistency: has a nice consistency not to thick and not to thin. Glides on nicely.
  • A little goes a long way so it will last me a long time.
Cons
  • price: it is a pretty expensive product costing $18.95 for 3.5 oz.
  • Product is a little greasy so make sure to use only a tiny bit.
 I do this treatment at least once a week or more, but it depends on how much I work in that week and how bad my hands look. I try to do it towards the end of the night when I am about to go to bed so I can let the lotion sink in. At work I use a non scented lotion since some patient’s are sensitive to smell and this lotion is too expensive since I wash my hands so much at work.

Here is another cream by a different brand- O’Keefe’s Company. I usually switch back and forth between this cream and the Lush helping hand cream during night or day depending on when I get off of work, but I always use my helping hand cream when I use the scrub and cuticle butter. I just felt that this hand cream was too important to not share.

O’Keefe’s Working Hands: the leading hand cream for people who work with their hands
“For dry hands that crack and split”

http://okeeffescompany.com/index.php?page=working-hands

 

This hand cream was recommended to me by my uncle. He said that he used to get really bad cracked hands and this hand cream worked so well.

Pros

  • Consistency: has a very thick consistency as seen in the photo above, but is easily blends into the skin.
  • Price: the price is only $7.99 for 3.4 oz.
  • Availability: This product is sold in a lot of hardware stores such as Ace Hardware and many more. It is also sold at Bed Bath and Beyond and Target. All you have to do is go to the website listed above and click on store locator.

Cons

  • Greasy: the product is a little greasy, but not bad at all. Just put it on before bedtime or during relaxation time.

This is what O’Keefe’s company says on their website on how to use the product:
Apply Working Hands and Healthy Feet sparingly as the products are highly concentrated, and you do not need to use much to get optimal results. The products work best if applied at bedtime or after a shower or bath (ideally both). These are the most advantageous times because your skin temperature is a little higher during these periods, which optimizes absorption.
http://okeeffescompany.com/index.php?page=for-best-results

 
 
 
 

Overall I really do love these products. I think that they work very well for my skin. They may or may not work well for you. I am not affiliated with Lush or O’Keefe’s Company in any way. I just really liked these products and felt like sharing how I get soft hands.

 
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6 thoughts on “How to get super soft hands! Especially for Nurses!

  1. I love LUSH! I’ve been curious about the Ocean Salt Scrub and the Lemony Flutter! Thanks for the review. I’ve been feigning for another trip to the LUSH store so I’ll definitely have to sample these when I go 🙂 Have you ever tried any of their body lotions? I’m wondering if they are worth it. Here is a good tip for saving a little money at LUSH: next time you want to restock products you know you like, order on the LUSH UK website and you can save quite a bit. Its definitely worth it, in my opinion! I broke it all down in detail on my “LUSH UK Haul” post if you want to read it (its a lot to type here).

    • Oh I didn’t know I could order from the uk website. Will definitely have to check it out. I just got the let the good times roll facial cleanser and the new Halloween bath bomb and bubble bar. Super excited! Yes ocean salt scrub is amazing but I’ve only used it for my hands. I’ve tried the charity pot lotion and I love it. I get super dry legs and it’s super moisturizing. The smell is ok but the scent doesn’t linger. I feel like the scent smells a lot stronger and a little different in the pot then on the skin. Hope that helps.

  2. I wish I’d read this when I worked as a waitress last summer – the harsh chemicals we used to clean surfaces and tables made my hands so dry and sore, and the constant hand washing before food preparation didn’t help! These reviews are great – I love how the “pros” and “cons” format makes it easy to read. Will definitely ask for some LUSH hand cream for my birthday now!

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