Look after your Hands!

Here in UK as I write this we are if I am counting correctly into our fourth week of lockdown. We are unless more fastidious than most or of course working as a nurse or doctor etc. washing our hands a lot more than normal. If I have been shopping, to the allotment or to work (packing vegetables for an organic box scheme as no massage currently for obvious reasons) the first thing I do on returning home is wash my hands. I have also done so on arriving at work and at least twice while there even though it was only for three hours.

I am also working a lot more on my allotment and garden.

All this take a toll on the skin of the hands. Normally this isn’t an issue for me as doing massage three days a week or more, the coconut oil I use would prevent any problems. When I did flying trapeze as a hobby, it kept hard skin supple enough that my skin wouldn’t tear under the strain.

Now I find my skin getting drier than normal and I am using the skin balm I make with organic olive oil, beeswax from my own bees kept on my allotment in Trumpington, Cambridge and essential oils of frankincense and geranium at least two or three times a day to keep my hands in good condition ready for when I can resume work doing massage.

If you have sensitive skin, it is worth taking action now rather than waiting till you get problems! I sell the balm at £7 for a 60ml Jar.