How to Keep Your Hands Clean & Soft

You wouldn’t skip your facial cleanser, and you wouldn’t fathom giving your hair conditioner a miss - but when was the last time you truly gave your hands the attention they deserve?

From battling the washing-up to tackling that kettlebell class or flicking through the pages of your favorite book - your hands are put through the ringer week-in-week-out. Often, we can be left with dry, itchy and irritated hands. Or on the less extreme side, hands that are less soft than usual.

One thing is for sure: keeping your hands clean and soft should be at the top of your priority list. Let’s take a look at what causes dry hands, and how you can take care of yours.

What Causes Dry Hands?

Let’s start with the basics. You’ve heard of a serum, you may have heard of face polish. But what are they? 

Put simply, a serum is a super-concentrated liquid packed with active ingredients. The molecules are tiny, allowing them to be easily absorbed by the skin, and making them a great regular addition to your skincare regime.

A polisher on the other hand, is an exfoliant, used to remove dead skin skills. Grains, or beads, are gently rubbed into the skin, removing the top layer. It’s often gentler than an exfoliant, made with more natural ingredients.

The weather

One of the most common ingredients found in skin-care products, this hard-to-pronounce ingredient is actually something that our bodies produce naturally. This active ingredient helps to hydrate the outer layer of skin, making it one of the best allies to glowing, plump, and hydrated skin.

Face serums and polishers containing hyaluronic acid provide exceptional skin nourishment and hydration.

Heating and cooling systems

More commonly known for its immune-boosting properties, Vitamin C is also a great way to build up the skin’s natural production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives smoothness and elasticity to skin, and its production diminishes as we get older. 

By supplementing the body's natural collagen production, Vitamin C can have a great anti-aging effect on the skin.


Naturally found in the Dead Sea – the world’s largest and deepest saltwater lake – the minerals in Dead Sea salts include magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium.

Increased blood circulation is one of the main benefits of products containing Dead Seal Salts. In turn, this can contribute to improving the appearance of the skin, including skin concerns such as cellulite and stretch marks.

Water exposure

White, green, and rose tea extracts do not only make for great beverages to sip throughout the day – they can also be incorporated in skincare products, with impressive results. 

Tea extracts have a powerful, natural antioxidant effect on the skin, which in turn means that skin is left looking younger, glowing, and protected from pollutants and damage.

Our Body Scrub in White Tea

STEP 4: Don't forget to moisturize with our Body Repair Cream

Ingredients within our White Tea Body Scrub

How to take care of your hands

To make the most of your face serum, you need to know exactly how and when to apply it. To begin with, you’ll want to cleanse your skin, as this helps the serum to be absorbed more effectively.

Then, prepare the skin with a toner. Facial toners are great at rebalancing the skin after cleansing, while at the same time being excellent at eliminating any residue of dirt, grime, or makeup. This enables the serum to penetrate the skin at a deeper level.

Now, it’s time to apply your serum. You won’t need to use much product – just a couple of pumps or a pea-sized amount of it is enough. To activate the serum, simply rub your hands together as this warms it up, then gently pat the serum onto your face and neck.

After a couple of minutes, your serum should have been completely absorbed. At this point, you can apply your usual moisturizer to lock in all the serum’s goodness and provide a further layer of hydration.

Face serums should be applied twice a day – morning and evening – as part of your daily skincare regime.

Step 1: Sanitize

It’s no surprise over recent years that hand sanitizers have become a staple in our daily lives. When you can’t wash your hands on the go, having a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse can give you the peace of mind you need to get on with your daily activities.

And if there was a prize for the best smelling hand sanitizer, we believe it would go straight to SABON’s Refresh Hand Sanitizer. With its subtle yet delicious Green Rose scent, and its powerful combination of cleansing and antibacterial ingredients, this is one luxury hand sanitizer that is hard to beat.

Step 2: Wash

Washing your hands frequently is a must, 365 days a year. This doesn't mean that you can’t make hand washing more indulgent – you just need to pick the right soap.

But not just any other soap – opt for a luxury hand soap like our Patchouli Lavender and Vanilla. The queen of every high-end hand wash routine, this soap takes great care of your dry hands and leaves them cleansed, hydrated, and gently fragranced.

Step 3: Hydrate

A luxury hand lotion is the best way to complete your daily hand care ritual. Available in gorgeous, decadent, and fresh scents such as Musk, Ginger Orange, Green Rose, Lavender Apple, White Tea, Rose Tea, Mango Kiwi, Delicate Jasmine, and our signature Patchouli Lavender Vanilla, SABON's hand creams deeply soothe, moisturize, and invigorate your hands, leaving them beautifully scented for hours.

Enjoy Soft, Smooth, Restored Hands with SABON

To enjoy beautiful, healthy hands every day of the year, you need your very own hand care routine. Let the power of SABON’s natural ingredients provide your hands with all the TLC that they need and deserve.

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