If you have been inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show to get out into your own garden and plant some blooms, make sure you know how to protect your hands. They can take a bit of a battering while performing garden tasks, but there’s no reason they can’t be pristine just hours later.
Invest in a pair of good gardening gloves
You know the old adage that prevention is better than cure, so make sure you have the right equipment from the start. A decent pair of gardening gloves will stop your hands from getting cuts, callouses and dry skin, as well as cutting down the amount of dirt that gets under your nails.
Use the right tools for the job
There are so many energy-saving tools to help you create a beautiful garden and using them will mean your hands take less of the strain. Make sure they have good non-slip handles if you’re buying new ones, as this will cut down the friction exerted on your skin that can cause problems and discomfort.
Love your nail brush
A telltale sign that you have been out in the garden all day is dirt under your nails and if you have got evening plans this simply won’t do. A sturdy tool like our Stiff Sisal Nail Brush will get the job done in no time and will not let your nails ruin your glamorous appearance later in the day.
Never underestimate the power of a good soap
We know a thing or two about soap here at Heyland and Whittle and think our new range of Organic Soaps are perfect for gardeners. They are packed full of ingredients like olive oil and glycerin that will leave your hands well moisturised even after the longest pruning session. Choose a scent like Cherry Blossom or Citrus and Lavender to take the scent of your garden with you.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
To keep your hands at their best, moisturise them before you start your gardening tasks, replenish that moisture once you have cleaned your hands after your planting and then keep some Hand Cream in your handbag for later on. We love the new packaging on our range of Hand Creams, but are especially fond of the tantalising Neroli and Rose fragrance. We are never without a tube of it and neither should you be!