Not of the garden variety: Skincare
You may not be pursuing a career as a hand model anytime soon but it doesn't hurt to keep hardworking hands from getting too dried-out and dirt-encrusted by using a cream, soap or salve for gardeners.
Tue, Jul 05 2011 at 9:00 AM
Happy Tuesday, MNN readers! I hope everyone had a safe and sound Fourth of July. Although I'm guessing many of you patriotic party-goers
would prefer to crawl into a dark, air-conditioned hole this workday-after-the-Fourth, I'm heading back outside into the bright sunshine to get down and dirty for the fourth installment of “Not of the garden variety," a weekly, product-centric series that's all about exceptional, agrarian-minded outdoor living accessories and odds and ends — items for in and around the garden that you won't find in the backyards of every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Even though you might have a different kind of remedy
on your mind at the moment, but here's a look at several standout lotions and potions designed to clean, protect, and provide relief to the gritty, grimy, roughed-up hands — and other body exposed parts — of avid gardeners.
From healing salves to exfoliating soaps to soothing balms originally meant to sooth chapped cow udders, most, but not all, of the products listed below contain natural/organic ingredients and are free of petrochemicals and synthetic preservatives like parabens. And for more skin-protecting gardening gear, be sure to check out my post on gloves and hats
Gardeners: Is there a specific skin-soothing product that's a staple in both your garden shed and medicine cabinet? How do you clean or treat rough, cracked hands and other exposed areas after a long but rewarding day in the garden?
Bonny Doon Farm Lavender Gardener Salve @ Terrain
Kiehl's Unusually Rich-But-Not-Greasy-At-All-Hand Cream with SPF 10 @ Kiehl's
Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel @ Sephora
Weleda Skin Food @ Weleda
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