While staying healthy is everyone’s Nr 1 priority, one cannot overlook the effects of constant hand washing and using harsh sanitizers. There have been numerous studies on the subject and it is public knowledge that sanitizers have some serious side-effects (Read the full article here)
1. Alcohol poisoning
The quantities of alcohol present in a sanitizer is very high and some of it can be absorbed through the skin, which can be particularly dangerous to children.
2. Antibiotic resistance
The active ingredient Triclosan in hand sanitizers is responsible for developing antibiotic resisting bacteria. It also kills good bacteria that help in fighting diseases.
3. Hormonal disruption
Triclosan also causes antibiotic-resistant strain leading to hormonal fluctuations, which causes a disruption to the natural environment in the body, leading to infections and diseases.
4. Weaker immune system
Our immune systems reacts actively against diseases when disease causing bacteria or viruses attack the body. When we live in a sterile environment, our immune systems take a back seat because it perceives no threat, leading to a weaker response.
5. Adverse impact on skin
The alcohols most commonly used causes dehydration and in turn causes callous formations, flaky skin, wrinkles and cracks. This ages the skin drastically.
At Kukura Wellness Spa we’re determined to help reduce toxic footprint. We cannot do anything about the active ingredients in the sanitizers we’re being bombarded with, BUT we can help combat the signs of dehydration and ageing on your hands caused by it. Exfoliating and moisturizing your hands is key to beautiful soft skin and using fresh natural products produces even better results.
Follow our recipes and instructions below and you’ll be amazed and in love your smooth skin.
Lemon and Sugar Hand Scrub
The Vitamin C in the lemon helps to lighten dark spots from sun exposure while sugar is a natural exfoliator, very effective in removing dead skin cells and softening callous areas.
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1 Tablespoon of olive oil (or coconut oil)
1/2 Lemon’s juice (keep the skin)
Add the oil to the sugar and then the lemon juice
Mix well until the consistency is like damp sand
Apply to the hands and rub them together
Use the skins of the lemon as an exfoliator and to add another sensation to your treatment
Rinse well with warm water
Apply hand cream
(you can save any leftovers in an airtight container for later use or scrub your feet while you’re at it ;0)
Avocado Hand Mask
We’re taking advantage of avo’s rich biotin levels (soften the skin and cuticles), yogurt’s lactic acid (for hydration and exfoliation), honey’s ability to attract moisture to the skin and the conditioning benefits of olive oil.
1/2 Ripe avo
1 tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon plain yogurt
Few drops of essential oil of your choice
Blend all ingredients together
Apply generously to your hands
Leave on for 10 – 20 minutes
Rinse with warm water
Apply hand cream
(Use any leftovers to treat your feet)
It is very important to take time for yourself and take care of yourself. While you’re waiting for your mask to reach it’s full healing potential, sit back and relax. Take this time to listen to your favorite music or audio book or to meditate. Remember to be kind to yourself.
When you’re ready to spoil yourself, choose and book your treatment at Kukura Wellness Spa for an ultimately luxurious wellness experience.