Want to get the baby-soft hands of a pampered aristocrat? 

It’s so easy. 

Start by doing no work. Literally, like none at all. Don’t even think about buttoning up your own clothes; you have people for that. 

Already stuck on step one? Same. Thankfully it doesn’t take an army of servants to pamper and protect your hands. It will take just a little bit of work but nothing a modern-day queen can’t handle. 

All day

Beauty begins from within, so be kind and make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day. How much water should you drink depends on your sex, weight, activity, and climate. A good rule is about one-half to one ounce of water for every pound you weigh.

Don’t like the taste of plain water? Try a water flavor enhancer. They come in a ton of flavors, and some are specialized for rehydration, detoxification, or a collagen boost. A simple squeeze of fresh lemon works, too. 

Every day

In this post-Covid world, we’re washing our hands between 5 to 10+ times a day. Every wash-up is an opportunity for our hands to lose some of the protective barrier that keeps our hands soft. Every time you wash and dry your hands, make sure to replenish that lost moisture with a hydrating hand cream or balm. 

Not all hand creams are created equal so be sure to look for active ingredients that work to lock in moisture. One we love is the Gardener’s Hand Repair blended from plant extracts, oatmeal, and shea butter. 

✅ Oatmeal is great for dry, flaky skin that’s prone to breakouts. It’s rich in skin-feeding nutrients that help fortify the natural skin barrier. 

✅ Shea butter is an anti-inflammatory and may have anti-aging properties. For certain, it’s nutrient dense and rich in fatty acids that help soften skin. 

✍️ Pro-tip: A smart queen knows it’s nearly impossible to slay with a handful of nasty germs and just as not all hand balms are equal, neither are all hand sanitizers. The Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizing Aloe Vera is composed of 66% alcohol (exceeding the CDC’s recommended minimum of 60%) that kills 99.99% of bacteria present. The aloe vera comes in clutch, preventing hands from drying out.

Every night

As part of your bedtime regime, slather on your favorite hand cream and slip on a pair of cotton or aloe-infused gloves. Overnight, as the skin repairs itself, it will absorb all the good stuff that helps shore up your natural skin barrier. Wake up to baby-soft hands that will last all day long.

Avoid gloves made of materials that don’t allow your skin to breathe like leather or plastic. Keep a couple of pairs in rotation and launder regularly so that you always have a fresh pair handy at night.

Every week

Once a week, take a load off and give your hands the royal treatment: a super deep moisturizing mask. These typically take from 20 minutes to an hour, so consider a mini-digital detox from your phone while you let your hands take a break from endless scrolling.

The Thermal Moisturizing Hand Mask is a bit more posh than a conventional mask because of its unique gold foil glove-style delivery. It’s not just for looks though you may not be able to stop practicing your best Royal Wave. The foil uses your own body heat to help active ingredients like Argan Oil, Shea Butter, and Aloe Vera to penetrate deep. 

✅ Argan oil is chock full of fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acid which helps “plump up” skin, fend off pollutants like smoke, and protect from harmful UV rays.

✅ Aloe vera soothes skin irritated from abrasions and sun exposure. It’s also loaded with anti-aging vitamin C and E, and beta-carotene.

✍️ Pro-tip: Posh people know the importance of leisure which is why it’s a great idea to give your manicure a holiday from the gels, acrylics, and polish if only for a few days. Use a simple 3-Surface Nail Shiner to buff nails into a high polish for a paired-down “quiet luxury” manicure moment.