Fifty-five percent of all skin problems in food handlers and the catering industry are caused by contact with water, soaps and detergents. Whether you are the chief cook, or you work as a food service professional, the abuse your hands take with constant exposure to bacteria-laden raw meats, acidic produce, dry skin from extreme heat, or just the sheer frequency with which your hands must be washed, can take its toll on the health of your skin. Dry skin, excessive heat, associated with the high heats common in kitchens whether in the work place or home environment, and frequent washings can cause cracks in the skin that can be inviting to microscopic threats.
Your skin is most exposed to harmful chemicals in everyday work environments. When constant exposure to heat and moisture strip away its natural protective barrier, a Multi-Active Hand Cream can help to protect your skin. It is important to take good care of skin, especially as a chef, you are exposed to the heat of grilling and steam in the kitchen.
Don’t let the drying, damaging effects of cooking and cleaning spoil your enjoyment. Made it a ritual to moisturize both face and body daily. Wash your face at least twice at work. Use a mild, non-drying cleanser, lotion, and moisturize. Make sure you don’t over dry your skin though. Soothe your skin after the heat with Phyto-Aromatic Mist for immediate hydration. In the evening after cleansing and toning, before using the cream, apply 5 to 7 drops of Soothing Propolis Concentrate. This richly repairing micro-emulsified gel contains a high concentration of Propolis from the Jura Mountains of France. Combined with Lavender, Propolis Concentrate calms, heals, and truly enriches your skin. Antibacterial and decongesting, this vaso-constricting formulation alleviates microcirculation problems and strengthens your fragile skin.