Gardening is a great hobby that can offer you a ton of different benefits, improve the appearance of your landscaping, and provide you with fresh fruits and veggies! However, gardening can also be hard work that leaves your muscles sore and is rough on the skin. While gardening is not the simplest of hobbies and can become a lot of work to maintain, many people see the beauty and value in creating their own gardens and will put in the time and effort that is needed.
From splinters to bug bites and cracked skin to sunburns, a gardener’s skin is exposed to a lot. Because of this, it is important for you to make a conscious effort to take care of your skin and develop a proper skin care routine that can help keep your skin as healthy as possible.
At Sweet Grass Farm, we offer natural body care and home care products that you will love. From lotions and soaps made with natural ingredients and fragrances to plant-based dish soap, we have everything you need to switch to more natural products. While all of our skin care items can be beneficial to your skin, we have a collection made specifically with gardeners in mind.
Our gardening essentials collection is full of the products you need to properly care for your skin. We also wanted to help you care for your skin by giving you some skin care tips just for gardeners! If you have recently picked up gardening or you don’t know how to properly care for your skin as a gardener, read on.
Invest in Gloves
Gloves are a must if you are planning on spending hours a week in the garden. With good gardening gloves, you will be able to protect your hands from thorns, splinters, cuts, and so much more. You will want to make sure that you choose a good glove that will last you for years. A high-quality leather glove is a great option that will keep your hands protected as you enjoy your time in the garden. Make sure the glove is comfortable and fits well, you will want something that you don’t mind wearing for a while. Investing in gloves that are durable and high-quality will be a game-changer for those who garden regularly.
Spending hours outside in the sun is many people’s definition of a good day. But heading back inside only to find out that you got a major sunburn can be a huge buzz kill. As a gardener, or anyone who spends hours outside for that matter, you should always make sure you wear sunscreen. Even when it is cloudy out, your skin can still be damaged by the sun’s harmful rays. Not only are sunburns not fun to deal with, but sun damage can also lead to premature aging and serious illness, such as skin cancer. You will want a sunscreen that is broad spectrum and protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays. By applying sunscreen daily, you will be able to avoid burns and keep your skin safe and healthy!
Take Care of Splinters Right Away
Splinters hurt but it is easy to brush them off as a problem that you can take care of later. However, it is easy to forget about the splinter, which may lead to an infection. This is why it is important to remove a splinter quickly if you ever get one while gardening. If your gardening shovel is old, it may increase your chances of getting splinters. If you ever do get a splinter while gardening, you will want to stop what you are doing and remove it.
While some splinters can be difficult to remove, here is a tip you can try! Dab some baby oil on the spot where the splinter is located before trying to slide it out. If you are able to get it out, dab some antiseptic cream on the spot to help stop an infection. If you are unable to remove the splinter this easily, you can try using drawing salve. Getting the splinter out as soon as possible will help you avoid infections.
Prepare For Bugs
As a gardener, you will be spending a lot of time around bugs and their natural habitat. This means that you will most likely get a bite or a sting from time to time. While most of these bug bites may not be anything to worry or fuss about, you should be prepared to treat them when you need to. Keep bite and sting cream handy so that you can treat these quickly before getting back to your gardening. If you get stung, be sure to remove the stinger as soon as you can. Like splinters, you will want to make sure you don’t just brush this off. While your body will naturally push it out over time, it is better to remove it as soon as you can.
Use a Moisturizer
When you work with your hands a lot, whether it is through gardening, woodworking, or whatever else it may be, your hands are going to be rough. Developing a skin care routine will help keep your working hands soft and healthy. After a day of working in the garden, give yourself a manicure. Create a hand soak with warm water and oatmeal. This is a great option for sore and itchy hands. After your soak, be sure to use a heavy-duty moisturizer to help keep your hands soft and prevent cracking. You can use a healing therapeutic ointment on any cuts or other wounds to help heal your hands. Make sure to use lotion daily to help keep your hands as soft and moisturized as possible. Creating a routine can help you keep your hands healthy!
Use Good Products
You will want to make sure you are using high-quality skin care products. The gardening essentials collection from Sweet Grass Farm is a great option! In this collection, we offer barrier cream, hand scrub, hand therapy, muscle balm, insect spray, and bar soap, made with all-natural ingredients. These products are inspired by life on the farm and use ingredients that are beneficial for the skin! If you are a gardener, these skin care products can help you keep your hands healthy and happy.
Sweet Grass Farm offers a ton of different natural products for the home and body. We know you will love our fragrant products and the fact that they are made with all-natural ingredients. Shop through our collections to find something you need and be sure to take care of those gardening hands! Contact us with any questions you may have.