Hygiene Habits with a Dewy Afterglow

Aimee Werner

Posted on March 13 2020



If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll know that washing your hands is a staple in modern society. It’s been ingrained in our brain so much that it’s almost second nature. However, you’d be surprised at how many of us don’t wash our hands enough. Let us remind you that hand washing can prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Washing your hands can also decrease the chances of you contracting an illness such as the common cold or flu.

We’re here to bring you a few tips on washing your hands as well as keeping your skin moisturized and looking healthy. Washing your hands regularly with standard hand soap can lead to dryness and itchiness all in the name of good hygiene. And while we’re big advocates of staying healthy here at Whish, we also want your skin feeling great after you’ve done your part to stay hygienically aware.

Wash Your Hands… Often

This might seem a bit overboard but washing your hands should be done frequently. Most people wash their hands before and after dinner as well as after using the bathroom. But according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you should wash your hands during the following:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage


That’s a lot of hand washing, right? Imagine all the hand soap and hand sanitizer you’ll have to use. Hand soap can effectively remove the germs and bacteria from your hand, they can also remove the natural oils that your skin secretes. This can also leave your skin feeling dry and itchy. In addition, hand sanitizers contain at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol dries up your skin when used in skincare products. With the amount of hand washing that is recommended each day, your skin may begin to feel dry, rough, and itchy.

Finding a way to bring back moisture into your skin? We’re here to help!


Hands Clean But Look Dull? Let’s Remedy That



Whish’s Rice Milk + Rose Hand Remedy is a powerfully effective moisturizer that leaves your hands looking bright and healthy. The Hand Remedy is made of alpha hydroxy acid, a group of plant derived acids used in a variety of skincare products, that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, as well as glycolic acid, made from sugar cane and can act as an exfoliant, to lighten any brown spots. Have fine lines and wrinkles as well? Kiss that goodbye with the Rice Milk + Rose Hand Remedy.

Whish’s Rice Milk + Rose Hand Remedy smoothens, brightens and exfoliates skin all at once. All you need is to apply a small amount to your hands as needed and your skin will immediately have that soothing moisture it had lacked before. Add this to your hand washing ritual and you won’t be disappointed.


Give the Rest of Your Skin a Good Scrub

While the point of this article is mostly focused on your hands, we should not neglect the rest of your skin. After all, your skin is the human body’s largest organ. While your hands can get extremely dry from products such as hand soaps, hand sanitizers, and other harsh chemicals, the rest of your skin can also get dry for various reasons. Dry and itchy skin can be a result of weather-related reasons like cold weather and dry air, unbalanced skin pH, or inadequate hydration. 

Whish’s Sugar Scrub exfoliates and moisturizes extremely dry skin, leaving you feeling like you’ve shed old skin and regenerated new skin. (OK, that’s not entirely true, but you get the gist.) This sugar scrub renews skin with vitamin E extract and organic avocado oil—versatile ingredients that can help skin in various ways such as hydration. The ingredients in this scrub have very high moisturizing properties making this the ideal solution to dry skin of all types. A good sugar scrub can make all the difference with your skin, which is why the Whish Sugar Scrub is the perfect choice to bring back that radiating dewy look you absolutely love. The Whish Sugar Scrubs comes in four scents—coconut, lemongrass, pomegranate, and lavender.

When using our Sugar Scrub, apply a small amount to either damp or dry skin and spread over the desired area. Rinse off with warm water either in the shower or the bath.


Wash Your Hands—Whish Style!

Let’s circle back to the original intent of this article—to keep your hands free of germs as well as moisturized. Whish’s Pink Champagne Sink Side Hand Set makes this the perfect combination to your hand washing routine. Whish’s Hand Soap is sulfate-free and made of organic shea butter, organic raspberry butter, organic chamomile, organic cucumber extract and organic aloe. Nothing harsh sounding about that, right? This hand soap does the job and does it well.

But wait! There’s more! After you’re done with the hand soap, moisturize with our hand cream made of organic sunflower seed oil, organic shea butter, organic chamomile, organic marigold, and organic aloe. This set allows you to sanitize your hands and then quickly moisturize right after. A winning combination in our opinion.

We understand that washing your hands is a very important way to keep from spreading germs and contracting illnesses, but we don’t want to just stop there. These helpful reminders on the importance of hygiene bring into light just how delicate your skin can be. It’s our duty to keep our skin in tip top shape and give off that glowing appearance. In a world where we’re exposed to so much, it’s easy to forget to take care of our skin—which is why Whish is here to remind you that your skin always deserves some love!