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Last year for Christmas my friend brought me a few items from Avon, one of the items was a pair of white cotton gloves. Now these are not the type of gloves that you wear on a cold winter's day but ones you wear at night after applying hand cream to your hands to lock in the moisture.
I had always meant to buy myself a pair of these so the gift was a very welcomed one. My hands especially during the winter months do get rather dry and I am prone to breakouts of eczema at times between my fingers which is itchy and unpleasant.
The gloves themselves are plain white and made from 100% cotton. I think they currently sell for around £4.00 in the Avon books if you have an Avon rep near you. But I have also seen these available in Boots and Superdrug.
My gloves feel very soft and smooth which make wearing them very comfortable, they are also quite thin so do not feel to bulky either. I have had my gloves for nearly a year now and they are still in good condition even after being washed many times. I do not use the gloves every day, just about once per week when my hands need an extra bit of pampering.
To use the gloves I simply give my hands a nice thorough wash, apply my favourite hand cream and then pop on the gloves before getting into bed. When I wake up in the morning and take off the gloves my hands feel so soft and supple.
I have also used these gloves for another purpose which might sound a little odd. But earlier this year I went through a stage of scratching myself in my sleep, generally on my face or neck too. So I spend around a week wearing these gloves to stop myself from causing myself any harm. This worked brilliantly and prevented me from looking like I had fallen into a hedge!
I would certainly recommend these gloves for anyone who suffers with dry skin on their hands they certainly help to lock in moisture to you skin leaving you with lovely feeling hands. They are also very comfortable to wear and I do not even know I have got them on!
I had had my eye on a pair of these for a while. I have the socks version of these and really like them, so was hoping that the gloves would be as good. These gloves are from Boots number 7 range, which is exclusive to Boots and is also made by Boots. They wer eon sale for the price of six pounds. I had seen them other places cheaper, but quite often Boots do a five pounds off number seven voucher, and I knew I just had to wait for one of these to come out and the gloves would be a bargain at one pound. I finally snapped them up this week. For a pound even if they were awful I couldnt complain right? But I would be pretty annoyed that I had waited all that time and built my hopes up!
The gloves come in a clear plastic resealable case which is great as it keeps them fresh and stops them getting dirty and damaged between uses. The gloves themselves remind me of clown or fancy dress gloves! They do not go off the hand onto the arm at all, and they are thin, light and airy. They feel soft to the touch.
I loaded my hands up with moisturiser and slipped the gloves on. They were just right in fit, not too tight and uncomfortable or lose so they were hard to keep on. I did notice it was a one size fits all so I wondered if they would suit everyone.
I managed to leave them on most of the night and took them off whilst sleeping about three quarters of the way through. My hands felt soft and clean in the morning, they didnt feel clammy or greasy or anything and were not wrinkled like a prune either.
I have used these gloves several times and washed them several times now and they show no sign of getting any worse in condition at all.
Definitely a bargain for one pound, not so sure I can comment on their worth for six pounds when ranges like botanics are doing them cheaper, unless I have done a direct comparison.
Moisturising Gloves are a must for hard working hands. I brought a pair over two years ago form boots for £6. And I still use them to date every single night. They are made out of cotton, quite thin which makes it easy to wash and dry for the next night.
I exfoliate my hands too not just my face. Try removing the dead skin cells then apply cream then wear the gloves overnight. You will notice a difference in the morning. It took some time before I got used to sleeping with gloves on.
I think they are quite expensive but No7 from boots sell them for £6. Buy it when No7 give away that £5 off vouchers several times a year. You then get them for a £1. It would be nice to see them in different colours and a bit more fitted around the wrist as they do slide off while sleeping.
Another tip to keep you hands looking younger for longer is to dry brush them in circular motion towards the heart, 2-3 times a week. This improves the circulation. Basically treat them as well as your face.
When i was younger i worked in beauty and we were always advised that your hands are one of the places that really show the signs of ageing as you grow older. To be honest my hands are a pretty neglected part of my body and i really don't look after them all that well. They say that to help combat the signs of ageing you should smother your hands in a think cream before you go to bed and wear gloves over the top so that it sinks into your skin overnight. I have tried this and it does work wonders for your skin, my hands feel baby soft all the time...that said i did feel a bit silly sleeping in gloves and would generally wake up to find that i had somehow taken them off throughout the night. I also think some places over charge for these gloves, but overall they are a good idea and you can also buy the socks too if your feet need some tlc!
A pair of cotton moisturising gloves have become almost an essential in my beauty routine now. I have been reading for years in the glossy magazines that you should apply a thick layer of hand cream before bed, and then put on cotton gloves to help it soak in, but did I listen? No, no I didn't. This should be a warning to myself that Cosmo is always right!
I bought a pair of these gloves from the Avon brochure about six months ago. There are other places that sell them, however I don't think it really matters. The main thing that you need to look for is that they are either 100% cotton or else a very high percentage of cotton with a bit of lycra or elastane to make them stretch.
So why use the gloves? Well the idea of wearing the gloves is that they warm the hands up, allowing the nutrients from whatever hand cream you are using soak in whilst you sleep. Also with most hand creams if you put on a thick layer before bed, it would be transferring to every surface you touch, leaving everything covered in hand cream.
I have quite dry skin and in the cold weather especially I find that my hands get very chapped and sore, so it's important I moisturise regularly. One of the main problems I have is that I work long shifts, and I have to type, so applying a slippery hand cream is not always ideal. Not only that but I'm hopeless at remembering to take some with me, so being able to apply it before bed is ideal.
So do they work? Well yes, I'd say that they do. I have used my gloves with around four different hand creams now - all of different prices and qualities. I find that when using these gloves, I get much better results than when I just apply the hand cream itself during the day.
There was one hand cream I used - Burt's Bees Hand Salve - which was lovely, but very greasy and didn't absorb well. These gloves were a godsend when it came to using that, as I really saw the benefit of the product, but didn't have to worry about the greasy feeling.
I'd say I use these gloves around 4 or 5 times a week, and since doing so I haven't had dry skin on my hands at all which is fantastic. I suppose you do look a little bit strange sleeping with white gloves on, but it's a small price to pay if it means having beautiful hands!
I paid about £3.50 for a pair from Avon. At the moment I can't see them online, but they are selling a little hand care kit for £5 which includes a pair of the gloves plus emery boards and cuticle sticks. I'm sure if you tried eBay you could get a pair from there, as there are lots of Avon sellers on there.
Overall, I'd say these were a hand care essential. As I say I use mine several times a week, and my hands are much softer and more supple since doing so. Definitely recommended!!!
Our hands take a beating, we use our hands for everything this combined with chemicals, soaps and harsh weather can leave our hands feeling dry and sore.
Our hands show our age and they are always on show, we can't cover them up so we want them to look their best.
Since having my daughter 12 years ago I find that I have to wash my hands a lot more, and even more so now that I have a 1 year old. My hands seem to be in water a lot. In the winter my hands suffer, as the cold weather chaps my hands leaving my hands are dry and sore. The skin on my hands becomes dry and this causes the skin on my hands to crack and even bleed. It is very uncomfortable and it is probably the worse place to have dry sore skin. So if my hands are suffering it makes every day tasks uncomfortable and if my hands are feeling tender and I catch them on something this can cause the skin to break. Ouch!
When we get dry skin on other areas of our body we can moisturise and it is usually easier to soothe other areas that are not being moved as much. When it is on our hands it is not as easy because they are being used all the time, and if the skin is dry it is more likely to crack.
So I try very hard to take extra care of my hands during the winter months, and I'm always on the look out for anything that will help to protect my hands to avoid my hands from becoming dry and sore. Prevention is always better than cure.
In the cold winter months when I'm out and about walking I wear gloves to keep my hands warm and to protect them from the harsh elements. This helps prevent my hands from drying more. However wearing regular gloves in the house limits the movement in my hands, and makes certain tasks difficult.
One winter when my hands were suffering quite a bit, I went into my local chemist to ask for advice, to see what would be best to use on my hands to keep them hydrated and stop them from drying out,and also to help repair my hands. The helpful shop assistant showed me these cotton gloves; I had not seen these before so I thought I would try them.
When I got home I applied some hand cream into my sore hands and slipped the gloves on and instantly I noticed how comfortable they were. They sat tight against my skin and they stretched to the shape of my hands like a second skin. They gave instant relief and I was able to continue with my daily activities, and I still had full use and movement with my hands and the skin on my hands was not feeling tight and sore and did not crack every time I opened or closed my hands. This was great! I finally found something that I could wear in the house to protect and help repair my hands. I just had to get some more!
They are extremely comfortable and it is easy to do general daily tasks that don't require you getting your hands wet. Also they stop your hands from feeling as cold. The heat also helps creams to penetrate into your skin better. I can easily type and still have full use of my hands whilst doing so. They are lightweight and you can still grip well. Another reason why these are good is that when you apply hand creams once you put the gloves on the cream is absorbed into your skin a lot better, so you are not transferring the cream onto everything you touch. Since having my son I also find it good to wear these after applying hand cream, to stop the cream on my hands from being transferred on to my baby's delicate skin.
After wearing these for 20 minutes you should notice a difference in the appearance of your hands, and if you want to give your hands a good treatment then you can wear these in bed so instead of all the cream you have just put on your hands, going all over your covers it stays on your hands.
You can use these gloves with any hand cream or lotion. As a general tip when you apply cream to your hands it is better to apply a thin layer, and massage in well and then apply another thin layer over the top this works much better than putting on a generous amount and it is easier to work it into the skin.
These gloves are made from 95% cotton and 5% lycra, they wash well and are excellent value for money they last for a long time and retain there elasticity well.
I have several pairs of these, and have found that they are not sold in many places but I have found them in Boots and the Body Shop and some good chemists may have them. They can also be bought online from Amazon. They can generally cost between £3.99 - £7.00.
My only gripe about these is that they are aimed more towards ladies and I have not been able to find any in high street stores that fit my partner's hands comfortably. Although they stretch on to his hands they could do with being a little bigger as they seem to be a rather tight fit around the fingers and do not quite cover the whole hand. However I have since found them online and they come in a range of sizes for both adults and children.
Here is a link to a site that sells similar styles of cotton gloves that also offer different sizes:
I have not ordered from this site as of yet, but will do when I need more of these as they seem very good value for money from here.
Not only are these gloves good for treating and protecting sore hands, they are also suitable for eczema sufferers.
I am so happy that I found these and I will continue to buy and use them. I highly recommend them to anyone who suffers with their hands.
Cotton Moisturising Sleep Gloves for use after hand cream has been applied