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Why Dads Love Outdoor Hands

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With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought it was appropriate to focus our monthly Facebook giveaway on dads, sending an Outdoor Hands prize pack full of our products to one hardworking father. Because being a dad takes a special type of person.

Outdoor Hands Skin Therapy Cream was created by a clinical pharmacist with all organic oils and botanical extracts. Whether you’re an outdoorsy dad, a fixer upper dad, or just enjoy running around with your kids, Skin Therapy Cream is a must have. Keeping a tube around will get your hands back to being as soft as your baby’s bottom.

 

I purchased for my husband who has sandpaper hands. He has a skin condition which makes his hand dry and cracked all the time. I’ve tried to get him to use so many products from Clinique’s Moisterizing Lotion (which he does like for his face), Palmer’s cocoa butter, Shea butter, Hemp hand protector from The Body Shop and nothing worked 100% and/or it made his hands super greasy. He really, really, liked this cream.” – Blake, Online Review

“The best lotion I ever found for dry hands.” – Online Review

What better gift to give than a dry skin remedy this Father’s Day? Order Skin Therapy Cream for your dad, your husband, your grandfather, and see how a little blend of organic oils and botanical oils goes a long way.

Eczema, Stress, and What To Do About It

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April is National Stress Awareness Month, and experts have known for years that stress can cause skin irritations. If you have eczema or psoriasis, stress can go as far as causing an outbreak. Redness, itching, bumps, dryness – it’s not exactly the way you want to ring in the warm seasons.

That’s where we come in.

First, the way you handle and manage stress is important. Minimize your stress by getting enough sleep and exercise, finding a support system, and making time somewhere in your busy schedule to relax. In the meantime, grab a tube of our Skin Therapy Cream, so you can get fast relief from unwanted breakouts while you take measures to de-stress, which can take time.

Lynn H. is one of our customers in Texas, and this is what she had to say about the effect Skin Therapy Cream had on her fiancé’s eczema:    

Relief at last. My fiancé has played havoc for the last two years trying to control a skin condition that doctors say is genetic and one of the worst cases they have seen in a very long time. He has always had beautiful skin but with his 48th birthday came this problem. He was covered from the top of his head to his feet in oozing sores and rashes that promised to be the next crisis. Severe Eczema was his diagnosis and it has sent us to the emergency room many times over the last two years because it would turn to staph almost overnight. We have been to doctor after doctor and they all said that he would battle this for the rest of his life.

We’ve tried creams and ointments of all kinds, prescriptions as well as over the counter and nothing gave him relief. I made a frenzied search to find something that would at least help with his dry skin if not the issue at hand. One day I happened upon a local store, “LOST CREEK” in our hometown of Mineola, TX and the salesperson told me that she used this product called “OUTDOOR HANDS; TOUGH not ROUGH.”

It is the only thing we’ve been able to use that didn’t irritate the problem worse, so we’ve be loyal patrons ever since. The amazing thing is that his skin has cleared up 75/80 percent better and we’ve only been using it for about three months. Wish you could package it in tubs! We can’t think of anything else that could’ve been more a blessing for his upcoming 50th birthday, Thank you.”

Lynn is just one of our is just one of our customers who have found relief from eczema and psoriasis symptoms. Just a pea size amount works on hands, elbows, legs, or any affected area. Get yours today here (and remember to de-stress).

Spring Skin Care Tips

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March 2017

Skin Therapy

Even when you moisturize diligently, winter weather is harsh on your skin. Especially if you’re the type to face winter head-on for work or one of your outdoor hobbies. In our hometown of Aiken, South Carolina, we know how quickly warm weather hits, so we’re here to give you some tips on getting your skin ready.   

Exfoliate. This is the first step of getting rid of those dry and rough layers that your skin has formed due to the harsh weather. Wash away those dead skin cells once or twice a week, then make sure to moisturize after.

Moisturize. After exfoliating, it’s important to moisturize to keep your skin fresh feeling (and looking). Since Outdoor Hands does not contain petrolatum (also known as petroleum jelly), it’s fully absorbed by the skin at a faster rate. Tip: use our product right after showering to trap as much moisture in as possible.

Apply sunscreen. No matter where you live, using sunscreen is important when transitioning from winter to spring. Even if temperatures don’t reach bathing suit weather quite yet, the sun still has an effect on the skin. Spring is also high risk time for sunburn, so lather up if you know you’ll be outdoors for a long period of time.

Chose creams over lotions. You may not have known that there’s a difference between the two, but when it comes to your skin, it’s a big one. Lotions are watery, which evaporates faster and leaves skin in worse condition than before. On the other hand, creams are rich in oils (organic oils, in our case). These work better to trap in moisture and keep your skin smoother for a longer period of time. Since our Skin Therapy Cream is rich in oils, it only requires a pea size amount to start repairing dry skin!

Don’t forget the rest of the skin that usually gets neglected in the winter – your legs, knees, elbows, etc. Outdoor Hands works to beat dry skin everywhere, so stock up for spring and get ready for warm weather!

Stock Up for Six More Weeks of Winter

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Earlier this month, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and told us we’d be getting six more weeks of winter. And while many of us enjoy the winter, our skin still suffers from it. Not just our hands, either. Our lips, face, elbows, and feet all dry out if not cared for properly.

Luckily, we have two great products to get our customers through the cold: Skin Therapy Cream and Lip Therapy Balm. They fit almost anywhere – your jacket pocket, diaper bag, ski bag, etc. But don’t let their size fool you – we’ve created our products with ingredients that actually work, so they will last you the whole season:  

“This is a really great lotion for those of us with really dry hands in the winter time. The best factor is the fact that it’s not oily and dries quickly.” – Will, Online Review

“We discovered this cream during the winter of 2012/2013. Not only is it non-greasy and odorless, it fixed my hubby’s fingers that were always cracked and dry in the cold weather. Naturally, I tried it too, though I didn’t have his problem. It has been a God send for him the last two winters and we’ll not be without it, especially in colder temps. We first found it at a business called Tractor Supply. It goes on easily and isn’t at all tacky or yucky like so many hand creams can be.” – Lou, Online Review

“The BEST hand cream on the market! I have extremely dry skin with cracking in the cooler months but with the continued use of this great cream, my hands stay in great shape! Will not be without it!” – Ernie, Online Review

Let’s not forget about our Lip Therapy Balm:

“One of my favorite lip balms! I’m out in the cold often and my lips tend to crack in the corners and get chaped easy, this stuff not only helps heal, but also protects. For the past year, I havent had any chap or cracking issues with daily use! Great, GREAT stuff!” – Brian, Online Review

“I bought this at a local country store. My lips were so chapped that I needed something different than the usual stuff at the drugstore (that I have to keep applying). Lip Therapy is so good that I only use it every other day. It has no weird taste (just slightly minty) and is smooth like an emollient rather than a wax. In fact, it worked so well that I searched online to see if they made something for hands(they do)and I ordered it right on Amazon. Getting it tomorrow.” – Joan, Online Review

Prepare yourself for the next six weeks! We have deals on both of our winter essentials! View them here, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

Lip Therapy Balm Breakdown

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In the winter, we make extra effort in caring for our skin. We stock up on hand creams and lip balms as the weather gets colder, most of us without taking a glance at the ingredient list. Here at Outdoor Hands, we use organic oils and botanical extracts for all of our products. But what is in those oils and extracts that make it work so well? In our Lip Therapy Balm Breakdown, we’ll tell you!

 

The Ingredients

Coconut oil is one of the key ingredients in our Lip Therapy Balm. It’s full of antioxidants, so it eliminates dead skin cells and nourishes it. Because it is absorbed into the skin so quickly, it starts repairing damaged skin at a faster rate.

Shea butter is another main ingredient and a natural fatty acid, which adds richness and aids in treating cracks and dryness in the skin. It can also improve skin conditions such as eczema and the itch and redness that is associated with it. (That’s why we’ve got it in our Skin Therapy Cream too.)  

 

Our customers say that what differentiates Lip Therapy Balm from other lip products is that it lasts, and they don’t have to keep reusing it frequently throughout the day. That was the goal when creating our product, because when you’re working hard, the last thing you want to do is take time to tend to your chapped lips every half hour.

 

I bought this [Lip Therapy Balm] at a local country store. My lips were so chapped that I needed something different than the usual stuff at the drugstore (that I have to keep applying). Lip Therapy is so good that I only use it every other day.” – Joan, Amazon Review

 

To lock that nourishment and moisture from the coconut oil and shea butter in, we added beeswax to the mix. Also known as cera alba, beeswax is another one of our main ingredients. It creates a layer over the skin to protect the added moisture and seals it in, and one of the reasons one ½ oz. tube lasts all winter!

 

We’ve got a pretty lengthy ingredient list of oils and extracts, all of which bring play a role in keeping your skin refreshed and smooth. To view the rest of our ingredients, click here and on the product you’d like to view.
Like what you see? Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for skin care tips and giveaways!

Why Outdoor Hands Makes the Best Stocking Stuffer

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Our customers love Outdoor Hands, especially this time of year. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for the whole family, because no one likes dry skin or cracked lips. See what our customers have to say about our winter favorites:

“After filling everyone else’s Christmas stocking, you’ll actually want to keep a bottle of this one for yourself.” – Mitzi Smith, Written Reality 

“This hand cream is not greasy or slimy like other lotions. Allows your hands to heal for the stresses of the outdoors and the winter weather. Great for those who work with their hands, and those whose hands take a beating from hand sanitizers, chemicals, etc.” – Walgreens Review

“Many hand soaps and detergents dry my skin. Outdoor Hands is effective, long lasting, and has little odor. I’m sensitive to perfumes and fragrances, Outdoor Hands is perfect for men and women who want a product that relieves dry skin without perfumes, fancy packaging or exotic ingredients. It just works.” – Jon, drugstore.com

While our Skin Therapy Cream works anywhere you have dry or cracked skin, you can’t forget to take care of your lips. Lip Therapy Balm alleviates chapped lips and fits perfectly in a stocking, too!

“Used this nightly throughout the winter and had no problem with chapped lips. Product works great… I recommend it and will purchase more in the future.” – D., Amazon

“One of my favorite lip balms! I’m out in the cold often and my lips tend to crack in the corners and get chapped easy, this stuff not only helps heal, but also protects. For the past year, I haven’t had any chap or cracking issues with daily use! Great, GREAT stuff!” – Brian, Amazon

Last but not least, we even got approval from Santa Claus on Facebook.

One stop shop for your stocking stuffers here. Get your Skin Therapy Cream or Lip Therapy Balm for the whole family, and free shipping when you spend over $30!  Happy holidays!

Celebrate Healthy Skin Month and Use Outdoor Hands!

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November is Healthy Skin Month, perhaps in preparation for winter weather coming up. Our Skin Therapy Cream is made with organic oils and botanical extracts, so it keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day, even after washing your hands. How is our cream different than the others out there? See what our customers have to say:

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This is a fantastic cream that absorbs quickly and keep your hands feeling softer longer. It makes you feel like you are donning invisible gloves that will protect your hands for hours.” – Anonymous, Online Review

“I’ve had trouble with cracked fingers for many years now. I’ve tried a number of products, including vaseline, etc. (can’t recall the names of all I’ve tried.) For about 2 years now I’ve been using Amlactin, which seemed to work well, but I’m still experiencing split skin at my finger tips. I decided to give Outdoor Hands Intense Healing Cream a try, and found that it worked better than any other creams or lotions I’ve tried so far. After about two weeks use, the cracks on my finger tips have completely gone away.” – Greg, California, Online Review

Healthy Skin Month is not only about educating people on how to protect skin all year long. It’s also to spread awareness for more serious skin conditions. Our Skin Therapy Cream provides relief from eczema and psoriasis and the pain, itch, and redness that comes with it. We love hearing of how we’ve helped our customers who are living with serious skin conditions!

My fiancé has played havoc for the last two years trying to control a skin condition that doctors say is genetic and one of the worst cases they have seen in a very long time. He has always had beautiful skin but with his 48th birthday came this problem. He was covered from the top of his head to his feet in oozing sores and rashes that promised to be the next crisis. Severe Eczema was his diagnosis and it has sent us to the emergency room many times over the last two years because it would turn to staph almost overnight. We have been to doctor after doctor and they all said that he would battle this for the rest of his life. We’ve tried creams and ointments of all kinds, prescriptions as well as over the counter and nothing gave him relief. I made a frenzied search to find something that would at least help with his dry skin if not the issue at hand. One day I happened upon a local store, “LOST CREEK” in our hometown of Mineola, TX and the sales person told me that she used this product called “OUTDOOR HANDS; TOUGH not ROUGH.” It is the only thing we’ve been able to use that didn’t irritate the problem worse, so we’ve be loyal patrons ever since. The amazing thing is that his skin has cleared up 75/80 percent better and we’ve only been using it for about three months. Wish you could package it in tubs! We can’t think of anything else that could’ve been more a blessing for his upcoming 50th birthday, Thank you.” – Lynn, Online Review

“This stuff is amazing. I have eczema on my hands. And it is an awful skin condition. Relief is very hard to come by. But when I tried this cream that my good friend had for her extreme dry hands, I was just amazed. I put it on once, and my hands were just brought back to life. It was like an instant cure. I couldn’t get my hand on this product fast enough. I went home and ordered my own. I just love it. I put it on all day long. I absolutely love that it is not a greasy lotion like most I have used.” – Bonnie, Amazon Review

No matter the severity of your skin, Outdoor Hands can help. Stock up for the winter and get yours here for just $10 per tube!

Outdoor Hands Customers Love Our Skin Therapy Cream!

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Outdoor Hands Skin Therapy Cream was the first of our line of products. Clinical pharmacist Austin Gore developed his first tube for his wife who struggled to find a remedy for her cracked and dry hands. He created a blend of botanical extracts and organic oils which healed her hands without leaving a greasy residue. Our customers have used Skin Therapy Cream on their elbows, legs, feet, anywhere they experience cracks in their skin! Check out what others have to say about it:    

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I started using Outdoor Hands Skin Therapy Cream after undergoing five months of chemotherapy for breast cancer. One of the side effects from chemo was an itchy, dry rash on my right hand and fingers. It even started spreading up my forearm. That’s when I started applying Outdoor Hand daily and it started to disappear. I will continue using it now because I love how it feels. Also, I have read that it is great for side effects for radiation, which I will begin soon. If you know someone going through chemo and/or radiation, I encourage you to get Outdoor Hand Skin Cream for them right away.” – Sharon, Amazon Review

“My hands suffer in the winter up here in NY where it is dry and cold. This product is the first that I have come across that helps heal the cracked skin and keeps it away.” – Brett, Amazon Review

“Read the reviews and took a chance. I’m a nurse and wash my hands a million times a day and dry doesn’t begin to describe the condition mine are in. I am always searching for a hand cream to help even a little. I am amazed at how well this cream worked on the first application. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The dryness just plain disappeared. My hands are soft and feel like velvet. I am so excited I’m telling all my coworkers and I’m buying a tube for them to try at work. Oh and it’s now my leg cream and arm cream and I even put some on my lips. I absolutely love it!” – Rocklin, Amazon Review

“Love this stuff. I have small kids & I am constantly washing my hands. This really helps w/ dry hands.” – Keri, Amazon Review

Get your Skin Therapy Cream here! All you need is a pea sized amount each use, so our 3.4 oz. tube will last you all season!

What Customers Love About Lip Therapy Balm

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Outdoor Hands Lip Therapy Balm is designed to heal and bring relief to chapped and dry lips. Like all of our products, it is made with organic oils and botanical extracts for added moisture. With a refreshing mint flavor, it leaves your lips feeling cool. But don’t just take our word for it; see what others have to say about it:

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“Not many people know that I suffer from eczema. It can get pretty gnarly, and more embarrassingly pop up in places like my lips. Finding a lip balm that soothes and treats the pain I experience from my condition is crucial, and I’ve tried so many brands. Outdoor Hands saw my complaints on Twitter and were kind enough to send me a free sample. I am instantly in love because my lips feel cool, smooth, and FINALLY moisturized. Plus, it tastes amazing.” – Kaytra, Instagram

I love it! It’s much better than Chapstick or Burts Bees!” – Makinzie

This makes your lips so smooth and tastes good too!” – Nancy, Amazon Review

“Best lip balm ever! Got it just in time for dry weather.” – Adelaide, Twitter

“I had bad chapped lips and they healed in just two days. I am totally going to buy more!” – Kaeli, Twitter

Grab your tube today for just $3, or stock up and get 4 tubes for $10 here! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for future giveaways and promo codes!   

The National Park Service Turns 100

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What is more “outdoorsy” than the National Park Service? If you said not much, you’re right!
And it’s a known fact we love the outdoors. We’re not called Outdoor Hands for just any ole’ reason!

So any outdoor celebration is one we like to celebrate.

national park service logoDid you know the National Park Service celebrated a birthday August 25th? Not just any birthday, but their centennial birthday. That’s right, the National Park Service turned 100 – and all us outdoor people are still celebrating!

The NPS centennial kicked of a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging our communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

NPS Centennial Coin Collection

The United States Mint is commemorating the National Park Service’s Centennial by issuing three limited-edition coins. The collection includes a five-dollar gold coin, a silver dollar, and a half dollar clad coin, all appropriately crafted with images of iconic park features, cultural heritage and the exploration of nature, and the National Park Service’s well recognized logo, the Arrowhead.

If you’re a coin collector, then this is a must-have in your collection. To learn more or to order your collection, visit the United States Mint website.

NPS Centennial Stamps

If you enjoy specialty, non-traditional stamps for your mail, the U.S. Postal Service has you in luck. 16 new Forever stamps featuring our nation’s national parks have been released in celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial.
Learn more about the new NPS postage stamps.

Find Your Park

With 412 national parks around the country, there’s sure to be one within a short driving distance. Every park has its own unique, special features, so grab your gear, don’t forget your supply of Outdoor Hands goods, and go explore the beauty of nature our nation has to offer!

Don’t know where the closest national park is to you, or looking for a certain feature in a park? Visit http://findyourpark.com/