So far on this blog, you have read lots of my own opinions on great products or favorite finds, but today I am doing a review for a company that I just love. After the review there will be a Giveaway, so thanks to the great people behind Handana®!
Let me start by tellling you “Why.”
I sweat. Going into summer (Yea, sunshine!) I put sun lotion/block on my face. My face sweats. Sweat rolls into my eyes, and it is irritating to say the least, and burning to say more! The handana is like having a bandana wrapped around your hand to wipe away the sweat before you can’t see! I used it yesterday on my longer run, and I testing it doing what came naturally instead of thinking about how the company might think I would use it.
Here’s a pic of it on my hand. Please ignore, both how dry my skin in, and also how dirty my floor might be!
It was the nicest- hottest day yet this year, and I definitely used it to wipe my forehead and under where my sunglasses hit the bridge of my nose…this is right next to my eyes – now I was thinking this would be good for blowing my nose, which I sometimes do, during my run. This works great to wipe sweat or do a sideways nose-wipe, but not so much for actually blowing. That said, I looked at the Handana after my run, and was totally grossed out. It held all the make-up that I wiped off my forehead before it landed in my eyes. If you have sunscreen on, I imagine it will do the same and prevent it from going right in your eyes.
Now, let me tell you about the “What.”
Best said ,right from the company website, Handana® is:
- Made of SupplexTM LycraTM fabric that is soft, durable and wicks away moisture
- Comfortable, glove-like fit
- Multiple sizes and colors
- Machine washable
- Lightweight, natural fit around your hand
- Perfect for allergy sufferers and people who sweat
- Great for running, cycling, yoga, racquet sports and more!
- Made in the USA
I love that it is made in the USA. That is #1, and #2 it is really soft and non-irritating to have on my hand because it wicks away any moisture, and #3, I can throw it right in the wash…because it definitely got gross! And finally #4, I love the heartbreaking, yet so inspiring story behind the creator of Handana®.
The creator of Handana shared with me her incredible story of “Why” she invented the Handana and you can see it here:
The creator of Handana has a real mission to raise awareness about SJS, which is a severe reaction to medications (fact sheet) that caused her to have severe burns all over her body. After her recovery, she suffered from extreme sensitivity around her eyes due to scar tissue. Sweat made them just burn. She created the Handana® as a product that she herself would use and love, and then share it with others who also could benefit from its use.
Handana comes in over 20 colors and 5 sizes. You can purchase your own Handana® at www.myhandana.com.
But…for one lucky-duck winner, I have an awesome giveaway! A medium sized, yellow Handana- perfect color for summer!
Contest closes on Tuesday, April 28th, at 11:59 pm, EST. That is one week!
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