Hand Care


With a dream to posses beautiful hands, your reality must know the ways to care for your hands. The right skin cream, waxing, nail paints and Manicure Tools won’t be enough to care for your hands.

A hand massage is also recommended as often as possible. It is relaxing, and increases the circulation that could help in eliminating little aches and pains that may be due to overuse and abuse. This can be done after washing or bathing, every night before going to bed or after particularly strenuous activity. Use a light moisturizer every time. For really rough, coarse skin, slather on generous amounts of moisturizing cream and slip on a pair of cotton gloves before going to bed.

The key to keeping the hands looking younger is to moisturize daily, if possible after every hand washing because the combination of the lack of sebaceous glands and constant use can cause peeling and cracking of the skin, and nothing is less attractive than peeling skin. Eventually as well, the hands will become permanently wrinkled and look old. Try to protect hands from the sun and keep them dry as water left on the skin will evaporate and further dry the skin out.

For a little extra pampering, it may be a good idea to treat your hands to an herbal or oil batch using an infusion of chamomile or sage in one quart of water. Soak hands for about 20 minutes then dry thoroughly before applying a rich moisturizer, such as a mixture of one teaspoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add 1 tbsp of the herbal infusion and apply to the hands.
When skin tone is a bit blotchy, try rubbing some lemon on the skin to even it out. Keep your hands warm for overall health. When doing dishes, the laundry or any activity that will damage hands and nails such as gardening, wear rubber gloves lined with cotton. After washing the hands, pat dry and apply a lactic acid-based moisturizer to bind water to the skin more effectively.

Part of the hand that is given some attention is the nails but a manicure should be used in moderation because over-application of nail polish may stain and dry nails. Also ensure that the implements used are clean and free from bacteria to prevent an infection. Avoid sharp angles when shaping the nails and file only in one direction using a fine file.

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