Our hands are our tools of expression. They are also pretty hard working – we constantly use them to do so many things through the day. We also subject our hands to harsh soaps, detergents minus any moisturiser. As a result, we often complain of how rough our hands feel, how old and tired they look. In fact, age starts showing on your hands faster than anywhere else. Here are 10 simple care tips to keep your hands happy and beautiful.
#1: Be kind and gentle to your hands and use a skin softening hand wash like Skin Cottage Lavender And Chamomile Extracts Hand Wash.
#2: Wear rubber gloves while washing dishes or gardening. Prolonged exposure to chemicals will damage the skin on your hands.
#3: Always massage in a hand cream after washing your hands. Apply to little damp skin. Try Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. Try not to get your hand wet immediately after moisturizing it
#4: Exfoliate your hands with a face scrub like Lotus Herbals Berry Scrub at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells. Massage well and rinse off.
#5: Use a creamy body butter to massage your hands up to your wrists after scrubbing. Do this at night so that the skin on your hands gets some time to repair. Try Health & Glow Shea Body Butter
#6: You can use combinations like rose water, glycerine, and lemon juice to keep your hands soft naturally.
#7: To ward off dry cuticles you can massage some almond oil like Dabur’s Pure Almond Oil on your cuticles once in a while. Resist the temptation to cut or bite off dry cuticles; it can cause fungal infection which is very tough to get rid of.
#8: Carry your own manicure tools like nail cutter, nail file, cuticle pusher when you go for professional manicure service. This works well for those with allergy or infection-prone skin.
#9: Use a nail brush like Bare Essentials Nail Brush with your hand wash to keep dirt off your nail bed. Use a nail buffer once in a while to smoothen nail ridges, and get them shining.
#10: Nail colours look great, but avoid wearing the same nail paint more than 5 days. Use an acetone-free nail polish remover to take off the colour, and then go nail polish free for at least two days to let your nails breathe.