Hey you beautiful,
How is the weekend treating you.??? I am enjoying my lazy relaxing ‘Me time’…!!! wink
Have you ever thought; when you meet and greet someone, you either shake your hand, wave your hand or do a namaste. So, technically after your face, your hands are the most noticeable part. Since they are notable, it is always a good idea to keep them soft and clean. This post is all about the tips to keep your hands soft and presentable.
Why our hands need a good care.
- Hands, being one of the most important part of our body, get exposed more to weather, water etc
- They tend to get dry and rough with bad weather or in the AC environment.
- Since we wash our hands most of the time, the PH imbalance also causes dry hands.
- The harsh soaps and chemicals also have there part in making our hands lose their softness.
How to take care of your hands at home.
1. Exfoliate your hands.
You can find many hand scrubs at store / online. You can also prepare one at home using kitchen ingredients. Some of them are here for you.smile
a. Sugar and honey scrub:
Take honey in a bowl and pour sugar into it to make a paste. Scrub your hand using this paste.
Sugar removes the dead/ dry skin. Whereas honey moisturizes the skin.
b. Coffee powder and oil scrub:
Mix both the ingredients in a bowl.(You can use any edible oil) Apply the paste on your hands and exfoliate them. Coffee exfoliates and gives glow to hands. Oil adds moisture.
c. Salt and lemon juice scrub:
Apply the paste prepared by mixing the ingredients on your hands. Scrub them. Salt removes the dryness and lemon gives a bleaching/ lightning effect.
2. Give a good massage to your hands:
Massage your hands and cuticles with this mixture for at least 10-15 minutes.
3. Apply good hand cream:
There are very nice hand creams available in India. My personal favorite is
Fabindia Lemon Intensive Hand Cream. You can buy it from nykaa.com
4. Take care of your nails:
a. Always , always keep your nails clean.
b. Girls, chipped nail paints are a big No No. You can fix them by applying a new quote of same or of different colored nail paint over it. Or you can remove them using a good nail paint remover.
c. Keep your nail short. When the nails are long, they tend to break easily.
d. Get a good manicure treatment once a month.
Its a beauty treatment for hands and nails. You can choose a good saloon to get this done or you can give yourself a good manicure at home. You can buy a good manicure kit online. This link might be useful for you.
In a manicure treatment, the hands are cleaned, a good massage is given, nails are filed and nail polish will be applied of your choice.(ahh sounds so relaxing right…!!! )
There are 20+ types of manicures you can choose from. Book a good manicure pedicure(for foot) appointment over the weekend. One of the best way to relax.
5. Always apply sunscreen on your hands.
Sun rays increases the aging process. Apply a layer of sunscreen to your hands to keep them protected from harsh sun rays.
6. Try to use mild soaps and hand washes.
The dish wash bars have chemicals which harsh on skin. Hence it is recommended to wear gloves. If not, apply a good hand cream after you are done washing.
7. Wear hand gloves while washing the vessels.
8. Apply cuticle oil/ any essential oil on your cuticle. It makes nails strong and boosts the growth.
Follow these tips to keep your hands young and beautiful…
Have a great weekend pretty…