After your face, hands are part of your body that people notice most. In spite of this, Hands and Feet are the most neglected parts of your body. So should not you be aware of how to take care of your hands?
It is that part of your body which you use most. Your hands tell people how old you are. It’s of no use having gorgeous nails, wearing beautiful cloths if your hands don’t look beautiful.
Due to relentless use of your hands, washing and exposure to all kinds of weather, your hands are fastest aging parts of your body. If you don’t do hand-care properly they can actually make you look and feel older than you really are.
The skin on back of your hands is thin and delicate, so you need to take proper care of your hands. You will find in this article best hand care tips home remedies to make your hands look young and pretty.
1. Use Hand Care Gloves:
(i) Consider wearing hand care gloves before exposing your hands to a lot of water, chemicals or while working in garden.
(ii) In winters while going out pull on a pair of mittens or gloves, as cold winter air can quickly strip away moisture from your hands.
2. Moisturize your Hands With Best Hand Moisturizer:
(i) Washing your hands frequently during the day dries out your hand’s skin quickly, particularly in winter. So apply Best Hand
Moisturizer on your hands at least three-four times a day.
(ii) For day time use, choose a light, water base, fast absorbing moisturizing hand lotion. On the other hand, a heavier oil-based cream is good for night, so that it may soak in while you are sleeping to leave soft and hydrated hands in the morning.
(iii) If you have to go through multiple washing of your hands due to lot of house work, start and end your day with a heavy best hand cream for added protection.
3. Hand Care With Massage: While applying hand lotion on your hands, give them a quick massage. You can start from fleshy part of your hand near the base of the thumb, and then work each finger from base to tip.
4. Use Sunscreen:
(i) Sun exposure can cause liver spots or brown spots and wrinkles on your hands and they will look older than your age.
(ii) Apply sunscreen lotion or sun-block cream before you go out in the sun light.
(iii) Keep a travel-size tube of sun screen in your purse to use at times when your hands are to be exposed to the sun unexpectedly. If it’s not available at such times, you can use a hand moisturizer with an SPF 15 or more.
5. Exfoliate your hands:
(i) Gently rub back of your damp hands with salt or sugar, then rinse. The grainy texture of the salt scrape away old dead skin cells and improves blood circulation, making your hands’ skin look fresh and glowing.
(ii) Alternatively, you can use facial exfoliant on your thin-skinned back of hands instead of scrub which you use for your body.
6. Essential Vitamins for Hand Care: Vitamin B deficiency can lead to ridged nail beds. Calcium deficiency can make your nails brittle and dry that chip off easily. Ensure to eat foods containing these vitamins and in case of acute deficiency consult your doctor to have supplements to have healthy nails.
7. Take care of your nails:
(i) Your nails and cuticles also need care. Apply a gentle nail-specific oil to repair dry, jagged cuticles and strengthen your nails to look good even when they are naked.
(ii) While you are taking shower or after you have applied oil, gently push back your cuticles with a washcloth. This way you can avoid any need to cut your cuticles.
8. Natural Beauty Tips for Hand Treatment:
(i) Mix 1 tsp. of lemon juice, glycerin and 5 drops of rose water in a small bottle. Massage your hands and cuticles with this mixture for at least 10-15 minutes.
(ii) Mix Glycerin and cucumber and apply this on your hands to give them a fresh look.
(iii) You can also apply egg white on your hands. This works as a good hand mask and will keep your skin on the back of your hands tight and prevent wrinkles formation.
The above hand care tips will take few minutes of your time, but they will keep your hands’ skin tight, soft looking, supple, young and beautiful.
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