As the title suggests, this post is all about take good care of your hands. This probably sounds unimportant but our hands require as much care as any other body part, probably more than others. Our daily activities and exposure to dust, pollution and water can make our hands rough, dry and nails filled with callus. It does not take much time to take care of hands to make them naturally soft and beautiful, all it takes is a bit of effort.
There are some basic steps that can be followed on a regular basis and that will ensure soft and supple hands. Lets take a look what those steps are.
Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
Moisturizing is the ultimate key to naturally beautiful hands. Any hand cream of your choice will do the job and it takes least amount of effort. In fact, applying some coconut oil before sleeping would suffice as well. As V likes to do it, keep your hand cream on your night stand and you won’t ever forget using it. And there you go, hands all taken care just like that!
There is no such thing as washing hands too much. Many diseases can actually be prevented just by making sure that our hands are clean at all times. Wash as often as you feel like, take good 30 seconds in the process and use a gentle yet effective hand wash. It’s that simple!
Don’t forget the cuticle
For healthy nails, healthy cuticle are must. I don’t really believe in trimming down or pushing back the cuticle for whatever reason, they should be left the way they are to maintain their best health. Applying cuticle balm/cream at least twice a week makes the first step towards healthy nails.
Hand gloves to the rescue
This is particularly important while doing daily chores. Be it cleaning the dishes, cleaning house or dealing with any harsh chemicals, wearing rubber gloves is an absolute necessity. We cannot do more harm to our hands than exposing them to the things they are not supposed to. In other words, wearing gloves takes care of both, hands and hygiene.
Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliating helps remove any build up and reveals the softness inside. You can use any body scrub of your choice or an exfoliating hand wash too. Alternatively, you can also use simple DIYs to make instant scrub at home and use it then and there. If you need help with such DIYs, check out our DIY and Beauty sections and you will find multiple awesome DIY recipes.
Try this simple at home DIY for hand scrub that you can use on a weekly basis with basic ingredients:
You will need
- coconut oil
- lemon cut in half
Mix together sugar and coconut oil. Now take half cut lemon piece, dip it in coconut oil and sugar mixture and gently massage over your hands, both front and back. Use gentle pressure and repeat on both hands for 4-5 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Follow with a hand cream.
There are numerous more ways you can take care of your hands but we have broken down the list to the most basic and easy steps that will bring youth back to your hands. Start following these with no delay and you will notice the difference yourself.
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