Since our hands are used to carry out most of the chores, they need the pampering and relaxing to look nice and smooth! Listed are a few sure shot ways to get those beautiful looking hands.
1. Moisturize your hands:
Use a good quality hand moisturizer and apply on hands at least thrice a day after you have washed it thoroughly. In the summers use a light non greasy moisturizer and in the winters opt for something heavier like body butter. Winters tend to dry out the skin, so you can do with the extra moisturizing.
2. Pamper the hands:
Indulge in a manicure at least once a month. With a manicure you hands get cleaned, exfoliated and massaged. It’s thorough nourishment that your hands get.
3. Wash your hands:
When you wash your hands, ensure that you wash your hands in lukewarm water all year round. Too hot water or too cold water tends to damage the skin. Never use normal dish soap because it is harsh on the skin and it also dries the skin easily.
Scrub your hands at least once a week with a good exfoliating agent to get rid of any dead skin. No time to buy one? Make one at home. Take a teaspoon each of fine sugar and olive oil and mix it well with the juice of half a lime. You have your home made exfoliating scrub ready.
Massage your hands at night for at least five minutes to let the goodness of the moisturizer soak in. For very rough hands, mix your moisturizer with a bit of Vaseline so that they are protected all through the night.
6. File and Trim:
When you file your nails, file them in one direction rather than a seesaw action. A seesaw action can separate the layers of the nail and if water finds its way between those nail layers, it can lead to nail peeling. Trim your nails at least once in two weeks or as required.