After our faces, the hands are the body part which people notice most frequently. In spite of this, hands are one of the our most neglected areas. The folks at Beautypress share how to keep our hands in tip-top condition…
- Why do it? Due to relentless use of our hands, washing and exposure to all kinds of weather, our hands are fastest aging parts of our bodies. If we do not properly care for our hands, they can actually make us look and feel older than we really are. Because the skin on back of our hands is thin and delicate, taking proper care of them is essential to avoid dry, cracked skin and premature aging.
- For the Glove of It! Consider wearing hand care gloves before exposing your hands to a lot of water, chemicals or while working in garden. It prevents getting dirt under the nails and protects our manicures! In winter while going out, pull on a pair of mittens or gloves, as cold winter air can quickly strip away moisture from the hands.
- M is for Moisturize Washing our hands frequently during cold and flu season dries out our hand’s skin quickly, particularly in winter. It’s best to apply moisturizing hand cream to the hands at least three-four times a day. For daytime use, choose a light, water-based and fast absorbing moisturizing hand lotion with an SPF. A heavier, oil-based cream is good for night, so that it can soak in while we are sleeping. If heavy housework causes us to perform multiple hand washings, it is best to start and end our days with a heavy hand cream for added protection. (more…)