D.I.Y care for your chapped hands – simple tips to mollycoddle yourself.
Whether you’re a keen horticulturist or just innately prone, chapped hands is nothing to applaud. To keep your skin flexible and to prevent it from getting those painful cracks – avoid washing with alcohol-based cleansers or chemical solvents which will parch your natural oils. If you expect your hands to perform for you on demand, then you have to take care of them as well. With many of your daily activities and habits you can easily make them soft and subtle. Hands-free headphones are premeditated, not to give your hands a relaxation, but to free them so they can do something else while you talk on the phone. After your face, they’re the part of your body people notice most. Here are some hand-care tips to aid you to reimburse your hands for their hard work and keep them looking as young as you do.
A Pair of gloves will do the trick
Indoors, make a habit of wearing gloves all the time whenever your hands are exposed to a lot of water or chemicals. Outdoors, the winter season air can swiftly trench the moisture from your hands. Pull on a pair of mittens or gloves when the chill sets in, it is your care and your fashion trend.
Block the sun – you’re worth it
Your hands are the tranquil part that’s exposed to the sun, summers or winters hands are victimized the most. Get into the treaty of worthy hand care by putting sunscreen on them the same way you protect your face. Stash a travel-size tube of sunscreen in your purse for the times you find your hands unexpectedly exposed.
Rub Rub Rub – Exfoliate
Exfoliation is as essential to your hand care as it is to your face. The outer skin of your hand is very squeaky and doesn’t have much plump underneath. As time passes and you age, the small expanse of fat decreases even more, which is why your veins and bones become more noticeable and your skin starts too. Exfoliating won’t bring the fat back, but it will help your skin look fresh and glowing for longer time periods. Use your facial exfoliant on your thin-skinned hands instead of the scrub you use on your body.
Soft and supple – Moisturize
Washing your hands frequently (which you should do to keep yourself healthy) parched the dampness from your skin. A light, water-based, fast-absorbing lotion is a good choice for daytime use. For night time you might prefer a heavier oil-based cream that can soak in while you sleep, leaving your hands soft and hydrated in the morning
Self-Relaxation – Massage
Last but not least, you should pamper your hands as they pamper and help you. Treat your hands softly and give them comfort by giving them a self-massage. Start with the fleshy part of your hand near the base of the thumb, and then work each finger from base to tip.
Give your hands a little attention and wave in style!!