Beauty regimens are not reserved exclusively for the face. Our hands can be a youthful accessory, if we proactively take care of them. The skin on your hands is noticeably different from that on most other areas of your body, and must be treated with special care. After all, we want to show off that fresh manicure!
Before getting rid of dust and grime in your house, make sure your hands don’t take a beating in the process. Give your hands the care and attention they deserve by following these tips.
LOCK IN THE MOISTURE
We know applying moisturizer to damp skin immediately after a shower or bath allows skin to seal in the moisturizer. However, remember to apply lotion after washing your hands throughout the day. In addition, be sure to apply a generous amount of moisturizer to your hands before bedtime. This will give your hands time to soak up the rich emollient while you sleep. Choose a moisturizer that’s effective and safe for sensitive skin, and free of potentially irritating fragrances or dyes.
GUARD AGAINST HARSH CHEMICALS
Exposure to chemicals and detergents in household cleaning products can take a toll on hands and dry out and irritate sensitive skin. Therefore, it is recommended that beauties protect their hands when doing any household chores with non-latex gloves. Get into the habit of wearing gloves every time you clean.
FIGHT BACTERIA AND GERMS
Many brands of household gloves have anti-microbial protection to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. The gloves also provide excellent protection against hot water, which is sure to dry out the delicate skin on your hands.
PROTECT YOUR MANICURE
Your hands are your ultimate accessory and you’ll want them to look good in any season. Pay special attention to your cuticles with a special targeted oil or cuticle cream treatment to keep them from cracking and splitting. Wearing gloves whenever you’re cleaning will help your manicures last longer, and keep your nails from becoming brittle.
Following a few simple tips may be all it takes to keep your hands beautiful.