Your hands help you with pretty much every chore you carry out and yet don’t receive the love and care that they deserve. Over the years if your hands have started to look rough, dry and unpleasant it’s a clear sign that you have ignored them for too long. However, it is never too late. With the right skin care routine you can get the softness and glow back.
Whether you’ve always had rough hands or due to winter follow these 5 step routine to get soft and smooth hands.
- Step 1: Exfoliate
- Step 2: Protect your cuticles
- Step 3: Moisturise
- Step 4: Apply sunscreen
- Step 5: Eat healthy
Step 1: Exfoliate
Just like your face your hands needs exfoliation too. Regular hand wash isn’t enough to remove dead skin and dirt from your hands that gets accumulated over time. Use your regular body scrub to gently massage your hands for a few minutes and then rinse it off.
Step 2: Protect your cuticles
Dry cuticles are an ugly sight and make your hands look old. Use a good quality cuticle cream to prevent it from drying. Alternatively you can also use a few drops of the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum and massage your cuticles for a few minutes every night.
Step 3: Moisturise
Yours hands are one of the most frequently washed parts of the body. While it is essential for hygiene purposes it also takes the natural oils away from your skin, making them dry. Regular moisturising during the day is essential to keep your hands soft and smooth, especially during winters.
Step 4: Apply sunscreen
UV rays not only damage your facial skin but your hands and feet too. Before stepping out of the house apply a broad spectrum SPF lotion or gel to prevent sun damage. We trust the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen for maximum protection.
Step 5: Eat healthy
All said and done, it is very important that you eat the right foods, rich in natural oils and vitamins to get nourished and healthy skin overall.