Your hands are the busiest part of your body and yet one of the most ignored too. You use your hands for pretty much everything, right from snoozing your alarm in the morning to pulling your blanket up at night. Isn’t it obvious then that you need to take care of your hands as much as you care for your face?

The good news is, it’s pretty easy to care for your hands. Unlike your face, they don’t demand a 10-step ritual. (Thank God!) An effective hand cream and gentle hand wash will keep your hands healthy and soft. Here are all the reasons why hand care is as important as face care.

Hands are the first to show signs of ageing
 

Hands are the first to show signs of ageing

Believe it or not, the skin on your hands is one of the first places to show signs of ageing. The thin and delicate skin on the back of your hand is exposed to all sorts of environmental stressors that can cause premature ageing. What’s more, constant washing also strips your hands of moisture. That’s why it’s important to use a gentle hand wash such as the Lux Bergamot & Mint Delight Hand Wash that will leave your hands soft and subtly scented.

A great handshake = a great first impression
 

A great handshake = a great first impression

The only thing worse than a dead handshake, is a handshake with rough and dry skin. Imagine shaking hands with someone who has scaly and extremely dry hands. Makes you feel uncomfortable, right? In order to build a great first impression, soft and smooth hands are as important as a firm handshake. Keeping your hands nourished will prevent dryness and roughness too.

It helps maintain healthy nails too
 

It helps maintain healthy nails too

A good hand cream will not only moisturise your skin, but benefit your cuticles too. Massaging your hands with a nourishing cream daily will give you stronger, longer and healthier nails. The Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand Stronger Nails Hand Cream is light, non-sticky and gets absorbed easily into the skin, leaving you with visibly smoother hands and soft cuticles.

It helps heal damaged skin and prevent peeling
 

It helps heal damaged skin and prevent peeling

Many hand creams and hand washes are formulated using natural ingredients such as coconut, almonds and flowers that help heal your skin naturally. These deep nourishing ingredients seep into the layers of the skin to repair and heal it from within. The Dove Coconut Hand Cream is one such product that pampers your hands, while repairing damage.