While most of us make sure we pamper our facial skin with love, care and cosmetics, most of us end up neglecting our hands! Skin care for hands is easily the most neglected form of skin care and we are here to change that. Ladies, a monthly manicure appointment is not enough love for your hands.
You need to make sure you save some TLC for your hands apart from the manicures and here is how.
#1 Washy wash
When it comes to caring for your hands start with hygiene. Make sure you wash your hands whenever you think necessary. But washing your hands often can dry out your skin so we suggest you opt for a hand wash that will care for your skin. Try the Dove Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla Handwash which is packed with the goodness of shea butter. It will nourish your hands and will gently cleanse them without making them dry.
Because the skin on your hands is comparatively more prone to dryness, you can’t wait for your manicure appointment to scrub off the dead skin from your paws. So, make sure you resort to some good old scrubbing at home on a weekly basis. A scrub that is a mixture of equal parts brown sugar and olive oil should do the trick. While the sugar will exfoliate your hands, the olive oil will lock in the moisture, making your hands soft and supple.
#3 Hand mask
Once you’ve exfoliated your hands, you need to make sure you nourish the skin. And that is precisely what this simple homemade pack will help you do. Mix together 3 to 4 egg yolks and add in some rosewater. Dip your hands into the mixture and rub them together. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash it off with normal water. Your hands will feel softer and the skin will look brighter.
#4 Moisturise with yoghurt
Yoghurt is probiotic which makes it an excellent sanitizer and moisturiser. So make sure you apply a dollop of full-fat yoghurt onto your hands, gently massage it in and let dry. Wash off and pat dry for soft, well-moisturised hands.
#5 Night repair
If you allow a hand cream or a moisturiser to work its magic on your skin overnight, you will see the benefits will be manifold. Just before you call it a day, use the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly or the Ponds Moisturising Cold Cream all over your hands and allow their healing properties to nourish your hands overnight. Also remember to wear a pair of gloves once you are done with moisturising. This will help will lock in the emollients and will also keep the AC from robbing the moisture off your skin.