Cuticles

Take Care of Your Hands!

–Ustunner

Did you know that your hand skin is almost as sensitive as your face skin? Our hands are constantly being used and they have to endure more. External factors such as cold weather, wind, water disrupt our skin’s protective barrier, therefore it’s important to have a good hand care routine. Your hands are also one of the first places, where you can notice signs of aging. It can develop wrinkles, dark spots, and even dullness over time. Simply using hand cream is not enough, especially during the cold season, and your hands need some extra tender loving care. It’s good to develop a proper hand care routine!

Care of Your Hands

Step 1: Cleanse Your Hands

During the day, your hands are exposed to all kind of germs, dirt, harsh substances. It is vital to keep your hands clean. However, you probably heard that washing your hands too often can make them dry. It is important to use a moisturising soap. Try to avoid using soaps and cleansers with a drying effect that contain hydro alcoholic ingredients as they are harsh to the skin and can really dry out your hands. Wash your hands with hand washes that contain natural moisturising ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter or olive oil as they protect your skin’s natural barrier from stripping off the natural oils from your skin.
Cleanse Your Hands

Step 2: Exfoliate

Just like your face, you should exfoliate your hands too. It’s a good idea to use a hand scrub 1-2 times a week to slough off the dead skin cell build up. Make sure you use a gentle product, so it doesn’t damage your skin. It is best to use a hand or body scrub. Put a scoop of it on the top of your hands and massage it into the dry skin. You can also make your own sugar scrub by mixing white sugar with coconut or olive oil and vitamin E. After exfoliation your hands will be ready to soak up all the benefits of moisturising cream.

Moisturise Your Hands

Step 3: Moisturise

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Moisture is essential to keep your hands looking beautiful. Make sure you do it regularly, several times a day. It is best to use creams that contain emollient ingredients such as glycerine, shea butter, and natural oils. It helps to protect the skin’s natural barrier and lock in the moisture.

Nourish Your Cuticles

Step 4: Nourish Your Cuticles

Don’t forget to look after your cuticles. Use cuticle oil daily or you can replace cuticle oil with coconut, argan, sweet almond oils as they have a similar hydrating effect. Simply apply the oil on your cuticles and nails and massage it in before going to bed. It will soften your cuticles and promotes strong and healthy nails.

Cuticles

Step 5: Deep Condition

During the cold season, just moisturising might not be enough, so take your hand care routine one step further with some extra TLC. Once a week give your hands a massage with a skincare oil such as argan oil or coconut oil. It’s best to do it on cleansed and exfoliated hands to maximise the effect. If you feel that oil is taking too long to absorb and your hands feel greasy, do it just before bedtime, so when you wake up in the morning your hands will be smooth and hydrated

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Deep Conditions

During the cold season, just moisturising might not be enough, so take your hand care routine one step further with some extra TLC. Once a week give your hands a massage with a skincare oil such as argan oil or coconut oil. It’s best to do it on cleansed and exfoliated hands to maximise the effect. If you feel that oil is taking too long to absorb and your hands feel greasy, do it just before bedtime, so when you wake up in the morning your hands will be smooth and hydrated.

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