How to keep your hands soft and beautiful

Great looking younger handsBeautiful hands are always attract admiring glances, but it is not easy to keep hands soft,healthy and beautiful. Hands are constantly exposed to hot and cold climate. Hands get roughly treated while washing clothes, dishes, scrubbing floors and working in the garden. Using moisturizer or soft soap is not enough for hands, they need some attention and care.

Follow these simple tips and keep your hands looking young !

Drink Plenty of water

Good water intake keeps body hydrated. Drinking enough water maintains skin moisture. So drink water to get soft and beautiful hands.

Fresh fruits and vegetables
To maintain health, our body needs daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Complete nutrition also promotes healthy skin. Vitamins C and E are particularly important in counteracting the effects of sun exposure. Vitamin A helps maintain and repair skin tissue, while B complex vitamins are essential for healthy skin, nails and hair. Different fruits and vegetables provide these essential vitamins for health of hands. You may also consider Multivitamin supplement.

Fish Oil
Eating fish or dose of fish oil provides Essential Fatty Acids - the good fats. EFAs keep your skin moisturized and reduce inflammation. They also do double duty because they're great for your heart!

Moisturize after washing your hands
Using hot water for hand washing or even bathing is not appropriate for skin health. Hot water actually causes skin dehydration. So, avoid too hot water and use suitable moisturizer. Use oisturizing lotion instead of cream. Unlike cream, moisturizing lotion absorbs immediately and moisturize hands without making them greasy.

Moisturize your hands at night
Bedtime is very effective time to moisturize hands, as moisturizer will remain on your hands for 6 to 7 hours. Coat hands with moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly before going to bed and wear gloves.

Use moisturizing soap
Harsh soap can causes damaged and rough skin. Moisturizing soap helps to prevent drying your hands. while doing dishes, use moisturizing dish soap, to keep your hands moist.

Exfoliate once a month
Just like your face and body, your hands need to be exfoliated. Exfoliation removes dead skin and make it glowing. Use good quality scrub or make your own scrub at home. Well maintained fingernails increase the beauty of your hands. Therefore keep your nails clean, maintain them with regular Manicure.

Don't forget your gloves
during gardening and heavy housework
Always wear gloves while gardening to protect your hands and nails from damaging. You may have to use chemicals, detergents while cleaning and washing. Dry cracked skin can be avoided if you wear gloves throughout your cleaning process. After cleaning the home and taking a shower, slather a good hand cream to protect your hands.

High SPF sunscreen Lotion
Wear a high SPF sunscreen or sun block on the back of your hands, especially when driving your car. The sun causes 90% to 95% of the wrinkles, lines, discolorations and more to our bodies and hands.


Anonymous June 20, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

Wow! Will try these new tips! Thanks!

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