The hands are fragile, we tend to forget it, and they also have the right to be pampered as the rest of the body! Attacked by cold, tanning, bathing, and daily with household products and repeated washing, hands are very exposed and suffer. It is important to properly hydrate and properly treat our damaged hands. Here are a few tips!
Hands are the part of the body that betrays age and activity. Often neglected, very exposed, they can deteriorate and especially as we tend to abandon them. Change your habits and follow our advice to show beautiful hands, well-nourished and with soft skin. Not to mention your nails, of course.
Aggravated daily because of household products, seasonal hazards (cold, hot, bathing …) or repeated washing, our hands are abused and rarely targeted. To not have damaged hands, with dry skin, wrinkled, tanned … it is important to treat them properly.
Our hands, just like our face, need to regenerate and be hydrated several times a day. That’s why, after each contact with the water, and also after the cleaning and the dishes, we set up a hydration ritual. Make penetrate your moisturizing and nourishing cream for a protective effect without wiping the excess. It will act as a mask. We have a small preference for care based on especially shea butter.
To have ultra-soft skin, also think of vegetable oils such as argan oil, coconut oil, avocado oil or simply sweet almond oil!
Our special hand oil shopping (to buy organic, because otherwise fatty acids concentrate pesticides):
Calophyll oil, particularly known for its regenerative skin action.
Avocado oil a great anti-dry skin care
Argan oil has protective and softening properties
Coconut oil is used in both the bathroom and kitchen, a must-have in his home!
The worst enemies of your hands
You are told again and again: pay attention to detergent products and very hot water that destroys the epidermal protection barrier! To avoid damaging your hands, it is essential to think about putting on gloves when cleaning and washing dishes. So you will protect them, just like your nails.
Be careful also to the sun: its rays harm your skin and accelerate aging. So do not forget to spend a little total screen against UVA and UVB before going out in the summer and also before each exposure, and after each bath or pool.
To avoid premature aging of the skin of the hands, do not hesitate to apply products with healing and anti-stain pigmentation.
A hand cream with an SPF 50+ index
organic sunscreen, based on vegetable oils and aloe vera (ultra moisturizing)
Hand Cream Anti Pigment Spots
How to pamper your hands?
Take the reflex to always protect your hands. Rich creams and/or oils will be their best allies, especially in a generous application at bedtime, to let the product act overnight. And if you are worried about dirtying your sheets, wear cotton gloves and apply your product as a mask.
3 home remedies for softer hands
For softer hands, first remove the dead cells and reset your skin counters to zero before applying any nourishing care.
Here are three grandmother recipes to take care of your hands:
1. A scrub recipe for hands made from brown sugar (not too fine to benefit from the grain action), nutmeg and warm milk. Our grandmothers used to treat their hands by dipping them in a bowl of warm whole milk.
Then massage your damaged hands with a moisturizer ( preferably shea- enriched ) and protective.
2. A natural hand mask consisting of 1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil, 1 tablespoon of solid honey, 2 drops of lemon essential oil (eg Florame). Leave for a good ten minutes, rinse with water without removing the lipid film.
3. A homemade hand care consisting of 1 tablespoon of coarse brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (if it is frozen, melt it for a few seconds in the microwave) and the juice of half a lemon. Apply especially on the top of the hands.
The steps of a good manicure
For beautiful hands, the only care of the skin is not enough. It is then to pamper his nails for really regenerated hands! Follow the steps below to refine your manicure:
- Rub the base of the nail with a special cream, oil or gel (such as Ecrinal Cuticle Emollient Gel ) that will soften the cuticles. Then gently push the small skins with a boxwood stick.
- Unify the surface of your nails without putting too much stress on a polisher to smooth and shine.
- File your nails by rounding the edges always inwards to avoid breaks. Use a cardboard file and fine grain.
- Finish with one or two coats of clear polish for a touch of shine, or a polish treating if you have streaked, brittle, soft nails. The top? A hardening base + a varnish + a top coat if you want the shine to continue.
Pamper your nails!
Because having beautiful hands is also showing healthy and well-maintained nails, we can be tempted by the old recipes of a grandmother: and olive oil applied massage on the nails allows them to strengthen and soften the cuticles.
If you are a follower of semi-permanent nail polishes, space them for 3 weeks without varnish so that your nails can be rebuilt. A simple treatment base renewed every three days will suffice. And do not forget the little nourishing tip in oil, an easy and effective care.