In just one day our hands can be exposed to oil-stripping detergents, cold weather and damage caused by day-to-day activities and we often donâ€™t think to look after them until they have become physically rough or look worn.
But taking care of your hands is something that can be done easily and only requires setting aside some time to regularly give yourself a quick manicure and thoroughly washing your hands and applying a hand cream daily.
Daily Skin Care Tips for Your Hands
Although most people wash their hands regularly throughout the day, taking the time to give them a proper clean will go a long way towards the health of your hands. If you follow a skin cleansing routine during the morning or the evening then incorporate your hands at the same time using these steps:
- Wash your hands and nails thoroughly with soap.
- Use a pumice stone to smooth out any rough areas.
- Rinse your hands again and then dry with a soft towel before applying a nourishing hand cream or moisturizer.
This process should only take a few minutes of your time and will leave your hands smooth, supple and young looking.
For those looking for a more intense treatment, use this wash routine right before going to bed and then smother your hands in a thick coating of cream before popping on some cotton gloves to leave on overnight. The heat from the gloves will help the cream to nourish and penetrate your skin, leaving you with super smooth hands in the morning.
Looking after your hands daily will ensure your hands are soft to touch and look and feel great. For even more indulgent hand pampering, see our beauty article, 6 Simple Steps to a DIY Manicure.