Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Perfect Hands?

Are you tired of your winter withered hands?? =[

Well, have I got a little remedy for you! =]

This simple routine will guarantee you SOFT, SMOOTH, SILKY skin and beautiful YOUTH LOOKING HANDS, no matter what season it is!!

It’s very convenient:

Choose a hand cream (preferably something a little thicker,) that has therapeutic properties. Most people have the misconception that thicker hand creams mean greasy, oily hands, but as a matter of fact, there are many different options out there that provide intensive care without the discomfort! I’m recommending Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy collection. This has just the right blend of creaminess, and offers beautiful results!! It’s very affordable ($18 for this gigantic tube of 100g, or $10 for 50g,) has an AMAZING collection of different scents, and is made from natural ingredients!! There’s also a selection of Hand Remedies that targets more matured skin, and has anti-aging affects. 

When applying hand cream, make sure that it is applied to the BACKS OF YOUR HANDS. This is very important as rarely does the palms of your hands lose moisture. Most of the moisture is lost on the back of your hands, where it is more exposed to the forces of nature. You also want to focus in the gaps between the fingers, this is where dryness occurs and becomes the most noticeable. Rub the backs of your hands together, and when it is mostly absorbed into your skin, you can rub the rest of it in the palms of your hands. This method will not only give you the best results, but it will also prevent your hands from getting greasy from hand cream!


Other than protecting the skin on the backs and palms of your hands, your cuticles are also very important. Often times you would be able to tell if a person’s done a lot of damage to the skin on their hands, if they have dry, cracked, split, and ripped cuticles!! A cuticle pen comes really handy for repairing these damages and protecting these small areas from negligence. I really like this cuticle oil from Sephora, because it contains healing properties. I have very damaged cuticles from vitamin deficiency, and whenever my cuticles are split to the point of bleeding, I would always trust this product to undo the damage in the least amount of time!

Next in line for discussion is the care of your nails! Nails to hands are like faces to people, they are probably the first things that people will notice if you let them see your hands; so be prepared!! The bitter cold weather can cause your nails to become brittle and fragile, this will increase the chances of peeling and make them more prone to breakage. I like to always use a nail strengthener whether I’m wearing nail polish or not. Just a thin layer of this will help your nails grow, and make them healthier and stronger!  Keep in mind, you should always clean your nails before you apply anything to them, and make sure you don’t apply too much since excessive coverage will prevent your nails from breathing, and may be toxic.

Last but not least, I like to keep my nails clear most of the time, and to make them more presentable I would finish with a clear top coat. This is Rimmel’s nail polish, and I really like this because it dries EXTREMELY fast, and lasts for DAYS! It is also not very expensive and you can get this at almost any drugstore near you.



These tips and tricks should help you keep your hands looking healthy and presentable all year round. They are all very affordable products and are all very travel-friendly!!

I hope you’ve found this to be a helpful post, and enjoyed reading this.

Thanks for stopping by~ =)


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