We expect a lot from our hands, and I am afraid to say they are a tell-tale indicator of our true age. The skin on your hands ages faster simply because they are the most exposed and overused part of our bodies. Looking after your hands should be part of your daily beauty regime as I believe it helps with confidence, self-esteem and face it, it makes you feel so much better about yourself.
Follow these six easy hand care tips to keep your hands soft, youthful and protected:
Obviously, washing your hands frequently is the best thing you can do to keep from spreading bacteria and other nasty things to yourself, and from yourself to others. I love to use the Geranium & Orange hand wash. Not only is it idelightfully fragranced with organic essential oils, but it also leaves my hands feeling cleansed and freshened.
When exfoliating, you are removing excess of dead skin cells which helps your hand cream to work better. With gorgeous and uplifting scents of lemon balm, frankincense and melissa, the Nourishing Melissa Hand Polish will gently smooth and refine the skin of your hands.
I can’t stress you enough on this one. After washing your hands with a gentle cleansing wash, moisturise the skin of your hands with a rich hand cream. Re-apply your hand cream as often throughout the day. I love using the Bee Lovely Hand Cream as it is rich and so soothing, plus it smells divine.
Don't skip this one. A hand massage has many health and well-being benefits such as reducing hand pain, increasing blood circulation and improving sleep. And it is also great to let the goodness of the moisturiser or balm soak in. I recommend massaging your hands at night for at least five minutes with the award-winning Wild Rose Beauty Balm. A real treat!
For intense hydration, I recommend to slather a thick cream on your hands and slip them into a pair of cotton overnight gloves. I love how my hands feel first thing in the morning when I use the Frankincense Intense™ Hand Serum and the nourishing Bee Lovely Hand Cream together. Worth the try!
6– WEAR GLOVES The obvious one! Get a pair of “Marigolds” for all your housework. Detergent products can cause irritation and dryness of the skin.
Melanie is an Image Therapist, Facialist and Feminine Empowerment Coach. She offers Authentic Image Transformation from the inside out for women ready to elevate their personal and professional life.