5 Tips To Get Soft Hands
November 23, 2018
My friends often ask me how they can keep their hands soft all year long. In fact, there are several factors that you have to consider if you want to have smooth hands. Today I am sharing 5 simple tips you can easily implement to your daily routine, starting now!
1. Use Gloves
A simple tip to begin with would be to protect your hands from detergent and other chemicals that can threaten your hands. Do not forget to put on gloves when you are washing the dishes or the car for instance.
2. Be SPF Wise
Just like any part of your body, you should take time to protect your hands with sunscreen. It will prevent brown spots from popping out.
3. Moisturize Smartly
If, just like me, you cannot remember to moisturize your hands everyday, you have two options: put a hand cream in every handbag you have OR use your daily skincare routine as a reminder. What I usually do is that, when putting on my night cream, instead of washing my hands to get rid of the residue, I apply the bit that is left on top of each hand. That way, there is no waste of the product and my hands are insured to always be moisturized.
4. Minimize Using Hand Sanitizer
At some point in my life, I noticed that my hands where getting dryer than usual and it was not a coincidence. What happened was that I took the (bad) habit of preferring hand sanitizers to soap, so I started to carry it around in my bag. Metro? Sanitizer. Grocery shopping? Sanitizer. Toilets? Sanitizer. Don’t make the same mistake! In other for hand sanitizers to be effective, they need to contain at least sixty percent alcohol. As a result, when you use hand sanitizers, it dries out your skin and makes it harsh. When soap and water are not readily available, seek organic alcohol-free sanitizer.
5. Use Ghee
In Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), Ghee can be used as a natural skin moisturizer. You just need 10 ounce of ghee and some water. Mix the ghee with the equivalent amount of water in a bowl for 5 minutes. Add more fresh water and continue mixing. Repeat the procedure as many times as possible (on average, 20 times ). When you’re done, apply it on your hands and leave it for 10 minutes before washing with warm water.…