Hands are often neglected when it comes to beauty regimes. They are forgotten, far from our minds, or thought of as a part of our body that is just functional. While that is true (and the most important aspect about them), hands can start to look a little worse for wear if they have not had some TLC.
This can be especially true if you work a hard manual labor job, are outside for extended periods of time, or you work with chemicals or crafting.
So, with that in mind, this piece is going to take a look at how you can take better care of your hands and help them look great.
Read on to find out more.
Choose a Moisturizing Handwash
It is no secret that we now live in a world where sanitizer and hand washing have taken up precedent amongst all else, and while it is very much essential to keep on top of hygiene, constant exposure to chemicals, hot water, and washing is bound to take a toll on your skin.
If you can, choose a more moisturizing handwash so that your natural oils are not continuously stripped away. If your hands do become very dry, they are likely to flake, crack, and bleed, which can become painful and look unsightly.
Adorn Your Fingers
There is something about putting on rings that instantly makes hands look great. Whether you love a chunky, statement piece or you prefer the more elegant, classic 14k gold rings, they give your hands a focal point, one of which you can choose the style of.
Nail polish is also something that should not go a miss if you want to give your hands a pop of color. There are so many combinations to choose from, and they can take hands from looking sad to sassy in minutes. You can also opt for false nails to really show off the polish and elongate your fingers.
Hands are the classic part of the body that gets forgotten when it comes to sun exposure, which is unfortunate when they are exposed almost as much as our face is. Sun damage will get any type of skin, and if you are not incorporating SPF into your hand care, then do not be surprised when you start to see sun damage, such as dark spots and wrinkles.
Find an SPF that is designed for the hands to help with longevity, or if you are in a pinch, you can use any high factor sunscreen. Just make sure to keep reapplying – especially if you wash your hands often!
Exfoliate and Moisturize
Just like any other part of the body, hands should be exfoliated and moisturized to help keep them soft and supple. Removing dead skin, which can build up significantly on somewhere used so much, will help your hands feel much smoother, and moisturizing will keep hydration locked in and work as a protective barrier against other elements!
By following these tips, your hands will look as good as new in no time at all.