8 Tips for Beautiful Hands
Don’t let ragged cuticles or cracked skin detract from your fabulous nail art
With the nail art craze booming, hands are on display big time. With these simple hand and nail care steps, though, it’s easy to keep hangnails and cuticle issues from ruining the awesome effect.
1. Use a milky hand wash.
The clearer the cleanser, the more it may dry out your skin. Also avoid soaps that contain the harsh chemical triclosan (often marked “antibacterial”) and instead look for naturally antibacterial ingredients such as tea tree oil or eucalyptus.
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2. Learn proper cuticle care.
If cuticles are dry and torn, any manicure will look old .However, cutting cuticles can open you up to infection . So follow up with a sanitiser. Exfoliate hands with a body scrub, then nip only hangnails that you can wiggle.
3. Moisturize post-sanitizer.
It’s a step most of us wouldn’t think to do, but it’s important: High amounts of alcohol can dehydrate skin and nails, making polish chip faster.Just wait until the sanitizer has dried.
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4. Protect with sunscreen.
Your hands can wrinkle and spot just as fast as your face. Use of a good sunscreen us very essential to keep your hands looking good and wrinkle free.
5. Slather on a mask.
Use a good hand mask after moisturization. It helps to lock in all the moisture and goodness of the products used.
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6. Protect your hands while working in the garden or doing dishes.
Always wear utility gloves to protect your hands form garden bacteria and also while doing dishes the strong soap will dry out the skin.
7. Get regular manicures done
Don’t skip those manicure appointments. A little regularity will help in the long run.
8. Maintain your nails well
Maintaining clean nails is a very important step in overall wellbeing. Dirty nails will give you pimples, upset tummy and nail bed infections. Keep them short if possible. Clean them regularly. Also keep them coated with clear nail polish for protection from scratches.