Mandatory (but fun) hand maintenance that will save you money on manicures

19 Apr 2024

Confession time: those glossy, Insta-worthy nails can burn a hole in your wallet. But fret not, today we're throwing open the doors to the Hand Hygiene Hall of Fame, a haven for those who crave beautiful mitts without maxing out their credit cards. So, grab your favorite hand cream, put on some groovy tunes, and get ready to transform those tips from tired to terrific.

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Step One: The Exfoliating Extravaganza!

Your hands might be yearning for a bit of exfoliation. Whip up a magical mixture of sugar and olive oil. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a delightful spa-like experience. Gently massage the mixture onto your hands, paying special attention to dry areas like your knuckles. If DIY isn't your jam, head to your local drugstore and explore the world of store-bought exfoliating scrubs. Look for options with natural ingredients like oatmeal or almond meal for gentle yet effective exfoliation.

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Step Two: The Hydration Highway!

Exfoliation is great, but it can leave your hands feeling a bit parched. That's where hydration heroes like hand creams come in! Opt for a rich, whipped hand cream that absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Look for ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, or hyaluronic acid for maximum moisture power. Before hitting the hay, slather on a thicker hand cream. This gives your skin extra time to soak up all the goodness. 


Step Three: The Sun Safety Sanctuary!

Sun damage isn't just for your face. Those rays can wreak havoc on your hands too, causing premature aging and dark spots. So invest in cute, UV-protective fingerless gloves for those sunny days out. They'll shield your hands from harmful rays while keeping you looking stylish. And don't forget to extend your sunscreen routine below your wrists! Look for a lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher hand cream to keep those rays at bay.

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Step Four: A Mini Hand Massage for Deep Relaxation

Give yourself a quick hand massage! Starting from your fingertips, gently massage upwards towards your wrists. This helps improve circulation and can leave your hands feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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Bonus Tip: Skin Elasticity Essentials

The secret to youthful, elastic skin lies in two magical ingredients: collagen and elastin. To ensure the regular production of these substances it's essential to follow a healthy diet rich in proteins and vitamins. Eat lean meats, fish, eggs, legumes, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. And don't forget to drink your daily dose of water. 

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