If you are thinking ‘who will see my hand,’ think of your partner, the salesman at the high-end watch store or the person who shows you the ring you want to buy, and the clients with whom you shake hands at work. Would you like them to see your hangnails, chapped skin and chewed cuticles? Assuming that the answer will be a resounding ‘NO,’ here are some tips which will help you take care of your hands.
Prevent Dryness and Roughness
Day to day activities strip your hands of moisture and leave rough patches behind. To restore the softness, use a body lotion with hyaluronic acid. It helps avoid an oily look while restoring the lost moisture back to your hands.
Avoid using hot water to wash your hands. It might be good for killing germs, but it also steals the moisture in your hands. Instead, use lukewarm water or cold water.
Avoid Dirt Accumulation
More often than not, dirt and grime accumulate under the nails in your hands. Also, the skin on your hands is thinner compared to other parts of the body and that’s why it can get damaged easily. To clean under your nails, squeeze some scrub on them and clean with a brush.
Hands are generally exposed. Rarely do we cover them up and that’s the reason why your hands can get affected. Get into the practice of using sunblock with atleast SPF 30 protection during summers to minimise risks of sunburn or spots. Try and wear gloves during winter. Also, if you are someone who loves gardening, beware of any chemicals or manures which you might be using. Especially if you have sensitive skin, consider wearing gardening gloves.
Your hands can reveal your age very easily. Also, with time it can develop age spots and marks. To restrain that, use a cream with retinol as it is one of the best anti-aging ingredients available.
Risk Putting Off Women
Ladies do not like rough hands with scaly skin. That will be an absolute turn-off while even a casual handshake, forget a more romantic moment! That is something most men would want to avoid.
So gentlemen, take care of your hands. They are a very important part of your body and something which is very essential for communication.