9 rules for hand skin care

Whether the handshake is businesslike or friendly, your hands create a strong first impression. That’s why you want them to be healthy, soft, and smooth. Beauty forums and blogs are replete with questions from women on how to care for your hands properly. The rules for caring for your hands are simple, but the main thing here is the regularity in following certain procedures and principles.

Our advice

Wash your hands

Hand washing is not recommended too often – it should be done at least before lunch, after using the toilet, after contact with animals and when contaminated. Do not use antibacterial soaps as they dry out your skin. Keep your hands dry. Do not rub them, but pat them gently with a towel. Going out into the street with wet hands, you risk getting red rough hands.

Take care of your hands in winter

In cold weather, it is better to wear gloves and mittens made from natural materials. Without protection, the cold has a negative effect on the skin, and in synthetic accessories, the skin does not breathe.

Protect your hands from the sun

Just like any other part of the body, the hands are exposed to ultraviolet rays. Dark spots may appear that make your hands look older. To protect your hands from the sun, apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on a daily basis.

Protect your hands when doing homework

To understand how to take care of your hand skin at home, you need to understand what kind of work you are doing. For work in water, plastic or rubber gloves are the best option.

For light work in the garden, cloth gloves are suitable. During heavy manual work (eg working with heavy tools) suede or leather work gloves will provide maximum protection for your hands.

Moisturize your skin

Use hand cream several times a day. Look for a formula that contains emollient ingredients – glycerin, shea butter. Apply hand cream in the morning and before bed.

Take vitamins

Hand care rules necessarily include the regular intake of vitamins A, C and E.

Take care of your elbows

The set of rules on how to take care of your hand skin necessarily includes care for your elbows. Exfoliate elbows with a pumice stone and moisturize with cream.

Eat right

Hands will look great when they get the nutrients they need. Include in the menu lean meats, cottage cheese, foods containing fiber, vegetables and fruits.

Massage your hands

It enhances blood flow, restores muscles after exercise. Massage at least twice a day – morning and evening.

event_note January 5, 2021

account_box Dr. Peter B Milburn

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