5 tips to make your hands look and feel their best

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We have a day cream, night cream, specially formulated cleanser and all sorts of masks to take care of our face, but what about our hands?

They work hard every day and without some love and care, they can start to look dry, covered in sunspots and can give away our age…or worse, make us look older!

Applying moisturiser to hands. Source: Unsplash

Give your hands the TLC they need to look their best with these five tips:

  • Go easy on the washing: While proper washing is a must for hygiene purposes, over-exposure to water should be avoided as it can cause skin irritation. It’s a good idea to wear gloves whenever you are washing the dishes or cleaning your sinks, tubs and showers.
  • Be selective about what you wash with: Bar soaps are great for our body, but not when it comes to washing our hands multiple times a day. Look for hand cleansers that are sulphate-free, contain antioxidants, vitamins and gentler, natural ingredients such as Aloe vera, olive oil or Shea Butter to provide your skin with much-needed moisture.
  • Always have moisturer with you: Applying hand cream is a must when taking care of our hands. Make it as convenient as possible so that you never forget. Keep a tube of hand cream next to your sink, your bedside table, in your purse, gym bag, on your desk and even in the cupholder of your car. Wash, pat skin dry and then apply your hand cream while skin is still damp. This is the best way to lock in moisture and get soft, silky skin.
  • Don’t forget your hands when applying sunscreen: Make applying sunscreen to your hands a daily ritual, just like applying SPF to your face. The skin on the back of our hands are very delicate and prone to sunspots – remember to keep them protected when driving, bike riding and even mowing the lawn.
  • Pamper your hands before bedtime: A good hand care routine starts at night. Keep a tube of hand cream on your nightstand and apply it before you go to sleep. Add this simple step to your evening routine, and you’ll wake up with beautifully soft and hydrated hands. 

Not sure which hand products to try? We love the Herbal Aloe Everyday Soothing Hand & Body Lotion and the Herbal Aloe Hand & Body Wash by Herbalife. Visit them for more body care tips.  

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