Hand care is pretty underrating when it comes to skin care. Your hands are constantly working and put under stress, so it is important to take care of them just like the rest of your body. Like your face, your hands can age and wrinkle over time if they aren’t cared for. Here are some tips of how to keep your hands smooth, soft, and wrinkle-free, brought to you by OROGOLD.
Hand Sanitizer or Soap?
One of the most controversial issues when it comes to hand care is whether hand sanitizer or soap is most effective against bacteria and germs. The answer is that you need both. Hand sanitizer is most effective against pathogens and viruses such as the flu, HIV, and Hepatitis B. However, soap can be more effective against some bacterial organisms. Use both to provide yourself with optimal protection.
Hand cream is vital if you want to have smooth, moisturized hands daily. However, you should use different hand creams based on the time of day. During the day, a light, fast-absorbing hand cream is best so that it doesn’t linger on the skin for too long, and you can go back to using your hands as soon as possible. However, at night, you should use a thicker oil-based hand cream that takes a longer time to sink in. That way, you wake up with moisturized hands once the cream sinks in. A hand cream with sunscreen is best because your hands are prone to wrinkles and sun spots with long sun exposure.
Vitamins are very important when it comes to hand health. For healthy nails, take Vitamin B7 (or Biotin) which helps you develop strong, healthy nails. You can also take Vitamin E for overall hand moisturizing. Lastly, make sure that you are ingesting enough Calcium to avoid brittle nails that chip easily.
One formula for soft skin is to make a mixture of sugar and olive oil. Rub it into the skin before you wash it off to get optimal results.
You can also make your own natural hand lotion using about a half cup of rose water, four cups of glycerin, a cup of aftershave lotion, and a tablespoon of white vinegar.
Lastly, egg whites or a mix of lime and sugar rubbed on the palms will result in smooth, wrinkle-free palms.
Especially during the colder months, it is important to constantly wear gloves to protect your delicate hand skin. Cold water can strip the moisture from your hands and leave with dry and cracked skin.