Next to face, the hands are probably the most visible parts of your body. But again these are those areas which women invest the least time in. Hands need just as much care as the face. These are those part of body that constantly come in contact with water which contains such powerful chemical solutions as washing powder, bleach and washing up liquids. Also being open they remain exposed to sunlight most of the time. The hands are therefore one of the first parts of the body to show signs of neglect and aging. With proper care, almost any pair of hands can look beautiful. The guidelines for keeping them in proper shape are discussed herein. The following methods can be tried to have a beautiful hand:
- Dry your hands thoroughly after any contact with water.
- Warm a cup of whole milk and soak your hands to strengthen nails and hydrate skin. Not only is milk loaded with lactic acid (a natural exfoliant), but it also has a high calcium content to help strengthen fragile nails.
- Once a week sleep with rich moisturizer coating your hands. Warm the moisturizer, apply it to your hands, cover them with cotton gloves, and turn in for the night.
- Combine one teaspoon olive oil with the contents of one vitamin E capsule and one teaspoon powdered milk. Massage into hands twice a week.
- Fill a bowl with warm water, one teaspoon Epsom salts and some playing marbles. Submerge each hand for about 5 minutes, rolling the marbles around. This is great therapy for "keyboard fingers."
- To get rid of dry and dead skin that gives the knees and elbows a dark appearance, prepare the following scrub and use it once a week. Make a smooth paste using gram flower and curd. Apply it on the dark areas and let it dry. After a while scrub off the pack with circular motions and rinse off with water.