10 Tips for Super Soft Hands
Summer fun can be rough on hands with all that beach time. Salt, sand, sun and water is a rough combination on skin and no one wants dry, scratchy paws. From rough cuticles to scaly skin, dry lizard mitts are never sexy. But never fear, with these 10 tips, you’ll have silky soft hands in no time!
1. Moisturize: The road to premature aging is paved with dry skin. Finding the right lotion is key to protecting your hands from sun and harsh soaps and cleansers by restoring hydration and repairing the skin barrier. (via Tree Hut)
2. Take Care of Your Cuticles: Rugged, torn cuticles can make your hands look rough so after a hot shower gently push back cuticles with a cuticle tool. Then stimulate blood flow by vigorously rubbing them with a clean, dry towel or a toothbrush until pink and exfoliated. (via Elle)
6. Coconut Oil: Pour a small amount of coconut oil onto a cotton ball and then apply it over your hands until they are lightly coated. If possible, do this right before bed and wear cotton gloves to lock in the moisture. (via Livestrong)
9. Get a Hand Massage: Treat yourself with a lovely hand massage to increase circulation; your hands also feel the effects of fatigue so a relaxing massage will smooth the rough edges and help you unwind. (via She Choice)
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