Besides our faces, our hands are the most commonly exposed parts of our body. They are essential in completing simple day to day tasks. We use our hands for a variety of things and, at times, they go through a lot to get things done. At times, we don’t realize the pressures we put on our hands and we do not care for them the way they should be cared for. It’s our responsibility, to the longevity of our hand-health, to take the time to keep our hands looking and feeling great! There are things you and I can do regularly to ensure our hands stay strong, fresh, and happy!
- Massage Your Hands: Who doesn’t love a good hand massage? The muscles in the hands are sometimes overworked and stressed. A massage every once in a while can do wonders for relieving and releasing some of that tension, allowing them to be energetic and at ease. New scientific evidence even shows that periodic hand massages can improve hand strength, and lessen feelings of anxiety.
- Eat Healthy Foods: Like the rest of the body, the health, strength and general appearance of your hands largely attest to nutrition. Eating the right foods can keep your hands feeling and looking their best. Especially foods that boost collagen, such as fish, egg whites, berries, carrots and spinach.
- Keep Yourself Hydrated: Glowing, natural and healthy skin on your hands can be achieved by staying hydrated. Without sufficient water, the skin begins to dry, age, and become flaky. Making sure you drink enough water isn’t just a tip. It is necessary and vital for your skin’s health and beauty. Drinking the right amount of water daily allows the skin to retain moisture and lessen wrinkles, reduce puffiness, heal the skin quicker tighten the skin, and keep your hands, and the rest of the body, in great shape.
- Use Tools: Our hands do so much for us, and sometimes these tasks can be overbearing on our hands skin. More often than not, we misuse our hands instead of taking up certain tools such as hammers, shovels, bottle openers, gloves, or wrenches, which would get the job done, and keep your hands feeling grateful.
- Protect From the Sun with SPF: SPF is very important when protecting the skin on your hands. Prolonged periods of sun exposure can lead to long term damage of the skin. Time spent in the sun can really add up, even when you’re not specifically at the beach tanning, such as the little moments of walking to the bus, mowing the lawn, walking your dog or going to the market. Using a moisturizer with SPF on your hands is all you need to be worry free!
- Wash Hands Carefully: Now, especially we are washing our hands very often. Washing our hands is important and healthy, for obvious reasons. However, it could potentially be abrasive to the skin. Stay away from very hot water when it isn’t essential. We suggest that you keep the temperature of the water relatively warm, at most. Also, keep your distance from any hand cleaners or soaps that are particularly strong.
- Natural Revitalizer: Even though you’ve done so many things to spoil and coddle your hands, they will most probably still need the enhancement that a moisturizer would provide. Our Natural Revitalizer is perfect to use throughout the day as it provides long lasting hydration, and helps rejuvenate the skin. Our formula provides skin-brightening effects while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Click on the link to read an article reviewed by Sarah Smith (Real Simple (9/8/2009 . How to Keep Your Hands Healthy, Healthy Hands). We hope you will find this delightful resource informative and educational: