Do you often feel shy to shake hands with people due to your rough hands? Most of us ignore the daily care of our hands as we do with our face. But the fact is that our hands are exposed to the soaps, detergents, pollutants and receive rough treatments more than any other body part. They are also most susceptible to the aging process and sun damage.
Thus hands require a good pampering. A normal face cream is not efficient to take care of hands. It requires something extra which can only be achieved by a good hand cream. A hand cream protects the skin of your hands from further damage and repairs it by smoothening, rehydrating, and softening of the skin. A regular adherence provides well-toned and firm skin.
Hand cream is different from face cream in the sense that it is much thicker, long- lasting, contains essential oils, water, herbs, and flowery extracts. It may also contain anti aging ingredients and vitamins. These ingredients are bind together by emollients creating a thick texture that protects and nourishes your skin deeply. After applying the cream, you will feel a deliberately greasy feel but soon after, it gives a delicate healthy feel.
If you have a sensitive skin, you have to be quite careful about the selection of a hand cream. A hypo-allergenic formula is suitable for all types of skin. Since our hands are vastly exposed to sun, these creams contain SPF balance which acts as a sun guard for preventing sun burn and other harmful effects of sun.
A lot of attention should be given to the hands when they come in to the contact with harsh detergents and cleaning products. After finishing the task, rinse your hands gently with clean water to remove any residue and apply a good hand cream immediately to lock the moisture. Keep an extra care of your hands by wearing gloves when doing kitchen work or washing clothes.
Along with hand care, pay proper attention to your nails. Keep them neat, clean, and well shaped. Well nourished hands with neat and clean nails are a pleasure to behold.
Remember, your hands are as special as your face. Hands play an important role in communicating with others. Also hands tell us how old a person is. So looking after your hands must be your first priority so that you can shake your hands with more confidence.