Hands are constantly exposed to a variety of harmful factors. These include both weather conditions and the effects of chemicals such as detergents. There are very few sebaceous glands on the skin of the hand, which makes it very sensitive to drying out, even insufficient drying of the hands and exposure to wind can cause great damage, so it is important to know about the comprehensive care.
You can experiment a bit when creating your own hand care cosmetics. It is even advisable, because in this way it will turn out to find the composition of the ingredients that best suit the skin. In turn, supporters of ready-made solutions can use the following recipes and go through a step-by-step procedure to create beautiful hands.
Step 1. Cleansing
This is basically an introduction to beauty treatments, getting rid of old nail polish.
Step 2. Softening hand bath
Pleasant, hot baths will surely please people with constantly cold hands. They will keep them warm and improve circulation. Correctly selected ingredients provide intense hydration and nutrition, improve skin firmness and elasticity, relieve allergies and inflammation, and help light wounds to heal.
Herbal bath - soothing and revitalizing
Pour a mixture of herbs - horsetail, nettle leaves, sage and chamomile (2 teaspoons each) with a liter of water and bring to a boil. When the infusion begins to boil, remove it from the heat, let it cool to such a temperature that you can immerse your hands in it and hold it for 15 minutes.
Ginger bath - warming and moisturizing
It is an ideal proposition for winter when it is constantly cold. Boil several pieces of fresh ginger over low heat in 0.5 liters of water for 5-7 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of shea butter or coconut oil to the decoction.
It perfectly cleanses, relieves swelling. Use about 3 handfuls of salt in 2 liters of water. You can enrich the bath with selected herbs and natural vegetable oil such as coconut.
Step 3: Peel
A peeling hand treatment combined with a gentle hand massage will help remove dead epidermal cells, stimulate blood circulation and oxygenate the skin, making it smooth, soft and firm. A variety of products are used as abrasive peels, but the most popular are sugar, salt and coffee grounds.
Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture.
2 tablespoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of dried sage, and 1-2 tablespoons of a little warmed up shea butter.
From the coffee grounds
Add 1-2 tablespoons of argan oil and a few drops of aromatic oil, such as orange, to 2 tablespoons of ground coffee.
Massage your hands with peeling for 3-5 minutes.
Step 4: nourishing masks
When your hands are softened and exfoliated, it's time to give them a dose of hydration and nutrients that further regenerate and protect against harmful factors. Their beneficial properties provide comprehensive hand care, since the masks will act not only on the skin, but also on the nails.
Olive mask - intensely moisturizing and brightening
This is a very simple recipe consisting of slightly warmed olive oil and two teaspoons of lemon juice. Rub the mixture into cleansed hands while performing a gentle massage.
Taking care of the hands and nails, it provides them with many valuable nutrients such as proteins, vitamin C, starch and other beneficial enzymes. For the preparation of cosmetics, you will need two well-cooked potato tubers, 1 egg yolk and 3 tablespoons of milk. Mix everything to get a smooth paste.
Honey yoghurt mask - rejuvenating
2 tablespoons of natural yogurt, 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey. After washing your hands, apply a moisturizer or any vegetable oil on them.
After applying cosmetics, wrap your hands with foil and a towel - the heat will increase the absorption of nutrients. Wash off after about 15-30 minutes. You can leave the mask on all night - replacing the foil and towel with cotton gloves, which will prevent the makeup from wiping off the bedding, and at the same time will allow the skin to "breathe".
Step 5: home nail care
You can talk about complex hand care only if you take proper care of your nails. Most of the procedures described above also have a positive effect on their condition, but here are a few recipes strictly dedicated to nails:
Gargle in gelatin
Dissolve 2 tablespoons of gelatin in 1⁄2 cup of warm water. Soak your nails in this mixture for about 15 minutes.
Mask against fragility and delamination
Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and a few drops of vitamins A, C and E. Keep the mask on your nails for a few minutes.
Firming honey mask
Massage a mixture of 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon honey into your nails and cuticles. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.
After strengthening and softening procedures, use a set for the care of the nail plate - give it the correct shape and length, remove the cuticle and, finally, apply your favorite varnish.