Happy hands are hydrated and pampered hands. We constantly worry about the signs of aging on our faces and necks as we get older. However, our hands can be the one that really gives our age away to others. If you don’t pamper your hands there is no time like the present to start.
We wash our hands and use hand sanitizer more than ever before. Now with the holidays coming there will be more cooking and clean up going on so our hands will be in even more hot water. All of this contributes to dry hands. So here are some tips and tricks to think about as we go into the winter season to take good care of our hands and fingers. We want to have happy hands so that they don’t give our age away, don’t we?
Hydrated Hands Daytime Tips
To count the number of times I wash my hands and put hand lotion on a day would be a part time job for me lately. Yes, every time I wash my hands or use hand sanitizer I also break out the hand cream.
Here’s where I keep hand lotion so that it is always handy during the day:
- In a drawer next to the kitchen sink. For dishwashing and cooking this is my favorite hand lotion. For dishwashing I really like wearing these gloves.
- In my purse
- In the console of my car
- On my desk
- In my office bathroom
I admit that I keep a few brands and types of lotions around so that my hands get treated to different types of ingredients throughout the day. You will be able to see the variety of brands that I love to switch up at the bottom of the post. Remember that you can click on any photo to get additional information or order. Trust me, there are some good ones that you will want to check out.
Hydrated Hands Nighttime Tips
Sometimes are hands need a little extra TLC just like our faces. Nighttime is a great time for that. I like to treat myself to a good hand mask from time to time. Once I am ready for bed I put them on my hands while watching television or listening to an audio book. Oh my, what a difference that 15 minutes can make. If I don’t have one of those on hand my other TLC trick is to put on a heavy moisturizer or pure shea butter and wear these white gloves to bed. For some reason I can’t keep them on all night, but for the amount of time they stay on it really makes a difference.
Happy Hands Includes our Nails and Cuticles
We can’t forget about our nails and cuticles. With all of the curve balls that 2020 has thrown us I have to admit that I am doing my nails myself. I have only been to the nail salon a couple of times all year. I went because I had an ingrown toenail that I needed a little help with. My cuticles are actually looking better than they have in a long time. Every day I use these products (oil/cream) on the sides of my nails and on my nail beds and it makes a HUGE difference. The cream is a little on the pricey side, but will last you forever because it only takes a small dot to rub on all 5 fingers.
We may not be hand models, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t treat our hands with love. Yes, some women make a good living doing that. This is a quick read I found recently about a hand model and how she keeps her hands looking their best. Yikes, can you imagine being this careful every day of your life with your hands. I just want mine to be soft and youthful looking and not get paper cuts easily all winter long.
Thanks for reading. I hope you found some new tips and tricks to keep your hands looking their best. Don’t forget to have a little SASs in your life.