Hydrated Hands = Happy Hands = Youthful Hands

woman over 50 reclining on a beige small sofa wearing red paisley pajamas grey slippers a grey sleep mask and white cotton gloves for sleeping

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.




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  1. This is such a timely post for the season and for Covid. The hand sanitizers I use really tend to dry my hands and cuticles. So, I am looking forward to putting your ideas to use and taking better care of my hands. The masks sound wonderful. And, cute pajamas, Beth!!

    1. True. Haven’t found a hand sanitizer yet that doesn’t dry my hands out. Hope you like some of the products I find so helpful.

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Beth. I am not very diligent when it comes to keeping my hands moisturized, but your post has given me a gentle reminder and some good ideas. With winter approaching I need all the help I can get!

    1. I find the easiest way is to keep a favorite hand lotion where you sp[end the most time in your home. For me, it is in a drawer next to the kitchen sink, on my desk, and next to the bed. Glad it was a good friendly reminder.

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