Hands-On Beauty: Tips For Gorgeous Hands And Nails

Hands-On Beauty: Tips For Gorgeous Hands And Nails

Our hands are always being stressed by the weather, the things we do every day, and other things. Give your hands a break when you wash them by using milder soaps, avoiding too hot or too cold water, and drying them gently. Use the same patting motion you use on your face, and then put on a moisturizer.


As we get older, it gets harder for our skin to hold on to moisture, which can make it dry and cause wrinkles. To stop this from happening, choose a thick moisturizer with glycerin, shea butter, and other occlusive ingredients to keep the moisture in the skin for longer. Some people wear soft cotton gloves over their moisturized hands at night as an extra step. One of the best ways to keep the skin on your hands smooth and plump is to moisturize them often. Your nails will also be grateful. Running a humidifier in your home or office is a bonus step that can help.

Take care of your nails

Hygiene is the first step in taking care of your nails. Try to keep your nails dry and clean to stop bacteria from growing under them. Harvard Health says that ridges, brittleness, or changes in the thickness of the nails can all be signs of getting older. But doing a lot of work with your hands, especially if it involves water, can speed up this process. If you want to avoid problems, wear gloves when you wash the dishes or handle harsh cleaning chemicals.

Sunblock should be used

Since you use your hands a lot, it's important to keep them safe from not only wear and tear but also the sun and other elements. As was already said, the sun is especially hard on your hands. Make sure to use sunscreen with a UV+ rating of at least 30 every day, even in the winter, and reapply it every four hours. This will help a lot to keep sun spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging caused by the sun from showing up.

Put on gloves

Make sure to protect your hands when you do things like gardening, washing the dishes, and working out at the gym. This will protect your hands from the physical wear and tear that these activities can cause, and you'll notice a difference in how your hands look over time.

Scrub your hands gently

Take a small amount of your favorite body scrub and rub it into your wet hands in a circular motion. Be careful with the thin and sensitive skin on the back of the hands. Focus on your fingers and massage the scrub carefully into your knuckles and joints, which tend to get dark or thick. This will make your hands look brighter, smoother, and softer.

Always file your nails

Avoiding snags is essential to keeping your nails looking neat. Smoothing the edges of your fingernails with a file makes them less likely to split or tear, while nails that are too short may not protect your fingertips well enough. Don't file your nails back and forth, but only in one direction, away from the nail bed.

Cuticle Care

Just like your hands, your nails need to be kept moist. While you have the moisturizer out, rub a little bit into the base and sides of your nails, as well as the cuticles, which protect the skin under your nails. When you moisturize your nails and cuticles, they stay flexible and are less likely to break, tear, or get hangnails, which can lead to skin infections. If your cuticles are very dry and tend to tear, you might want to use cuticle oil at night to give them a little extra moisture.

Try an Add-On

Researchers have found that some supplements can make your hands and nails look better. Biotin is a B-complex vitamin that helps cells grow and divide in a healthy way. It also helps the body use amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins and are needed for nail growth and may help strengthen your weak fingernails. Other supplements, like Omega-3, Vitamin C, Iron, and Zinc, can also make your nails stronger and keep the skin on your hands looking good.

Treatments for Tightening the Skin and Reducing Wrinkles

As we get older, our bodies make less collagen, which can lead to loss of volume, sagging skin, and fine lines. Venus LegacyTM wrinkle treatments and Venus VersaTM skin-tightening treatments use radio frequency energy to boost collagen production in the skin in a natural way. This gives the skin back its youthful look quickly, effectively, and with no downtime.

If you take care of your hands and nails, they will look great for the rest of your life. Find a qualified provider near you to see what a difference an aesthetic treatment can make in how they look.

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Toni Morrison is a travel writer and photographer who enjoys experiencing new places and cultures. He hopes to inspire his readers to travel the globe with curiosity and respect, with a focus on sustainable and ethical tourism.