Most of us are fortunate indeed to have two strong hardworking hands that are kept busy throughout the day and yet, do we give their welfare a second thought?
Whether we are doing the household chores, working in the garage or the garden or subjecting our hands to lots of water, we do need to give them some TLC (tender loving care) – and regularly.
5 tips for gardeners to look after their hands
1. Invest in good gloves as these will protect your hands from thorns, nettles
and dirt, making sure that they are good quality, durable and comfortable.
2. Handle splinters with care and the best way to remove one is to dab some baby oil onto your skin before gently sliding it out. Next, apply antiseptic cream or surgical spirit to avoid infection.
3. Working in the garden gives you the ideal opportunity to maximize your vitamin D levels
but once you have had sufficient sunlight exposure to your hands, pop on those gloves or use a natural sun cream
to protect them.
4. Treat any bites or stings by keeping something natural and effective in your first aid kit to provide symptomatic relief for skin irritation resulting from insect stings, insect bites
and nettle stings.
5. Once you have completed your tasks, give your hands a good clean and then treat them to a soothing and healing “hand oil
” session. Use by applying to clean hands morning and night for perfect skin hydration - and at other times when needed. Apply a few drops on the back of one hand and rub the back of your other hand against it to massage in the oil. You can add more to the knuckles and massage in gently using the knuckles of the other hand. This way you end up delivering the bulk of the product to the parts of your hands that need it most.
5 tips for looking after hands during and after household chores
1. Wear rubber gloves that are lined with cotton when your hands are in contact with harsh soaps, detergents or chemicals even when washing dishes. This is because dish washing liquid is alkaline, which is hard on the skin while regular cleaning agents can be extremely harsh on both nails and hands. When nails are exposed to water, they swell before shrinking back as they dry which can lead to brittle nails.
2. Always use a mild natural soap
when washing your hands.
3. Use a natural solution of sea salt mixed with lemon juice to exfoliate the skin on the backs of the hands twice a week for glowing skin. Brush it onto the backs of your hands with an old toothbrush to help remove any dead skin cells.
4. After washing your hands, always pat dry and, while slightly moist, use a natural moisturizer. Coconut oil is a good choice.
5. Cuticles on your nails act as a barrier to bacteria and nail fungus,
but they can often overgrow. Use a wooden cuticle pusher after your shower to keep them in line and NEVER cut your cuticles. Those tiny hangnails as well as bitten edges can catch on almost anything, turning into deep tears and possibly leading to infection. Keep them covered by applying a "liquid bandage product" as soon as damage appears or you can use any regular bandage until healing takes place.
And the cherry on the top?
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Give your hands this luxurious hand treatment to instantly improve the skin's natural moisture cushion while restoring comfort and glow to one of the body's most exposed areas. It deeply hydrates, softens and enhances the look of the skin providing nourishment and promoting healthy and radiant looking hands.
There is absolutely no need for expensive lotions and creams when you choose pure unadulterated plant extracts without parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, and SLSs.