The Daily Routine That Will Give You Perfect Hands


photo: Bing Bang

As the colder weather arrives, it’s time to say hello to a new skincare routine – for your hands! Yes, you read that correct! Your hands are one of the most important body parts, yet they somehow get overlooked during the beauty regime.

During winter, hands can become dry and flaky, which can be uncomfortable for you and anyone whose hands you shake at work. So, here are some top tips on how to keep your hands enviably soft and gorgeous!

Exfoliate and Moisturize
To remove that flaky skin, why not try a hand scrub? The L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub is infused with helpful oils designed to replenish your dry skin, but you can also use your excess facial exfoliator!

Moisturizing is also important in all beauty regimes, and the hands are no exception! Invest in a good hand cream to keep by your sink and say goodbye to those dry knuckles. We recommend La Mer Hand Treatment.

Top Tip: Try to purchase a travel sized bottle as well which can fit easily in your purse in case of emergency.

Oil It Up
Now, let’s look at those nail beds. If your cuticles are dry and breaking, it’s time to find a cuticle oil like this Deborah Lippman one. Simply massage a few drops of oil onto your skin and nails and you’ll feel the benefits instantly!

You can use oil on your hands too if you have suffered from any scars or burns. Diluted tea tree oil is used in lots of cosmetics and is known for its scar healing properties.

Keep Those Nails In Check
Make a habit of shaping and buffing your nails regularly to ensure they stay neat and clean. Avoid chipped nail polish and bring a nail file with you in your purse to keep your nails in check at all times. Look into nail-friendly polishes with good ingredients such as coconut oil.

Treat Yourself
Indulge in some TLC and give yourself a hand massage! Grab your hand cream and use your fingers to gently massage your hands. A great way to relax after a long day of writing and typing. You can also use a hand mask, like this Oh K! Violet Hand Mask straight from Korea for an extra special treatment.

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  • Elishia

    I have always hated my hands, especially in the winter BUT since I have my beautiful engagement and wedding rings on my finger and my nails are slightly longer I’ll certainly be trying to look after them this winter, this post should do the trick! Thanks :)

  • Jenelle Witty

    Yes! So true! I have been making this a priority over the past months and I love that I can look down and see healthy, happy hands. It sounds so strange, but I feel cleaner and more put together this way.

    xx Jenelle

  • Christine Salas

    Nice tips. Thank you.

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