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16 June 2022

We use our hands for most of our daily chores, but they are often overlooked when it comes to skincare. Hands take the wrath of all the everyday elements like sun, cold, dirt, and so on. Not to forget the different chemicals we come into contact with on a daily basis.

Your hands are sensitive, too, just like the skin on the rest of your body. They are prone to dryness, irritation, redness, and peeling and need just as much care.

Washing your hands with soap and water isn’t the only solution to care for your hands. A little more attention to them can go a long way, make your hands look and feel healthy.

In this article, we are going to list five essential ways you can pamper your hands to make them look soft, bright, and well-groomed.

Use a Soothing Soap


Yes, it is important to wash your hands several times a day, but you should ideally choose a soap or a hand wash that doesn’t just rid your hands of dirt and germs but also soothes your skin.

At Afound, we provide a variety of hand care products at great discounts. You can invest in a combination product like Harvest Organic Skincare soothing hand wash and balm. 

Just clean your hands thoroughly with the hand wash for at least thirty seconds, and make sure you get the back of your hands and in between your fingers. If you are wearing rings, make sure to remove them before washing your hands. Once done, wipe your hands dry, apply some balm and massage it well to soften the skin.



Use Hand Cream to moisturize


When the top layer on the skin of your hands dries up, you can notice not only cracks on your skin, but also spaces between the cells. Hand lotions are a great way to moisturize your skin, but it’s better to switch to a hand cream, as they are thicker and more long-lasting.

You can find hand creams of various brands like Gucci, The Makeup Store, and Dr. Hauschka to choose from at the Afound marketplace. Just look for one that goes with your skin type. 

If you have extremely dry skin, go with an oil-based hand cream. You can even pick a hand cream with ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acid and glycerin, as they are known to draw in moisture to your skin from the surrounding air.

Protect Your Cuticles

When you go for a manicure, it is highly likely that the manicurist will trim away your cuticles. But cuticles are important for your overall nail health. They make sure that your nails aren’t prone to any kind of infections. They also keep bacteria away from entering your nails and the surrounding skin. So we suggest you stay away from cutting your cuticles the next time you get a manicure.

However, if you want to trim your cuticles, soften them by soaking the cuticles in warm water or going for a warm shower. Then, push your cuticles back with the help of a cuticle remover and moisturize your nails with a hand lotion.


Massage your hands regularly


If you have a habit of getting gel manicures regularly, there is a possibility that the chemicals used for the manicure may cause dryness to your skin. This can make the nails brittle, dull, and lifeless. Usage of regular acetone nail polish remover may also cause breaking of the nails and peeling of the skin around. So, apply some nail oil or cuticle oil to your skin and massage it for a couple of minutes for your nails to regenerate the skin and make your nails grow healthily.

The same goes for your hands. Massaging your hands on a regular basis can not only make your hands look smoother and softer, but also gives you many health benefits.

Massaging your hands for a few minutes every night can help soak in any lotion and improve roughness of the skin.

Massaging your hands can also give you relief from pain and increase the strength of your grip. It can also lift your mood instantly and reduce stress and anxiety, thus improving your sleep quality.

Trim and Polish your nails


Long nails need extra care and attention, as dirt can accumulate in them easily, leading to the growth of bacteria and germs. This can result in infections and even food poisoning if you happen to eat with your hands. So it is necessary to trim your nails, polish them, and clean them regularly. 

You can polish your nails, file them, and paint them at home as per your liking. You can find a wide variety of manicure sets like Ciaté London and Windrose. If you like painting your nails, you can choose from different brands and colors at our marketplace at great discounts. Just remember to put on a base coat before you apply nail polish for it to last longer. If you want, you can just shine your nails and apply nail polish at the edge for perfect, natural-looking French nails.

If you don’t have time to do it yourself, you can go for a professional manicure. Having a regular manicure helps keep your nails clean and tidy. Furthermore, shaping your nails and cleaning your cuticles on a regular basis can assist in the healthy growth of nails.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best hand cream?


There are many hand creams you can choose from to keep your hands healthy and moisturized. Some of the best ones are Neutrogena Hand Cream and X by Margaux Hand Cream. Choose from our wide selection of hand creams at Afound at great discounts.

What cream for very dry hands?


One of the best remedies to get rid of dry hands is to coat them in lotion or petroleum jelly and cover them in gloves. This makes your hands soft and smooth. 

However, if you want to invest in moisturizing hand cream, we suggest you go with brands like L’Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel, Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Age Spot Correcting Hand Cream, or CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream.

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