8 Tips for Beautiful Hands

With the nail art craze booming, hands are on display big time. With these simple hand and nail care steps, though, it’s easy to keep hangnails and cuticle issues from ruining the awesome effect.

 

1. Use a milky hand wash.
1. USE A MILKY HAND WASH.
The clearer the cleanser, the more it may dry out your skin. Also avoid soaps that contain the harsh chemical triclosan (often marked “antibacterial”) and instead look for naturally antibacterial ingredients such as tea tree oil or eucalyptus.
2. Never put your hands in hot or icy water.
2. NEVER PUT YOUR HANDS IN HOT OR ICY WATER.

“Hot water makes skin dry by taking away sebum; cold can cause a constriction and then a dilation of capillary vessels, leading to redness,” explains manicurist Mie

3. Lube up with oils.
3. LUBE UP WITH OILS.

“Oils are the best way to get moisture into the skin,” according to manicurist.

4. Learn proper cuticle care.
4. LEARN PROPER CUTICLE CARE.

“If cuticles are dry and torn, any manicure will look old,” says L’Oreal Paris global nail artist Tom Bachik. However, “cutting cuticles can open you up to infection and make them look worse,” warns Illamasqua manicurist Fleury Rose. Exfoliate hands with a body scrub, then nip only hangnails that you can wiggle.

5. Moisturize post-sanitizer.

5. MOISTURIZE POST-SANITIZER.

It’s a step most of us wouldn’t think to do, but it’s important: High amounts of alcohol can dehydrate skin and nails, making polish chip faster.

6. Protect with sunscreen.
6. PROTECT WITH SUNSCREEN.

Your hands can wrinkle and spot just as fast as your face. Sunscreen alone can be drying to hands.

 

7. Try anti-aging face cream.
7. TRY ANTI-AGING FACE CREAM.

Its retinol improves elasticity—during his clients’ manicures. To conquer crepeyness, apply it to the backs of your hands at night.

8. Slather on a mask.
8. SLATHER ON A MASK.

Smooth on CND Almond Illuminating Masque , then place hands in plastic bags and top with a warm towel for five minutes.Heat helps the mask penetrate

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