Our hands and nails quickly show signs of ageing if we don’t take care of them. Hands lack fat and sebum, which makes them very sensitive to external factors including water, chemicals, sun and cold weather.
1. Hand massage and moisturise
Use a neutral Ph soap. Dry your hands carefully and apply a moisturiser. The best way to do this is to gently massage your fingers and thumb, and then the palm of your hand. Don’t forget to relax!
2. Reinvigorating warm oil bath
If your hands are very dry or damaged, give them a treat with a warm argan oil or olive oil bath.
Model and author Sophie Dahl is a fan of argan oil – the latest beauty must-have, found in South western Morocco. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. It also contains eight essential fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Gently warm the oil and place in a deep bowl. Rest your hands in the oil bath for at least 10 minutes. Then pat them dry with a soft towel.
3. Cellophane wrap
If your hands need some super-deluxe treatment, wrap them in cellophane after the warm oil bath and rest for a further 15-20 minutes. You’ll be amazed at the results.
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