Tips for beautiful hands and nails
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. Whether your hands and nails are suffering or whether you’d just like to pamper yourself, try these tips for beautiful nails and hands!
- 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.
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 Kitabayashi of Beverly Hills’ Chi Nail Bar.
- Lube with oils. “Oils are the best way to get moisture into the skin,” according to manicurist Kimmie Kyees.
- Use a nail buffer to shine nails between manicures.
- When finished eating a grapefruit or lemon, place your elbows in the halves for 10-30 minutes to soften them
- Go to the local beauty spa to have manicures, pedicures and facials. You can feel pampered without spending a fortune. Here, while you are doing holiday in Ubud, Sang Spa can give you the mani-pedi and facials treatment