Besides your face, what are the top two things people notice when you first meet them? When you first look at someone you notice them from their face, then you wide pan to their whole body. The two things that people usually notice is the hands and nails, especially in professional situations.
You might not think much of it now, but your hands and nails can say a lot about you. Who you are as a person and how your overall health is. Sun damage and premature aging can be easily seen through our hands, constant abrasion and dry skin are more noticeable too. Your finger nails can tell you about your health such as liver problems.
Like most parts of your body, you need to take care of your hands and nails. You need to pamper it from time to time to get smooth hands and strong nails. There are a lot of products you can buy from the market that are specifically designed for your nail and hands, but these items can be a bit pricey. There are a lot of chemicals in some of these products that can do more harm than good. Picking something organic or natural would be the best thing you can use for your hands and nails. Not only are the ingredients cheap, they are also filled with vitamins that can help the skin and nails.
Get a handle on these easy to do vitamin recipes and cures!
Get Through the Basics
Our hands and nails go through a lot every day. From cooking to cleaning to typing all day – your hands are most of the time, as active as your brain. This can cause a lot of strain on your hands, it can also cause a lot of unwanted germs, dirt and bacteria to accumulate. These stains, dirt, smell and so on can damage the hands and nails. You’ve seen all the old soap commercials that tell you about how important it is to wash your hands before and after meals. This is an important life lesson that these commercial wants to embed in us. Washing your hands thoroughly is important. Though, washing it wrong can burden the skin and nails. The best way for you to wash it is by using a mild soap and like warm water. For a deeper clean, you can soak your hands in a mixture of 4 cups of lukewarm water, 4 tablespoons of baking soda and a cup of apple cider. Leave it to soak for a few minutes and use a brush to gently scrub your hands and nails. This will remove any deeply imbedded dirt and smell.
Vitamin C Hand Peel
Remove unwanted dry skin on your hands and cuticles with some all natural vitamin C hand peel. Make your skin smooth and plump with these simple recipes. Mix one or two teaspoons of almond milk, two tablespoons of dead sea salt and 2 tablespoons of ascorbic acid or vitamin c powder. Mix it until it becomes a thick paste. Take an old and clean toothbrush and soak it in water. Massage the thick paste all over your hands and cuticle area, massage it for a few minutes and use your toothbrush to scrub on smaller areas such as the cuticle, fingers and knuckles. Rinse everything with lukewarm water.
After cleaning and peeling your hands, the next thing you can do is to apply a good amount of moisturizer that can help soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Essential oils contain moisturizing agents that can help make the skin healthy and glowing. Grapeseed oil is a great moisturizer, especially for the nails, this can help prevent nail damage and peeling. Use 2 tablespoon and massage it all over your hands. You can do this before you sleep for the best results.
Making your cuticle smooth and hydrated is a lot harder than keeping your hands healthy. Your cuticles need a little bit more care. Take a capsule of vitamin E and use the liquid inside on your cuticle. Massage this on the nails once a day and you’ll notice a huge difference in just a week. Your nails will never be stronger and shinier too.
If you like these vitamin tips, we recommend creating your own vitamin recipes. Mix and match the essential vitamins to keep your hands and nails healthy. Share with us some of your own tips.