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How to maintain your hands:

How to maintain your hands:

For hands that are smooth and wrinkle free, soak them in a bowl of warm water for five minutes, before drying and applying your favourite hand cream. The water soaks into the skin and the cream forms a barrier, locking it in and easing aches and pains at the same time.

You can never overdo moisturizing! This applies for face & body moisturizers and also hand creams. Always carry a hand cream with you and apply frequently especially in the winter months when cold weather can dry out the hands.

Nails are porous so become weak when they are overexposed to water and chemicals, rubber gloves are a must – its old advice but it really works.

Many women skip it, but they shouldn’t. A base coat is like double sided tape for your nails – it holds polish in place so it lasts longer.

Always give your nails a topcoat of clear polish to help protect the paint that little bit longer.

Night-time is the right time to give your hands a more intense winter warmer. Use a good quality cream, and apply really thickly. Then using some cotton gloves, wrap up your mitts and let the cream work its magic overnight

A lot of women think they have to have long nails to wear colours. I recommend keeping them short and not too square. Filing the edges into an oval shape makes your nails and your fingers look longer and more elegant.

Cleansing lemon and nourishing sweet almond oil will help to revitalize weary nails. Heat 2 tsp of beeswax in a small ceramic bowl over simmering water. When runny, mix in two drops of lemon essence and blend thoroughly. Then gradually add 2 tbsp of sweet almond oil. Once hardened, the beeswax should still be pliable. Place it in a small jar. Apply to fingertips, massage into cuticles morning and evening, and keep handy if you work with paper, as this can cause torn dry cuticles.

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