The weather is changing around the country and I hear you. Many of you are asking what to do to help hands and fingernails look their best. You can use expensive store bought products or you can use a combination of them with a go to your kitchen twist.
Natural Hand Soak
I like to soak my hands in a bowl of warm water and 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. The acid from the apple 🍏 cider vinegar gently exfoliates the skin on your hands. Do this for at least 5-10 minutes.Rinse well and wash your hands with soap and water. Apply your favorite hand and body lotion afterwards. If you have more time take it and follow my next two steps below.
I especially love to do these treatments on Sundays when I have more time now.
Next, I like to use and apply a thin coat of a hydrating FACE mask on my hands. You heard me! Face mask. Your face won’t know you’re using a face mask on your hands but the hands on your skin will know. Leave on at least 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and a washcloth. Your hands will be even more hydrated and look better too.
Please note:A mud mask or a mask for oily skin will not do. Choose a creamy moisturizing mask.
Last natural beauty hack step is organic coconut oil I highly recommend you take those clean hands and apply coconut oil to them. Rub in on the fingernail beds,cuticles and tops and bottoms of the hands.Wrap your hands in saran wrap or simply enjoy the oil alone and leave on 5 minutes and rub into the hands and all over the nails. With all the hand washing we need to do and the weather this 15 minute or more treat will have the skin on hands on your hands feeling so good.
When you’re done you can rinse your hands but I blot my hands on a paper towel and ENJOY the healthy happy hydrated glow of your skin. (Be careful your hands will be a bit slippery for a bit).
*If you are allergic to ANY of the ingredients don’t use and skip the step or substitute with something else.
Cheap and so worth the few minutes it takes to do.
Happy Self Care SUNDAY!