My Hand Care Routine (To Hide Your Real Age!)

24th February

Hand care products

Our hands need just as much attention as our face. As we age, our hands start to look older as skin looses its elasticity. And so, even if we all take great care of our faces, we need a good hand care routine. That is, if we want to hide our real age.

Hand Cream

A good hand cream is the first thing you should have. It does not have to be expensive. As you can tell, I love L’occitane, especially their travel-sized hand creams. You can carry one in your bag or a clutch, and so, this is what I always have with me.

 L'Occitane hand care

L’Occitane hand care

In fact, I apply a hand cream after every wash. That’s because I wash my hands quite often, and so otherwise, they can get very dry.

You can also use a drugstore cream like Nivea, for example. The day cream can help to keep your hands moisturized, and the classic Nivea thick cream is perfect for night care. Apply it before you go to bed, and when you wake up, your hands will be smooth and nourished.

Nivea skin products

Hand Scrub

During wintertime, our hands tend to get really dry. (Always wear your gloves; it is not only elegant, but also protects your skin!) In order to prevent or fix this problem, all you need is a good scrub, which I happen to make at home.

You can make your own DIY scrub very easily. The ingredients can include whatever you like: coffee, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, and/or sugar. Or, you can simply use your favorite body scrub.

After scrubbing your hands well, moisten them with a generous amount of pure shea butter (or coconut/jojoba oil). After that, cover them with a pair of spa gloves, preferably just before you go to bed. During the night, the butter/oil will soak in, and your hands will be incredibly soft in the morning!

Julia's hand care products

Whenever you do any cleaning or chores around the house, you can also take the opportunity to do something nice for yourself. Apply an oily cream. (I like this one by Provenzali which contains jojoba oil.) Then, put on your gloves back on, and voila! You get a spa hand treatment, even while cleaning!

Cuticles

Don’t forget your cuticles. Make sure to keep them moisturized with a cuticle oil or body butter before you go to sleep. I love this lemon body butter by Burt’s Bees. It lasts a long time since you only need a tiny amount for each application.

Caldale hand care

I’ve been loving this Caudalie cream recently. I apply it any time I’m about to go out; it absorbs fast, and the scent lasts for hours.

Burt's Bees cuticle oil

Here’s another great tip. Whenever you apply a face mask to your face, put some on your hands. That way, you don’t have to spend money to buy a special hand mask.

So, ladies, in order to prevent your hands from aging unnecessarily, you should moisturize your hands daily, use an exfoliating scub on them, cover them with a thick hand cream or shea butter before going to bed, and take care of your cuticles. These simple steps will make your hands look younger, smooth, and beautiful!

Julia's lovely hands (and face)

‘As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others’ – Audrey Hepburn

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8 COMMENTS

8 responses to “My Hand Care Routine (To Hide Your Real Age!)”

  1. Thank you for sharing dear, it’s always a delight to read your blog!!! 🙂
    Much love,

    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

  2. Gabrielle says:

    Great tips! I take great care of my hands – at the very least, we can all be sure to moisturise our hands daily 🙂 Love your tip of also scrubbing/exfoliating the hands, I’ll definitely keep that in mind!

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    x

    • Julia says:

      Thank you, Gabrielle! It doesn’t take much time; you can do it while you are scrubbing your body or face. I sometimes scrub with what’s left over. 🙂 Make sure you concentrate on your cuticle area. I’m very glad that you found the post to be useful. 😉 xxxx

  3. Dominique says:

    I love Caudalie products! Such a great post with fab tips, hun. xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Julia says:

      Thank you so much! It so nice to read your comments? I love Caudal too. They make really good products. These tips DO work; my hands are very soft and people notice it! 🙂 xxx

  4. Sharron says:

    I try my best to take care of my hands because there was a time I didn’t and things got bad especially my nail bed. Thanks for sharing this informative post.

    deffinatlyshaz.co.zw

    • Julia says:

      Thank you, Sharron, I am happy you found this post useful! It is great to be able to give out hands a treatment while doing something else like cleaning or sleeping! 🙂 xx


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