How To Take Care Of Your Hands

How to take care of your hands.

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In this article we are going to talk about our hands and how to take care of them. I am going to suggest things you can do, and how to take care of your hands properly.

Our hands are very important because they help us work and take care of our families, hands don’t only do that, they help us express our feelings, for example when you are so happy to see someone, you open up your arms and hug them and hold them tight with your hands.

Or if your friend has gotten bad news, you will reach out and touch them to console them. Hands also play a big role in ensuring our well being, I mean think about it, the Doctors use their hands to mend us when we are broken, OK I know they also use the education that they have, but in most part hands play a big role.

Our hands are very important

Mothers and fathers use their hands to take care of their children. Sports men and women use hands to win great prizes, especially in games like basket ball and tennis. Also, men and women use hands to accomplish many great things.

Hands can bring a lot of joy and unfortunately hands can also inflict a lot of pain on people.

I know now you are wondering where I am going with this, and why I am telling you things you already know. please stay with me, i will make my point shortly.

I am telling you all this even though I know that it’s not something new I am telling you because I want you to see why you should take better care of your hands.

If you read blogs about skincare, most of them are talking about face, and other parts of the body, I have found very few articles that are specifically dedicated to hand care, and that is why I decided to write one. You can also click here to see my review of 10 best hand creams

I was actually researching for my own benefit because my hands need special care, I have a very nice body butter that I make myself, which I use on my body and on my hands, but I wanted to see if there is a product out there that I can use on my hands keeping in mind that my skin can get very dry especially on my hands.

My embarrassing story I had rough hands

Anyway, before we go further, I want to share with you an embarrassing situation I found myself in once. OK so I was going to apply for a job at some place that will remain unnamed.

When I got there I of course had to shake hands with the manager of the place, and I had practiced the handshake and I had read many articles on how to conduct yourself during a job interview. Some articles suggested that you have to give a firm handshake.

So I, of course, applied the advice from the articles to my situation, I gave that poor man a very steady and firm handshake, now this is where I could’ve changed the story and tell you that the man had rough sandpaper hands.

But no, I am gonna be honest and tell you that the guy asked me well, Miss do you use moisturizer on your hands? And I answered, absolutely! then he said, remind me before you leave I will write down a product that could help you with your little problem.

And I was thinking to myself, what? my little what? anyway, it turns out my hands were very rough, OK in my defense, I did use hand cream and perhaps it was just one of those days you know, the kind where things don’t go right.

You can stop laughing now, let us go back to how to take care of your hands.

OK going back to how to take care of your hands, I think the first thing we need to do is stop taking our hands for granted, I mean we spend so much time and money taking care of our face, our hair and other parts of our bodies, but when it comes to hands, we fall short.

And this is why you find the hands showing aging signs so early, its because we are not taking care of the skin on our hands, we all know that the key to slowing the aging process of our skin is moisture. Click here to see the best anti aging hand cream.

we also know that as we age our skin tends to lose moisture quicker, so what do we do? We need to find ways to lock in the moisture so our hands can look and feel young like the rest of our body.

The first thing you need to do is to stop using harsh soaps to wash your hands, we know that we are always washing our hands which is good, but some soaps are just too harsh on the skin, choose a mild soap to be used in the bathroom in your house.

Anti-bacteria soap is not always good for your hands

Also the anti-bacterial soaps are not necessary for simple hand wash, yes you can have the anti-bacterial soap but its not necessary to use it every time you wash your hands.


The reason I say this is because some antibacterial soaps are stripping your skin of its good bacteria that is supposed to protect you, also the soap will strip your skin of its natural oils that keep it moist.

Always wear rubber gloves when washing up

Another thing that will be very helpful is to always use rubber gloves when washing up, I use to make a mistake of washing up without rubber gloves and no matter what I did or which product I used on my hands, they kept getting dry.

The water and the washing up liquid those two things are not good for your hands, especially since you are probably using hot water to wash up, it’s better to use the gloves to protect your hands.

When working outside or indoors on your plants always remember to put on your gardening gloves, and this also applies to when you are handling wood maybe in the winter, handling wood with bare hands can dry your skin very badly and can also irritate your skin making your hands very rough.

Listen up Guys you too need to learn how to take care of your hands.

This section is for guys, I know you are not very much into creams and skin care products but believe me, you don’t want to have rough hands, you need to have a good hand cream, you should actually have one at home, and one at work or in the car. Click here to see my review of ten best hand creams

I say this because you are not like us women, we have all sorts of things in our purses but guys won’t want to be carrying these things arround, I actually recently watched a commedian who was making fun of guys who use skin care products and I was screaming at the top of my voice at tv, shame on you!

I personally prefer that guys take great care of their skin and in this case, their hands, I don’t see why men would want to have dry cracked hands, the hands will be so painful and they will stop you from doing your work, so if you take care of your hands, they will take care of you.

So find a hand cream you like, and buy a couple, that way when you are at home you can use it after shower or after hand wash, don’t let your skin dry out. And remember, the best time to apply your hand cream is before bed.

Treat your hands like you would your face, and you will be happy with the results.

Occasionally remember to give your hands a nice exfoliating scrub, and you can also use some face mask treatment on your hands, basically treat your hands like you would your face, and you will slow the aging process for sure.

Another way to help your hands from drying and cracking, is to give them a deep hydrating night treatment, in this case you scrub your hands,and then you put a super hydrating cream and then you wear gloves and sleep in them, if you do this at least twice a week, your hands will look and feel amazing.

So now you have few tips on how to take care of your hands and I hope you will pay more attention to those hands, because they do great things and they deserve to be treated better.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject and more importantly, I would like to hear if you’ve been taking care of your hands and if yes I would like to hear how. So please leave me a comment.

Thank you for your time


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