Everyone wants to look and feel their absolute best, and a big part of that revolves around how good your skin looks. At Dermatology Consultants of Frisco, when we talk about skin, we’re talking about every single crease and fold. Today, we’re going to give you some valuable tips on how to show the skin on your hands some TLC.
The skin on your hands is tougher than skin anywhere else on your body, mainly because it’s one of the most exposed areas of the body. However, you don't have to get weekly manicures for your hands to feel soft and supple. Here are some pointers for a skincare routine that won’t break the bank.
Skincare Tips for Your Hands
You don't have to spend your hard-earned money going to the nail salon. Save your time and money and make your own skincare routine today. The products you’ll need include:
- Cuticle oil
- Sugar scrub
- Hand cream
- Epsom salt
- Essential oils
- Dark spot corrector
Cuticle oil: This oil is necessary for moisturizing the cuticle, the nail and the skin around the cuticle. Cuticle oil keeps it healthy by preventing dryness, cracking and splitting.
Sugar scrub: A sugar scrub acts as an exfoliator for your skin. This scrub unclogs your pores and removes damaged skin cells. Sugar scrub is a gentle exfoliator that also helps prevent acne, blemishes, blackheads and breakouts.
Hand cream: Hand cream makes softens your skin and helps with maintaining its youthful appearance. This cream also makes gives your skin a natural fragrance and helps keep your hands clean.
Epsom salts: This salt is used to cure a multitude of skin problems and aid with stress relief. Epsom salt reduces swelling and softens the skin as well. It’s an excellent choice if you have dry skin. It especially comes in handy around the winter. Use Epsom salt in a bath, in your facial masks and or by itself as an exfoliator.
Essential oils: Both eucalyptus and grapefruit oils are especially are great for moisturizing and skin rejuvenation. Applying these oils regularly promotes soft, healthy skin.
Dark spot corrector: A dark spot corrector hydrates your skin and removes blemishes, such as sunspots, freckles and other blemishes. Hydrating your skin helps keep it smooth and prevents it from becoming dry and callused.
Create a Skincare Routine
Your skincare routine doesn't have to consist of an expensive array of creams and other solutions. Exfoliation is the key to improving your skin, especially on your hands. The skin on your hands dry out quicker than the skin anywhere else on your body, so you should prioritize moisture and hydration for your hands. It wouldn't hurt to create a morning and nighttime routine to get the best results for your skin.
Soak Your Hands
Your hands may be rougher than usual during the upcoming winter months. Set time aside, at least twice per week, to soak your hands. Soaking your hands helps with moisture retention and makes exfoliation easier. Also, don't forget to use different essential oils to increase the effectiveness of
Apply a light moisturizer to your hands daily to prevent your skin from becoming dry and brittle. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you avoid fragranced moisturizers. The chemicals in them can prove rather harsh on your skin.
Lastly, your skin is your body's largest organ. It protects you from the elements and a plethora of viruses and diseases we come in contact with daily. Dermatology Consultants of Frisco is here to help you maintain healthy skin. Contact us or book an appointment today to receive a skin assessment and learn more about the services we offer.