January 8, 2006

Hand and Nail Care

Hands are the most visible parts of you, but they also take a lot of abuse. You use them in everyday activity, and yet, they are the ultimate accessories. You must give them the same attention you give your face.

Hand Care:
* While washing hands use luke warm water & a mild soap.

* Apply any baby oil or lotion to your hands before going to bed.

* Massage your hands with curds or Vaseline at least twice a week.

* Smoothen your hands, by applying equal quantities of lemon, honey & almond oil.

* For rough hands, apply olive oil and few drops of glycerine.

* Slough off dead skin cells with a solution made of sea salt lemon. Brush it into hands with an old toothbrush. Do this twice a week to soften hands and remove discoloration.

* Warm a cup of milk in the microwave for thirty seconds (or until warm, but comfortable to the touch). Soak your hands for five minutes to strengthen nails and hydrate skin. Not only is milk loaded with lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates dead skin, but also its high calcium content will strengthen fragile nails.

* Hand Massage
To stimulate circulation, rub your palm over the back of the hand and then repeat with the other hand. This movement is very similar to washing your hands and it does not only stimulate circulation, it also warms the hands.

Nail Care:
*Nails should be kept clean.

*Apply nail polish minimally or when the occasion demands.

*Gelatine plays an important role in nail care. Drink gelatine in hot water or milk every night. It gives nourishment to your nails.

*Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin deficiency or extreme dryness. Vitamin A, D & B complex are good for nails. Rubbing your nails with warm olive oil, reduces dryness.

*To lengthen your nails rub lemon juice every night.

*Rub a slice of potato on your nails to remove slight stains.

*Manicure is good for hands & nails.

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  1. Sharayu5:13 PM

    To stimulate circulation, rub your palm over the back of the hand and then repeat with the other hand.

    This movement is very similar to washing your hands and it does not only stimulate circulation, it also warms the hands.

  2. If you do get your hands wet, remember to rinse them well and dry them carefully after the work is done.

  3. Smitha4:16 PM

    Wow! i got an awesome manicure at home and didn't have to spend money. (Except for the polish!!) It saved me money,time,effort, and less whining! Thanks

  4. If you want smooth and fine nails, then take a cup of olive oil. Now dip your nails in the oil for about 30 min. After removing your nails from the oil, you can observe that your nails will be smooth and fine.

  5. Bhagyashri4:04 PM

    While washing dishes or doing any housework wear rubber gloves. For extra hand softness, apply hand cream before you put on the rubber gloves

  6. Beauty expert4:06 PM

    To keep your nails at their strongest, avoid filing in a back-and-forth motion, move only in one direction. Avoid filing nails just after getting out of a shower or bath as, wet nails break more easily.
    Rub a small amount of petroleum jelly into your cuticle and the skin surrounding your nails before going to bed, this helps in keeping your nails hydrated. If you hate using petroleum jelly, then substitute it with Castor oil. Castor oil is thick and contains vitamin E, which is great for your cuticles. You can also use olive oil

  7. Chaitra4:31 PM

    tips were very good, i tried the sugar and baby oil one, instantly my hands went from being rough to smooth, i would recommend it to anybody with rough dry hands its excellent!

  8. Praveena11:13 AM

    Your nails play an important role in beautifying the way you look and preserving a good health on the whole. Have you ever realized that your fingernails and toenails can indicate potential problems in other parts of your body? If you have healthy nails, they should have a pink hue. Any change in tone and texture many indicate mineral and vitamin deficiencies.Most of the time, we tend to neglect our nails. How well we maintain our hands and nails is one way we tell the world about our good hygiene. They are like windows giving us an insight into the robustness and sensitivity of the person

  9. Harsh5:08 PM

    White bands across the nails are a result of protein deficiency.
    A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid can cause splitting nails.
    Lack of vitamin B12 can lead to dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails.

  10. Buddhi5:21 PM

    Nail Brightener-Dip a nail brush into equal parts lemon juice, equal parts white vinegar (half of each liquid-this helps lifts stains) and warm water. Brush over stained or yellow nails. Wait 1 minute, then rinse.

  11. Nileema10:11 AM

    Remember to let each coat dry well before applying another coat. If one layer is still tacky when a second coat is applied, that also can cause bubbling

  12. Use a base and a top coat to make polish last longer

  13. Anish8:53 AM

    Clean your nails, Put moisturizer, trim them regularly,Apply fresh nail polish once a week and Protect your nails with hand gloves.

  14. Danny8:41 AM

    Keep hands beautiful by not exposing them to detergents and water. Wear rubber gloves to avoid brittle nails.

  15. Keep your hands off your face.


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