Soft, Beautiful Hands
Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker have bony and veiny hands. These probably have to do with their fluctuating weight and in Madonna’s case, her over-exercising.
At a certain age, the hands become naturally drier and liver spots also known as age spots start to appear at the back of the hands.
Look after your hands and it will look after you. We owe it to our hands that they are properly cared for. Often we take them for granted; forgetting how versatile they are, that they complete us as human beings. No other species have”hands’ that are wonderfully made and perfectly formed. 😉
There are many secrets to beautiful hands. Some of these secrets were regimen practised by many previous generations. Some are old wives tales and yet some are so obvious, it is overlooked.
Here are my favourites:
1. Wearing of rubber gloves to do the housework, especially washing up, scrubbing surfaces, polishing using the hand, etc.
2. Have some oatmeals at the ready. Once or twice a day, your hands should be rubbed with oatmeals. It will whiten the hands as well as make them soft and flexible.
3. Roughened hands can be made softer by rubbing then with almond oil or olive oil before going to bed.
4. To moisturise the hands, generously apply a good moisturising cream in bed, wear glove overnight. The next morning, the hands will be soft, smooth and moisturised.
5. The length and shape of the nails should exactly correspond with the tips of the fingers.
6. Biting the nails should be avoided as a dirty and disagreeable habit, and one utterly destructive to their beauty, strength, and usefulness.
7. To remove stains and discolorations of the nails, a little lemon juice or vinegar and water is the best application.
8. The skin, as a rule, should never be cut, pared, picked or torn off, as is commonly done, and the less it is meddled with, otherwise than in the way just mentioned, the better.