Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's in Your Hands

Don't we just love shopping for makeup and beauty essentials? Some people even spend tens and even hundreds (imagine!) of pesos to undergo facial treatments to maintain their youthful glow. Indeed, these products and treatments may keep your face looking always fresh and young, but are we forgetting something? Yes, we are! We are forgetting our hands!

Yes, our hands. Because no matter how much we strive to keep our faces young looking, our real age is reflected in our hands. Imagine, a pretty lady with smooth, dewy skin who looks like she's in her 20's... then we see her hands--dry, gnarly, and with bulging veins! Oh no!

Amidst all the products and procedures made for the face, it is often our hands that are forgotten. After all, their use and function is rooted from simple muscle movements which are almost purely instinctive that we do not need to think consciously to use them--which is the same reason why they are neglected most of the time. We may not have gnarly hands right now, but don't you think it's time to consciously start taking extra care of them? Here are my tips:

1. Keep them clean. Clean hands are certainly desirable, even a three-year old can attest to that! Always keep a hand sanitizer handy. Choose one which contains moisturizer so it won't strip you of moisture.

2. Moisturize! Keep you hands soft and silky and leave a lasting impression on that guy you shook hands with this morning! Use a moisturizing hand lotion and choose one with a lovely scent. As for me, I like slathering cocoa butter on my hands before I go to sleep. The heavely chocolate-y scent lulls me to sleep and I wake up with supple, pinkish palms--which smell like chocolate!

3. Keep your nails neat. This doesn't mean that you have to go to the salon every week to get a manicure. Simply keeping the tips of your nails dirt-free and smooth is enough--remember, nothing sucks more than having dirty, chewed nails! Plus, you could get sick from ingesting the bacteria lodged between your nails when you nail-bite.

Tip: Do you have a lip balm you aren't using anymore because you don't like its taste? Don't let it go to waste! Instead, use it as a nail balm. Coat your nails with a lippie you're not using anymore and see how it keeps them moisturized and healthy. You won't see those white spots near the cuticle anymore because lippies pack moisture, moisture, moisture!

How about you FAB girl? Do you have some tips in keeping our hands young, soft, and smooth?


Angie said...

Thanks for the follow! Your blog is definitely a promising one, keep posting! :D

Using lip balm as nail balm seems like an interesting idea. I might just try that!

oOchaOo said...

yey! i can now leave a comment sis heehee <3

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