Recently, I have gone from a spa setting where everyone was shocked by how soft my hands were, to an office environment where I am typing a LOT and getting extreme hand cramps as well as sandpaper textured hands from all of the paperwork! This process has helped with both the dryness and achiness!
2. Cuticle conditioning
1. For the exfoliation, my preference is to use a glycolic acid based scrub for the anti-aging properties it provides, but any scrub will work. This takes off any dead skin and prepares your hands to receive moisture!
2. This step is optional, but my cuticles are always ragged so I use a cuticle oil on them.
3. I then use a good hand cream- Estée Lauder and Shiseido make 2 of my favorites!
The next part is what really seals everything in and helps with that achiness however:
Once I’ve completed the first 3 steps, I dip each hand in 3 times and leave it on for about 10 minutes. The wax really helps to deal in the moisture from the cuticle oil and moisturizer. The heat helps with those little aches and pains, and just feels overall amazing!
This has helped me successfully keep dry skin and achiness to a minimum! What are your tips and tricks?
Until next time,