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Smart Tips to Care for your Hands and Feet

Most of us don’t really bother about our hands and feet. Beyond giving them a good wash whenever necessary, we don’t do much else to care for them. And why should we, since people don’t really notice our hands and feet, right?

Wrong. Your hands and feet catch a person’s attention several times during a conversation. Every time you make a gesture or shake hands or touch someone, the quality of your hands are noticed and felt. The same applies to your feet; although you’re feet have more scope for staying hidden, especially if you wear closed shoes, but you might suddenly have to take off your shoes and then your werewolf like feet will be exposed to the world!

So, create a good impression and save yourself from embarrassment by taking good care of your hands and feet. Here are a few tips to help you keep your hands and feet soft, supple and crack-free.


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For your Feet:
•Wash your feet well and regularly to keep them clean. Once a week, soak your feet in warm water that has a few drops of lemon juice added to it. This will help soften skin and clean skin pores.

•Wash your feet with an exfoliating foot scrub. Foot scrubs help get rid of dirt, dead skin and rough patches. Spend extra time cleaning your heels and the area between your toes. If you’re looking for a good foot scrub, try out the Peppermint Soothing Foot Scrub from The Body It’s a wonderful scrub that leaves feet soft, smooth and smelling wonderful.

•Once you’re done washing your feet, it’s time to focus on your toenails. Clip your toenails and file them to smoothen the edges. Now, apply some cuticle oil like The Body’s Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil to soften and moisturize your cuticles. Gently, push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher.

•Massage your feet with a good moisturizing lotion and let the lotion soak in for a while. This will help your skin stay hydrated, soft and silky smooth.

For your Hands:
Follow similar steps for your hands.

•Start off by soaking your hands in a bowl of warm water. Add a few drops of essential oils to the water to soften and moisturize skin.

•After this, wash your hands with a good hand wash. Try out The Body Shop’s Almond Conditioning Hand Wash. This special hand wash not only cleanses your hand, but also conditions it.

•Dry your hands on a soft towel and then take steps to care for your nails. Clip your fingernails and file them to give them a good shape. Massage your cuticles with some cuticle oil and then push them back with a cuticle pusher. You can also apply some nail cream, like the Almond Nail & Hand Cream from The Body Shop to moisturize and condition your nails.

•Finally, slather on sweet-smelling and nourishing hand butter to keep your hands soft and smooth. The Body Shop’s Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter is a good option to try out. With a soft buttery texture, this hand butter provides long-lasting hydration.

With these tips, your hands and feet are sure to stay clean and silky-smooth. Now, slip on those sandals and flip flops with confidence and you have nothing to hide!


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This entry was posted on July 15, 2014 by in Skin Care and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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