This is the time of the year when we have to think a lot about others, buying all sorts of gifts and getting ready for Christmas, however this is also a time to give your hands special care and attention so here are five natural beauty tips to help you with that.
Protect Our hands are the most exposed part of our body and especially in winter your hands need to be protected. Wearing gloves outdoors and plastic gloves when doing your cleaning is an easy solution.
Wash and disinfect Our hands get to touch all sorts of things becoming exposed to dirt and bacteria. If you have a tendency to dry skin hands this could be tricky as dry skin has a weaker skin barrier making it more prone to bacteria and more sensitive to detergents. So we need special care by using warm water (not cold if possible as it tends to dry the skin even more) and mild liquid soap (solid soaps even if natural have a high pH that is bad news for dry skin attacking the skin barrier). To disinfect at home you can soak your hands in warm water with a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender essential oil , for a minute or so.
Scrub To remove dead skin cells getting a nice and smooth skin here is a simple recipe for you to try in the comfort of your kitchen. Blend 2 table spoons of sodium bicarbonate with the juice of half a lemon. You will see a nice foam developing, that is simply CO2 being released from the bicarbonate. Blend in a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and simply apply on your hands massaging it all over the hands. Simply rinse with warm water. This is also a great preparation for the treat below as the skin will absorb the natural skin nutrients much better making the hands incredibly soft and protected
Treat By treat I mean giving your hands a nice treat but also more than that by feeding it with beautiful botanicals that can regenerate the hands skin, as this part of our body is the most exposed and the most neglected. Time to change that with iRejuvenate the Cream of Wonders for hand and body. iRejuvenate is a petrochemicals free hand cream that boosts skin elasticity thanks to clinically proven lupin extract, gives instant hydration with vegetarian Hyaluronic acid boost radiance with chlorella extract, protects with organic cocoa butter.
Once you have all your hands all nice it is time to play by using some colourful or glittery nail varnish, simply check they are toluene free as this is a carcinogenic solvent that is better avoid, especially after all this effort.
Enjoy and please feel free to share your favourite natural beauty tip.