With the onset of winters, I suddenly realized that I was neglecting a very delicate part of mine that was very dear to me and of which I took extreme care earlier, and no it’s not my brain or anything else, its my hands.
I loved taking care of my hands and followed strict routine to keep it soft and supple because I used to get more compliments for my hands and shoulders than my face. 🙁 For the last one year, I only dabbed body lotion on my hands because that was the only thing I could squeeze time out for. For the last two weeks, I have been following a care routine for my hands so that they do not become dry and stretchy and it is already showing results. I am loving the way my hands feel now.
Here’s my hand care routine:
1. Moong Dal scrub
I love to scrub my hands with whole green moong dal. The sun dried moong dal seeds have to be powdered into whatever consistency you want. These c1an be stored in a container to be used later. This powdered moong dal can be used for rough exfoliation and it makes the skin super smooth.
Moong dal scrub
Hands need heavy moisturization and it does not matter if you have oily skin or dry skin or normal skin because skin on the hands won’t break out.
2. Vaseline Body Lotion:
I have been using Vaseline body lotion since ages. I have been trying the other lotions in between, but I always spring back to this one because I simply find Vaseline Body Lotion indispensable whether its summer, rainy, or winter season. I use it at all times for my hands and all over to get smooth skin.
Since body lotions are not enough, I use the Dove Intensive Nourishing Care cream. It is a thick cream with a very pleasant smell that nourishes as well as moisturizes.
3. Dove Intensive Cream for Complete Daily Skin Care:
The intensive cream from Dove offers rich care and a pleasant feel on the skin during and after application. It combines nourishing ingredients and a generous dose of active moisturizer. I use it right after bath and apply generously on hands and even on legs. It not only moisturizers but also nourishes.
4. Moyzen Moisturizing Cream
The protective layer of Moyzen Cream nourishes dry skin and helps retain moisture. Fast absorbing formula, non-greasy, relieves itching, can be used on hands, feet, and all over body, suitable for use by adults and children, use preferably after bathing, perfectly balanced at natural pH of skin, does not contain synthetic colours and fragrance, an emollient for dry skin.
Although Moyzen claims to be grease free, it is not, it has liquid paraffin in cream base and preservative and it is a very thick moisturizer, which does not quickly absorb into the skin, but it heavily moisturizers and so I use it on my hands and legs.
5. Roghan Badam Shirin
I use Roghan Badam Shirin at night a little before hitting the bed so that it gets completely absorbed into the skin and does not get wasted. Roghan Badam Shirin is 100% pure sweet almond oil and it nourishes, moisturizes, and makes the skin soft and supple. I do not use Roghan Badam during the day because it’s an oil and gives an oily sheen to the skin. Note to Rads: Please note that it works for constipation as good as “castor oil.” 🙂
6. Vitamin E capsules:
These capsules have vitamin E with Aloe Vera and I apply these capsules overnight over my hands to let them work through the night. These capsules work wonderfully and nourish skin and give it a healthy glow.
I find this care routine for hands very rewarding with my dry hands turning super soft and smooth within two weeks. Do try this routine and let me know how it works for you.
How do you take care of your hands?
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