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Hands & feet care

Post by ANJANI TETLI on Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:59 pm

Your
face might get noticed first but your hands get the maximum exposure.
Besides harsh sun and chaffing winds they are in direct contact with
drying elements like detergents, hot water etc. the result: hands look
years older than the rest of you.


Why hands age so fast?
The
fragile structure of your hands makes the skin especially vulnerable to
aging, but you can slow the process. The skin on the backs of your
hands has few oil glands so it shrivels and chaps easily upon exposure
especially around the joints. Protect skin with gloves in winters and
use moisturizer and sunscreen all year round.


Why does skin on the hands sag?
Thinning
bones and shrinking fat cells cause skin to sag. Keep bones strong with
calcium supplements. Also moderate exercise will pump blood and it's
nutrients back into hands and feet. Production of collagen and elastin-
proteins that make skin supple also slows with age. Oral vitamin C
protects these component.


Top hand irritants


  • If your hands are itchy and rashes seem to erupt inexplicably then consider the following culprits
  • Orange peels: contain oils that can inflame skin, if you are sensitive, have someone else peel off the fruit.
  • Onion
    and garlic: contain a chemical that can be irritating to the touch.
    Avid cooks who are constantly in touch with them are vulnerable.

  • Shellfish: such as crab and lobster can cause a condition called contact urticaria, which results in hives.
  • Nickel:
    in coins, doorknobs, pens and foods such as lettuce and
    asparagus-causes red, cracking skin or blisters in 5% of the female
    population.

  • Carbonless
    copy paper: used in credit card receipts and many office forms contain
    tiny capsules that release skin irritating solutions. Constant friction
    can cause rashes.

  • In
    order to keep your hands looking young and fresh see our foot therapy
    section and treat yourself to a manicure to give your hands the
    essential groomed look
    .



[size=21]For lovely hands always use gloves for washing clothes and utensils
Soak hands in a bowl of warm water to which 1 tsp of corn starch has
been added for 5 minutes daily after finishing the house-hold chores.
Massage hands once a week with olive oil and a little table salt added to it.
Remove ingrained dirt from hands with a 10 minute massage of sugar' and butter.
Glycerine, rose water and lemon juice rubbed on the hands every night
during winter months keeps them soft and prevents ugly cracks forming.
For chapped hands in winters, wash with lukewarm water (before going to
bed), apply milk-cream and put on a pair of gloves; wash hands the next
morning.
To remove stains from hands ' rub with a slice of lemon or a raw
potato. For nicotine stains, apply lemon juice and leave for 10 minutes
before washing.
A drop of Witch Hazel in the palms is an effective antidose for hands that perspire a lot.
To keep hands clean and soft, soak 250 grams oatmeal in 11-12 cups
water and leave overnight. Strain it through a thin muslin cloth the
next morning and add 1 thsp lemon juice and 1 tsp each. of olive oil,
rose water, glycerine and diluted ammonia. Bottle and apply on hands
3-4 times daily.


Knees, Heel and Feet
Keep knees smooth by rubbing them occasionally wit. fresh lime juice or massage with a nourishing cream.
The winter itch that cracks the skin of the heels due to excessive
dryness or the use of an alkaline soap can be treated by washing the
feet at night in warm water and mild soap and applying a lanolin rich
cream or mixture of glycerine and rose water.

Tired feet should be soaked alternately in hot and cold water.

Before applying paint on your toe-nails, cut triangular shapes of
sponge and place then between toes to keel them separated, and save the
hassle of cleaning the skin on the toes.
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