The Ultimate Guide to Happy Hands for Women

Having delicate, soft, great looking hands is something that many women would like. However, this isn’t always possible due to the nature of our lifestyles these days. Some women have jobs that require them to use their hands regularly or come into contact with certain chemicals. There can be numerous reasons that a woman’s hands may not look just as she wants them to. Here’s the ultimate guide to happy hands for women, so you can improve the look of your hands in a flash:

Always Protect Them from Chemicals and the Elements

Protecting your hands and nails from chemicals and the elements is crucial if you want them to look their best for longer. If you use chemicals regularly, such as in hairdressing or home cleaning, you need to make sure your hands are protected with suitable gloves. Wearing gloves during the winter time is also important and can stop you from experiencing sore cracks and other issues. You even need to make sure your hands are protected during the summer time. Applying an SPF will stop them from becoming sun damaged and wrinkled.

Protect your hands, all year round

The ultimate guide to happy hands for women. Pixabay image, CC0 Creative Commons.

Keep Them Moisturized

Keep your hands moisturized by applying a great product at least once a day. If you wash your hands regularly, for instance after you’ve been to the bathroom, you should make sure you apply moisture afterwards. Calendula oil is a product that can be used for this, and can also help many skin conditions, like eczema. Making your own can be fun, so consider finding out how to infuse your own calendula oil if you’re interested. If not, there are many products on the market, but bear in mind it’s best to go for something with minimal ingredients as it’ll be kinder to your hands.

Wear Gloves at the Gym

If you workout in the gym, wearing gloves can help to protect your hands from calluses and hard skin. Weight training is brilliant for creating the body of your dreams, but it can wreak havoc on the hands!

Keep Nails Filed and Add a Clear Coat

If you struggle to keep your nails long and strong, it’s best to keep them filed short as neatly as possible. Carry a file with you and do it daily, making sure you get rid of sharp corners and that they are even. A square shape is easier to achieve than a round shape. Add a clear coat each day for extra strength, and one day you may be able to have natural, long nails. Of course there are options if you struggle with this; gel nails, acrylic nails, and so on. However, many people can’t have these due to work commitments. Whatever you do, make sure you are careful or find a nail tech who is gentle with the nails and offers safe treatments.

Buff and Shine Once a Week

Buffing and shining your nails not only makes them look great, it helps to increase circulation and keep your nails bright and healthy!

Use these tips regularly and you will have happy hands. Happy hands can reach out for a welcoming hug the next time you see a friend!

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Community Is Vital for Creative Families (Guest Post)

Today I’m welcoming G.B. Sholander to the blog! I met her many years ago in the writing world and her family is full of creatives so I encouraged her to tell me more about them. The result is this wonderful guest post. Let’s give her the floor!

Creativity runs in the family

Meet the Sholander family! The writer of this guest post is on the far left. 😉 Photo used with G.B. Sholander’s permission.

In our family, we value creativity highly. Perhaps that’s why we have writers, artists, and computer programmers in our immediate family. To keep moving forward and keep growing in these pursuits, we’ve found that a strong sense of community is vital. Let me explain. Continue reading

Health Issues That Arise As You Age – And How To Deal With Them

Woman in Yoga Warrior Pose

Yoga can help you maintain good flexibility as you age, like this woman. Image by lululemon athletica (Flickr: Yoga Journal Conference), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

As we age, health issues become commonplace. People are growing older than ever before, and as such it falls to us to take care of our health and make sure we look after ourselves effectively in the process. There are many issues that accumulate as we age, and not every person will experience the same physical ills in the same way. From limited flexibility to diseases to difficulties that need an expert hand, the following tips and tricks can help you stay healthy both mentally and physically as you progress into the later stages of life. Continue reading