Having delicate, soft, great-looking hands is something that many women would like. However, this isn’t always possible with the nature of most peoples’ 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 every day. 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 winter 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 summertime.
Applying an SPF will stop them from becoming sun-damaged and wrinkled. Choose a quality one with a high enough number on it for max protection.
Moisturize for happy hands
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, make sure you apply moisture afterward.
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 you’d rather buy it already made, 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 work out in a 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!
So, grab a set of gloves and use them when doing weights and other activities that compromise your hands. Find other great lifestyle tips in this guide.
Happy hands: File nails and add a clear coat
Do you struggle to keep your nails long and strong? If so, 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. Also, keep the sides even to help your fingers look their best. A square shape is easier to achieve than a round shape for fingernails, by the way.
Add a clear coat regularly for extra strength too. That will help you have the natural, longer nails you want for those happy hands.
Of course, there are options if you struggle with this process. You might try gel nails, acrylic nails, and so on.
However, many people can’t have these ones 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. Consider professionals from UAE, if you are around the area. There are experts who can help you with gel nails or even acrylic extensions in Dubai.
Buff and shine once a week
Buffing and shining your nails not only makes them look great but also helps to increase circulation. You’re well on your way to keeping your nails bright and healthy!
Use these tips regularly for happy hands. Do you pay enough attention to your hands?
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25 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Happy Hands for Women”
A lot of guys these days may also appreciate these tips.
In these days of alleged ‘equality’, ‘no sexisim’ along with other ‘new era terms’, there may come a time when we are not permitted, want to reference gender as so many may, quite innocently fall into being categorised as one without intending to be, meaning to be.
Nice tips !!
Loved this! I’m a dedicated person when it comes to trying to protect my hands. You’ll never find me without polish on, or gloves when doing dishes, cleaning, and always in the winter. I keep a pair in the pockets of all of my coats, lol. <3
Wonderful to hear, especially with all of the typing you do as a writer :)
Lol, no kidding! :) x
;) Have a good night, sweet friend xx
Oh sweet Lord, you just made me take a look at an utter disaster. Two fingers and one fingernail full of black ink, one finger in a metal cast ( this country life is turning me into a hot mess! ), a fairly new scar from a puppy bite and peeling fingertips from the mentioned ” floor scrubbing “. How I looooooong now for a day at the spa!!!! ❤️😊
I think a spa day is exactly what you deserve – make this a treat for yourself <3 You deserve it :)
<3 to you too!
Thank you very much for this post.I need it.As always it is beneficial.
It is part of hygiene. Nice suggestions!
Thank you for your support :)
Do your homework when finding a nail salon – people get nasty infections from those places way more often than you’d think.
Also, anyone who works retail in a clothing store DEFINITELY needs to moisturize. Touching fabrics all day long really steals the natural oils from your fingers, it’s crazy!
Oh yes and also nurses and other medical professionals who wash their hands constantly have issues with lack of moisture
Oh it has been so long since I’ve had a manicure! Haha but I can’t stand to have them dry. I always moisturise them. Maybe because I work in a hospital and use hand sanitizers alot and they seem dry! My hands aren’t looking so pretty at the moment. My finger still has bandages everywhere haha
Earlier I would just get my nails done and that would be it but over time, I have realised that it’s more of an overall process and daily care plays a crucial part like you included moisturizing after every wash. Loved your post
Note to self…must take care of my hands 👐
I am “more or less” when it comes to hands… But last summer my nails were quite pretty… you are the role model, BTW. You have beautiful hands… and nails!. ((I´ll have to stick to this tips, then!) xxoo ;)
Awww *blushes* xxoo
Oh groan…! Christy, I have been terrible about taking care of my hands all my life, and it’s begun to show. (I also have BeausLines in my nails from stress related zinc deficiency, which makes them look even worse.) I need to memorize every word of this post…
OH I’m hopeful this post is helpful for you, Teagan. Above all though it’s what’s inside that counts – and that’s your genuine heart <3