It is often considered that moisturizing your hands and feet is enough to keep them healthy, but there is a lot more to that. Cracked and unhealthy hands not only leave a displeasing impression but can also cause fatal diseases like cancer.
Here are some easy ways to keep your hands and feet healthful which you can squeeze into your busy daily routine.
1: Beware of dark spots
Observe your nails of hands and feet often or between your manicures, if you wear nail paint often. The dark spots which can be black purple or brown are often mistaken to be bruises, but they are certainly not! This is a type of skin cancer, and we suggest that you go see a dermatologist. If you have white spots on your nails, it’s nothing to worry about. White spots are mostly due to an injury at the base of the nail. It’s the dark spots you have to watch out for.
2: Love long nails?
Do you love long healthy nails? Maybe because you want to keep them painted or for the mere fact that they give a nice look to your hands. But what to do if the nails don’t grow or they grow weak, brittle and dead? The solution to this dilemma is a piece of cake. Just get a vitamin B-complex from health stores and your nails will be blessed with a new life.
3: Pamper your nails
As you age the edges of the nails can develop vertical ridges or the edges could just be unkempt and scruffy. For this, you would have to pamper your nails. You can use a buffer to even out the edges. Remember not to use the buffer roughly; this could weaken your nails.
Often after the nail paint is removed with a nail-polish remover, the nails become dry. You can avoid this by using a non-acetone nail polish remover. Also, remember not to share nail care tools because that transfers germs. If you want to get your nails done at a salon, make sure to take your tools with you.
4: Don’t ignore the cuticles
Due to dryness, the cuticles can get small tears. Through the small tears in the cuticles, germs and fungus can enter, this can cause awful swelling. To avoid this, you should take care of your cuticles by keeping them moisturized. A layer of moisturizer can keep the germs and fungus away and also avoid small tears due to dryness.
5: The key is the appropriate moisturizer
Dryness and UV rays are your biggest enemy. Former causes minor health issues and give your hands and feet an unappealing look. The latter can be fatal. To fight back, you need to choose an appropriate moisturizer.
For the day, choose a water-based moisturizer with SPF 15. Being water-based it will sink in your quickly and having SPF 15 will protect you from the UV rays. With this, you can kill two birds with one stone.
For the night, choose an oil-based moisturizer. Being oil-based it will stay as a layer on your skin. The layer will then protect you from the dryness in the long hours of the night.
Keeping your hands and feet healthful doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, You just have to be mindful of some things you do in daily life and add some habits to your daily life which don’t take much time.