For the love of "hands"

A man they say is known by his shoes; a woman by her hands. But often hands are the most neglected part of our body and in the hustle bustle of daily life we forget to give them the proper care that they require.

So, I invited Anamika of Wise, She as a Guest Blogger to share some of her tips for beautiful hands. Anamika is truly a “Pandora box” when it comes to beauty tips, health and fitness advice. You can checkout her fabulous blog here.



This is what Anamika says:

Our hands take the most abuse when it comes to wedding. However, they are one of the most noticeable things after your face. Beautiful, polished and graceful hands speaks thousand words and go a long way in increasing a woman's self-confidence. Below are some tips and remedies can give you beautiful hands to flaunt in your marriage and forever after.

* Take wax and boil it in a double boiler. You can heat it for a minute in a microwave too. When melted add 1 lemon juice and 1 tbsp of glycerin in it. Apply it on your palms, wrist, forearm, and elbow, covering your whole hand. Similarly apply it on your foot, ankle, knee and legs. Make sure that the wax is not too hot for your skin. Rinse the mixture a bit on the applied area and let it get dry.

When dried wash it off with lukewarm water. This remedy helps in making skin soft and heeling cracked heels. It will remove all the dead skin too. If you want you can apply moisturizer after using this remedy.

* Massage your nails with olive oil. Dip your nails into warm olive oil and with the help of a nail filer you can push your cuticles .Get your nail strengthened and conditioned 10 weeks before your big day and get your hands and feet moisturized .

* Keep vaseline or shea butter with you and apply it several times a day. Cover your moisturized hands with a cotton gloves before going to bed every night. This will soften your cuticles and will make your hands really soft.

* If you do not have long nails then go for gel or acrylic nails they look beautiful and stays for long.

* Also stay away from harsh detergents, washing clothes and dishes for few months and if its not possible for you then wear gloves.

* Many of the soaps are drying. So when you wash your hands, use something that doesn't contain alcohol or detergents.

With these simple tips you can be the proud possessor of soft, beautiful hands for life.

I would love you to share any tips or secrets that you have for maintaining your hands. Hope you all are having a great weekend.

38 comments:

vinoth said...

hi girl....you have a wonderful blog...apart from visiting your blog.. i feel to drop a comment for you here at your blog...since you have a wonderful contents,,,really ..for a non native english speaking person like me...this blog helps to improve communication by reading the contents....

I would like to keep in touch with u as a blogger and also as a friend...

thank u...nice blog

Krimly said...

woww I really think that the Indian drawings on the hands are really an art! It must be quite difficult to do that! so beautiful :)

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Lalala I'm a henna/mehndi fan! I don't get to apply it here but I am a fan nevertheless.

These are pretty useful tips! I love my salon, where they give me a complimentary hand massage! That just feels like heaven! :)

Ce qui m'inspire said...

These are definitely great tips. My hands tend to be fairly sensitive, so some of these are things that I already do. My hands dry out really easily with liquid soap, so I try to use bar soap (it's gentler), or moisturizing liquid soap. Wearing rubber gloves when you wash dishes helps a lot, and putting on moisturizer and cotton gloves before you go to sleep also makes a huge difference!

Ce qui m'inspire

Style, She Wrote said...

Great opening quote and fabulous tips! I also recommend using this 60-Second Manicure Scrub by Bath and Body Works -- http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2222373. It's fantastic!

Golden said...

Thanks for the tips. I also make sure that my hands are well moisturized. They say that the first signs of aging don't appear on our face but on our hands. So it really is a must for us to pamper our hands all the time.

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Tanvi said...

These are great tips! :)

Thanks for sharing Sovina and Anamika!

Me-Era* said...

wow....thanks for all those tips@@@ :)

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Katie said...

Great tips!

anamika sureka said...

Thanks Sovvvvinnnaa so much for asking me for the guest write up...

i love your blog and you made me feel wonderfull..

Love and huggs:-*

- Dm - said...

true... beautiful hands do give a lot of confidence!

even feet are ignored... must take cre
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J. said...

I get professional manicures every once in a while. They are not cheap, but once you get the foundation right it is easier to maintain the good results yourself!

Tanveer Parmar said...

Hey! Really cool post!

I agree Sovina - Anamika is a treasure house of the best tips online. :)

Congrats & Thks to both of you for doing this :D

♥ ♥Duchess ♥ ♥ said...

lovely..
such bful hands...heena rocks.

theres a wedding coming up..will post bout it soon...give me few ideas..:)

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

great tips Sovina. Another interesting post.

Vivek Nanda said...

Wonderful Fashionable and colorful blog...really nice..keep it up.

Isabel said...

i love the photos!

Together We Save said...

Thanks for the tips!!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

great tips..I keep a tube of hand cream at my office, on my desk at home and one in the purse so that I remember to put it!!

Christie said...

The drawings are so intricate - beautiful! Great post!! Beautiful!

In Fashion and Style

Ruth said...

Awesome tips... thanks darling!!
Underneath His Wrapping

Splurgerina said...

Great tips!! I can't live without moisturizing my hands every few hours..they dry out so fast!! And true about the hands being neglected thing..you know what they say..you can always tell a woman's age by looking at her hands!!

ash89 said...

great tips...I make sure i use moisturizer almost every time that I wash my hands. Helps a lot

Dusk said...

Forgive me this very short and fleeting visit. You have a wonderful blog that requires a lot of my time and attention to give it its proper due... I will be back... it's currently past 2am Wed 21 in Aus and I am sleeptyping!

What a beautiful set of images. Every summer I get my mehndi done, am lucky I have 2 friends who are mehndi artists.
...another tip....rub the 'excess' face cream that you have applied on to your hands.

style'n said...

just makes me think I need to go and pamper myself with a nice long manicure and paraffin treatment tomrorow!

Shantanu said...

God.. Sovina..! I have received so many compliments from my friend who is a girl for suggesting her ur post.. M a regular follower of Anamika as well, and from now urs.!

N said...

Sovi..next time you will visit my home, I will hide my hands :P. Boy! you are making me conscious.

The Mommy said...

I really need to try out these tips. Thanks to Sovina and Anamika for sharing.

Splurgerina said...

Where are you woman?? Come back, we miss you!!

Splurgerina said...

Hey..I get that a lot!! my pinky gives me a lot of trouble!! I have a mail on carpel tunnel exercises that helps a lot..I'm sending you that mail!! Try it and recover soon!! :)

AD said...

Your blog is beautiful!! Will definitely visit again :)

Pratishtha Durga said...

I couldn't agree more with you on the Hands bit. We tend to ignore our hands so much. Thanks for the lovely tips.

Persis Shah said...

these tips are so great! nothing catches my eye the most then long slender fingers with a simple french mani!

Persis.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great tips! I'm a huge fan of 'hand art'. xo

Fé... said...

I may not be getting married soon :p But it's fun to know! Nice post!

Grit and Glamour said...

Amazing photos! I am so intrigued by henna and the jewelry and customs of India. Wow. So enjoyed this post!



♥ V

http://www.gritandglamour.com

Sovina said...

thanks guys..glad that you like this one :)