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Take care of your hands the right way

'Handy' tips to keep your hands looking fresh, moisturised and beautiful. From scrubbing, cleaning to moisturising

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 02, 2011 01:37 IST
Hindustan Times

Check water temperature: Never use very cold or hot water to wash your hands. Lukewarm is best as it is gentle on the skin and helps remove grime effectively.

Moisturise well: Apply hand lotion or moisturiser when the skin is still slightly damp for maximum effect. Also, a mix of lime juice and salt is an excellent recipe to exfoliate hands.

Oil massage: Mix sugar granules with oil (baby oil or olive oil) and scrub hands for at least one minute. Wash off and apply a light hand lotion.

Oatmeal and milk: For very coarse hands, make a paste of oatmeal and milk and scrub your hands properly. Wash off and dab a moisturiser, preferably with shea butter as an ingredient.

Overnight routine: For an overnight regime, rub hands with olive oil and cover them with a glove to avoid staining your sheets. Scrub hands with brown sugar in the morning with a squeeze of lime and pat dry.

(With inputs from Anuradha, Anoo's)

First Published: Sep 01, 2011 18:07 IST