The Art of Gorgeous Hands

Winter equates to dry skin for many of us, which means it’s more important than ever to take care of those cracked knuckles before the problem becomes worse. Here’s how to make sure your hands stay gorgeous and soft even in single-digit temps.

First things first…you need to moisturize. It’s fairly easy to get into this habit as temperatures drop because your hands severely suffer if you don’t. Dry air has a tendency to really wreak havoc on the skin, and if left alone your hands will start to feel dehydrated and itchy. They may even start to crack or peel. Avoid that whole scenario by investing in a high-quality product like Avene Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream ($10.99), a rich moisturizer that sinks right in without leaving skin greasy or oily. It works continuously even after you wash your hands, and is designed to stand up to even the most brutally cold weather. Now that’s a superstar.

 

In addition to your hands, you might notice that your fingernails tend to dry out in the cold, too. Lack of moisture in the air aggravates the problem if your nails are already brittle, but even people with normally smooth nails may notice a change if they don’t show them some TLC during winter. Buffing Tweezerman’s Dual Nail Brush ($6.89) over nails helps slough away those dry bits and reveals cleaner, smoother nails. And thanks to the ergonomic handle and oval shape, it’s easy to use and never gets tiresome.

 

Sometimes rough skin needs a little extra attention. A nourishing body scrub infused with natural sugars is a great way to slough away dead skin and reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. We love John Masters Organics Raspberry and Orange Body Scrub ($16.99), which gently eliminates dry spots while infusing skin with hydrating and healing oils that both brighten the skin (a must when your hands start to look a little dull in the winter) and leave them softer for longer.

 

After scrubbing, use a gentle hand soap that isn’t loaded with harsh detergents—those are a surefire way to dry out your skin even more. Check out NEST Fragrances Grapefruit Liquid Soap ($20.99), a light and nourishing product that leaves hands soft and smooth. It also infuses delicate hand skin with healing antioxidants that combat the harsh effects of nature’s free radicals, which can contribute to the early signs of aging. The scent is perfectly bright and uplifting for the season, too!

 

If your hands are in truly dire condition, you’ll need to kick your hand care game up a notch. A pair of Bliss Glamour Gloves ($32.99) works overtime to deliver intensive moisture to your hands. They’re made with grapeseed and ceramide gel, which deliver instant hydration. Although you can wear them for the recommended 20 minutes, you’ll reap greater rewards if you leave them on for longer—maybe while binge watching your favorite TV show or even while taking a nap. They’re perfect for maintaining your skin during the winter.

Quick Beauty Tip – Gel Mani Recovery Soak

Gel manicures look amazing and the no-chipping for two to three weeks makes this worth our money and time. The downside?

Gel manicures involve UV exposure to dry the gel and when it’s time to remove them, it can leave your nails weak, thin and prone to peeling. (It’s even worse if you peel off the gel polish!)

Along with keeping them short and letting your nails breathe from gel polish to help them recover, nail soaks are also extremely beneficial.

For thin, brittle nails a nail strengthening soak is required.

quicktip-soak

You Will Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup of Milk
  • Bowl

Instructions:

STEP 1: Separate the egg yolks from the egg and beat the egg yolks.

STEP 2: Mix the honey and milk with the beaten egg yolks thoroughly in a bowl.

STEP 3: Make sure your nails are bare (no polish) and soak them in the mixture for about 15 minutes.

Why This Helps:

The calcium in milk, the protein in eggs and the hydrating components of honey will help your nails and cuticles heal and stronger. This soak should be done at least once a week to boost recovery.

Are there any other recovery treatments/soaks that you swear by? Let us know in the comments section!

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Nude Lips The Right Way

quicktip-nudelipsNude lips have become one of our top favorite trends this spring and continues right into summer as well! Here are some tips that have made our encounter with this chic trend flawless.

Beauty Tip 1: Find a liner that will not show beneath the lip color.

Beauty Tip 2: Your choice of nude lipstick should not wash out your skin tone. Fair skin look great with nude lip colors that have pink undertones while tan and darker skin tones can opt for those with orange undertones (think peach or caramel colored). The color should not be lighter than your skin tone.

How do you wear your nude lip? Bronzed face or smokey eye? Let us know!

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Defy Creamy Gravity

quicktip-transpowderTranslucent powders are made to set, blend and lock a product in.

It is necessary when using cream products. Creamy products like liquid foundations, liquid or cream concealers and cream blush can fade or be weighed down by gravity. This is the reason why makeup looks do not remain in their original glory throughout the day.

A translucent powder, or setting powder, will keep it in place making sure it lasts longer and the logic behind its creation.

By absorbing the oils that begin to creep up on the T-zone area, it allows makeup to stay put longer. Dusting it over your eyelids will reduce the oil ensuring that your eye makeup look lasts.

If you have not made it a part of your makeup routine, do so and see the difference it makes.

Stay beautiful!

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