Beauty

Tips to care for the hands and feet in the summer.

When outdoor temperatures are soaring and your feet are enclosed in tight shoes, it makes them susceptible to a variety of infections — psoriasis, blisters, fungal infections and smelly feet. When you are stepping out in the sun in a sleeveless top or a short dress, your arms and legs are directly exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun, causing tanning and rashes.

▪️ If you are planning to wear dresses or tops, always remember to apply a sunscreen with SPF 30 + before you step out in the sun.

▪️ Use a lightweight moisturiser During the evenings, apply a lightweight moisturiser with mint and coconut milk extracts.

▪️ Keep fungal infections, the accumulation of dirt and bacteria away by using an anti-bacterial soap to wash your armpits.

▪️ Before going out, remember to keep a deodorant at hand.

▪️ The application of a mint-based moisturiser at night will cool the rashes and reduce tanning and instantly cool the skin, keeping it refreshed for the entire day.

▪️ Take care of your elbows Most of us neglect our elbows and so they remain darker compared to the other parts of our body. Scrub your elbows at least twice in a week to get rid of the dead tissues.

▪️ Soak your feet regularly in lukewarm water to ease the tiredness and get rid of the dust and pollution.

▪️ Sun protect Before stepping out in the sun, make sure you have applied a generous amount of sunscreen on your feet as well.

▪️ Use a foot powder Foot powders are the best way to soak up excessive moisture during the hot months. A lightly-scented powder will help you stay refreshed the entire day and ease you from the trouble of ‘smelly feet’.

▪️ Trim your toe nails to avoid dirt and dust from accumulating under your toe nails.

▪️ Use a rich moisturising hand cream containing emollient plant oils and anti-inflammatory ingredients to pamper your hands, nails and cuticles.

▪️ Exfoliating is a must. To keep your knees soft and smooth, be sure to make exfoliation a part of your daily skin care routine.

▪️ Skin lightening Your knees tend to get dark every day due to exposure to the sun and the accumulation of dirt. Slice a lemon in half and rub it on your knees before you shower. Lemon contains citric acid which acts as a natural lightener and exfoliator.

Masks For Hands And Feet.

1. MOISTURIZING COCONUT MASK-

Coconut oil plays a vital role in the procedure of enhancing one’s beauty. It is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer. It has more penetrating effects than other oils.

🔸What Will You Need-

▪️ 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.

▪️ 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Take the above ingredients and blend them together. Warm the oil mix a bit. Give a gentle massage to your hand and cuticles. Allow the oil mask to penetrate to the deeper portions of your skin, by resting it for at least 5-10 minutes. Cover your hands in a small towel for more absorption and wipe off the excess with a tissue. Finish the process, by applying some nourishing cream for soft, smooth, moisturized hands.

 2. EXFOLIATING GINGER MASK-

Ginger has a very good property which improves the elasticity and evens the skin tone… Ginger contains about 40 anti-oxidant properties that protect against aging and prevent free radical damage. This mask will surely reveal a radiant and glowing skin.

🔸What Will You Need-

▪️ 2 Tsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger.

▪️ 1/2 cup honey.

▪️ 4 tablespoon aloe vera gel.

-Blend the above ingredients together and apply a thick layer over each foot. Cover it, to avoid drying of the mask. Wrap each foot with a warm washcloth. Leave the mask for 10 to 15 minutes for better results.

3. SOFTENING CINNAMON MASK-

Cinnamon contains anti-microbial properties that can make the skin more beautiful. Cinnamon, can help you get rid of acne and pimples, it helps you remove the dead skin, and restore shine and suppleness of the skin. It also helps as a complexion enhancer,alleviates Fine Lines and prevents and prevents skin infections and cures cuts and wounds.

🔸WHAT WILL YOU NEED-

▪️ 1 Tablespoon cinnamon.

▪️ 1/2 cup olive oil.

▪️ 4 drops lemon essential oil.

Add Cinnamon and lemon oil in half a cup of warm olive oil, in a bowl. Stir it until all blended together. Cover each foot with a thick layer of mask. Rest the mask over each foot for about 10-15 minutes and use a plastic wrap to seal the moisture.

4. TONNING EGG MASK-

Egg white holds an amzing quality to lighten the skin color. it renovates the elasticity of your skin and make it more supple. Egg Yolks not only make your hair healthier, shinier, and softer but this also help in increasing the lenghth of your hair. It is perfect remedy for revitalizing dry hair too.

🔸Things You Need-

▪️ Egg Yolk.

▪️ Lemon Juice.

Break an Egg in a mixing bowl and beat it until smooth and add 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Mix it well. Apply this mixture to your hands and cover it with small towel or wrap it with plastic to preserve the moisture. after 10 minutes, rinse your hands  well.

5. POTATO HAND MASK-

Potatoes are a very good source of curing several medical conditions like preventing osteoporosis, maintaing heart health, and reducing the risk of infection. Collagen is the skin’s support system. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to help prevant damage caused by the sun and it also helps collagen smooth wrinkles and improve the texture of the skin and makes it beautiful.

🔸What Will You Need-

▪️ 2-3 Potatoes.

▪️ Milk.

Boil the Potatoes and mash them. Add milk to it and mix it thouroughly until it forms a paste. Apply the warm mixture on your hands and leave it to rest until it gets cooled. Wash your hands and apply a nourishing cream or lotion to pamper your skin.

Reference :

“5 tips to lighten your dark hands and feet” ، منشور على موقع timesofindia

“5 DIY Masks For Hands For Hands And Feet” ، منشور على موقع buddymantra

         

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