Todays post is all about recipes you can make at home. My inspiration for this post on beautiful hands was inspired by my good friend Angie. Angie and I have been wearing gel nails for years. Well manicured nails always help make your hands look more beautiful but the problem is our hands are still aging. How do we slow down that clock?
Keep on reading! In this post you will find tips on maintaining beautiful hands and recipes you can make at home. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Have a beautiful day today and leave a comment below letting me know if you will try one of the recipes. And leave a post if you did try one and how you enjoyed it…..luv ya! Cindy
Favorite beautiful hands tip of the day: Instantly camouflage fine lines and age spots. Add a pea-size amount of liquid foundation to your handcream. Apply to the top of your hands. This tip will help to even out your skin tone and smooth the look of wrinkles.
Beautiful Hands Tip: Premature aging is most often caused by exposure to the sun. Use a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15. Apply to your hands twice a day.
Beautiful Hands Tip: At least once a week, exfoliate the skin on your hands. Exfoliating removes old skin and will help your moisturer penetrate deeper into your skin.
It is your face that probably gets noticed first, but your hands get the most exposure – the sun and the elements. Because of that exposure, your hands are what is going to display your age. By taking proper care of your hands you will be able to look your best, and maybe even look younger than you thought you could. So take care of your beautiful hands, no matter what your age, and enjoy the benefits.
Beautiful Hands Tip: Stay Out Of Hot Water! Continuous exposure to hot water can strip your hands of natural oils. Use lukewarm water when you can and always wear rubber gloves when you are in scalding hot water.
Splurge On A Manicure Every once in a while, getting your cuticles cleaned up and softened professionally is worth the few extra bucks. When your fingernails are shaped and polished they instantly look younger. View more about Gel Nails or Shellac Nails.
Beautiful Hands – Natural Recipes
Beautiful Hands – Exfoliate
Lighten and exfoliate:
Yogurt, contains lactic acid. A natural way to lighten and exfoliate.
1 tablespoon plain, organic yogurt
Apply to hands and let site for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water. Follow with a moisturizer.
Exfoliating Hand Paste
This is an amzing natural way to exfoliate your hands.
1 tablespoon almonds
1 tablespoon oats
1 tablespoon zinc oxide paste
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon honey
Soft cotton gloves
Grind the oats and almonds in a flender or coffee grinder. You want it to remain coarse, but posdery. Put into a bowl and add the rest of the listed ingredients. Stir well. Ah, don’t put the gloves into the bowl…ha ha
Before bedtime rub the paste onto both hands. You might need someone to help you put the gloves on. Hop into bed. In the morning rinse off and voila…..smooth soft hands.
ALMOND HAND SCRUB
Almonds are a great antioxidant. In this natural scrub, the almonds will gently exfoliate. The milk is also a great exfoliant because of it’s lactic acid – it will break down dead skin cells. Make sure the milk is cold. This will help tighten your skin and make your pores smaller. Mayonnaise is a rich source of vitamin E, which helps soften the skin and give it a nice glow.
1/3 cup of almonds
½ cup of milk – cold
1 tablespoon on mayonnaise
This scrub takes a little preparation. Soak your almonds in water for a few hours, just to soften them up. Grind the almonds until they are fine. Add the milk and mayonnaise. Mix all the ingredients well. Gently scrub for 5 minutes and leave the mxiture on for 1o minutes. Rinse well and follow with moisturizer.
Oatmeal, Sea Salt and Baking Soda Hand Scrub
This is an awesome scrub for exfoliation. Don’t forget to moisturize after.
1 TBSP oatmeal
2 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP sea salt
Mix all 3 together and slowly add water until you get a “pasty” consistency. Apply to hands and massage for 5-10 minutes.
Beautiful Hands – Age/Sun Spot Treatments
Age/Sun spot removal – tips
- Green Papaya – Papaya contains an enzyme called Papain. This can help soften and whiten skin, even out skin tone, fade brown spots, freckles, and age spots. Rub the fleshy side of papaya on the brown spots on skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
- Mix together 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 egg white, and 2 ground almonds. Apply this homemade mask for removing brown age..errr, sun spots.
- Apple cider vinegar and onion juice. Apply a vinegar mixure directly to the dark spots with a cotton pad.
Skin Lightening Treatment
This is an awesome treatent to soften the appearance of age spots and it will also even out skin tone. Try to use it twice a week. One tip with this recipe, it does not store well. Make it fresh each time.
2 tablespoons oats (ground in coffee grinder or blender)
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon jojoba oil or any good quality oil
2 teaspoons fresh pineapple, lemon, or strawberry juice
Mix everything together. Let the paste thicken – about a minute. Apply the paste to the tops of your hands. Sit down have a glass of wine or cup of coffee for 15-30m minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Be sure to follow this treatment with a good mositurizer with SPF.
Beautiful Hands – Moisturizers:
Amazing for your hands (you can also use this on your face)
3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1 tablespoon honey
Place ingredients in a blender and puree into a smooth cream.
Leave this on for at least an hour and rinse with warm water.
Creamy Smooth Body and Hand Cream
I have to try this one…sounds good enough to eat.
For the full recipe visit http://www.food.com/recipe/creamy-smooth-body-and-hand-cream-260941
I have so many recipes I would love to share with you. Be sure to stop over at my Pinterest Board – Home Spa Recipes and Tips
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