Housework and gardening damage delicate skin and makes nails brittle, while stress also affects the way hands look. They are a true mirror of a person’s age because there is actually little that can be done to repair the ravages of time if the hands were not cared for on a continuous basis.
For hand massage: Mix one teaspoon of vodka with five teaspoons of lemon juice. Pour the liquid into a cupped palm and massage it over damp hands. Repeat regularly.
For nicotine stains: Remove nicotine stains from fingers by rubbing the skin with lemon juice. Rinse off after a minute.
For smelly hands: If hands smell of fish, onion or garlic, dip them in milk or rub them with coffee grounds or moist salt.
For chopping vegetables: Before chopping vegetables, rub olive oil into the hands to prevent them from absorbing the smell.
For brittle nails: Brittle nails and torn cuticles will benefit from a soak in lukewarm almond oil.
The condition of hands and nails reflect the value people place on caring for themselves. Turn to tried and trusted tips to create a soft skin, strong nails and healthy cuticles.