Manicures and groomed hands are not just a necessity of women. Men should also pay as much attention to their hands, as sometimes they can be the most neglected part of your body. There is nothing more sexier than a man with well groomed hands. This does not mean that you need to regularly fix appointments at nail salons, when you can maintain your hands at home itself with some easy tips. We share with you how to maintain clean and well-groomed hands at home.Also Read - Four Easy Tips to Improve Your Skin Health
1. Do not use harsh soap
Do not use harsh soap to wash your hands, instead use a moisturizing hand wash with ingredients such as olive oil, aloe vera or shea butter so that the hand wash will not only clean your hands but will also moisturize them. And do not use hot water, if you do not prefer cold water, use lukewarm water. (ALSO READ How to give yourself a perfect manicure at home WATCH VIDEO). Also Read - 5 Easy-to-Follow Natural Remedies to Cure Open Pores
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2. Moisturize your hands
Always moisturize your hands after washing them, as the skin tends to get dry. Apply fast absorbing moisturizing lotion or cream to keep your hands soft and prevent cracking. You can also use hand cream during bedtime to get smooth and soft skin in the morning. Regular petroleum jelly will also work just fine if you do not have hand cream.
3. Clean your nails and clip them
You need to clean your nails using a nail brush to get rid of the dirt stuck beneath your nails. Scrubbing your nails with a nail brush once in a week will make your nails squeaky clean. Also use nail clippers to cut your nails. After cutting your nails at a comfortable length also file them using a nail filer. (ALSO READ Home remedies to pamper your feet and treat cracked heels this winter).
4. Do not chew your nails
Do not chew your nails, as it not only makes the nails jagged and ugly, but it can also infect the nail folds with viral, bacterial or fungal infections. Further, it can also make you sick due to ingestion of the bacteria trapped under your nails.
5. Remove hangnail
Hangnail is a piece of skin torn at the root of a fingernail, that sticks out of your finger. Though it can be painful to remove, your can clip it off after taking a shower, while it is still soft so that it does not hurt much .
6. Exfoliate your hands
Just like the rest of your body, you need to exfoliate your hands as well weekly with a scrub. Exfoliation will buff away the dry skin and keep your hands soft and healthy. You can use an over the counter scrub or make a home made scrub using brown sugar and olive oil or baking soda and olive oil. Post the scrubbing make sure your massage your hands with a moisturizing hand cream.