Nobody can resist holding super smooth, soft hands. But if you’re the busy working woman who regularly fulfills house chores, you might be wondering, is that even possible? And would you even have time to pamper your hands amidst your busy schedule? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes! Here are some of the ways that you could get soft hands, even while you sleep:
Know the proper maintenance of your hands. Before anything else, you should make sure that you take care of your hands well. Always wear gloves when you’re handling harsh chemicals, and protect your hands with mittens in the cold weather. You would also do well by slathering moisturizer onto your hands every now and then, especially right after washing your hands. These simple habits will certainly go a long way towards promoting soft, healthy hands.
Put on lotion before you sleep. Slather your favorite lotion or moisturizing cream onto your hands. Go for rich, ultra-hydrating varieties specially if your hands are especially dry. Some of the most popular brands include the following: Vaseline Intensive Care Hand and Nail lotion; Johnson’s Extra Care Healing Hand Cream; Avene Hand Cream with Cold Cream; and the Body Shop Hand Hemp Protector.
Take the time to massage your hands when applying the lotion. Feel the stress and aches melt away from every square inch of your hands as you gently knead and roll your hand muscles. If possible, have your significant other do this for you and bask in the pampering.
Wear gloves. Here’s the nifty trick: to lock in the moisture to your hands, you should wear gloves right after you apply the lotion. Choose thick gloves for this purpose or wear two gloves.
An alternative to gloves is plastic; you should place each hand inside a plastic bag, and then tape the ends closed. This might be a little trickier to do, however.
Sleep. After wearing the gloves or enclosing your hands in plastic, enjoy your sleep. When you wake up, take off the gloves or plastic, and voila! Enjoy your new smooth and ultra-soft hands!
Treat your hands at midday, now and then. Once you (and your loved ones) start enjoying the soft hands that you get from this overnight treatment, you’d probably be motivated to undertaking midday measures to make your hands even softer. If you have about 20 minutes to spare during the day, you could apply about one tablespoon olive oil on each hand. Massage your hands as you apply. Let the olive oil stay put for 10 minutes, then wipe your hands dry with soft cloth. Let the remaining oil be naturally absorbed by your skin.
There you have it! These are the simple steps you could take to score super soft hands, even while you are sleeping. Remember, once your loved ones start holding your hands for no reason, and you yourself become pleasantly surprised at how soft your hands become, you’d find that all your effort is worth it. Good luck, and hope this helped you out!