7 Steps to Ageless Hands

May 1, 2020
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Follow our 7 steps for ageless hands guide to help reverse the tell-tale signs of ageing because younger looking hands are on every woman’s wish list.

As your hands are another indication of your age, you can help to disguise the signs of ageing by nurturing your hands with a weekly hand care ritual.

With your hands constantly on show, they are another subtle sign of the ageing process, slow down the ageing process by following these 7 steps for ageless hands.

Step 1: Manicure 

It’s important to take care of your cuticle, hands and nails on a regular basis. Nails need to be trimmed and shaped, cuticles need to be pushed back and hands need to be exfoliated. If you don’t have the time to Manicure them yourself, consider having one of our signature Manicures and let us take care of them for you.

Step 2: Tidy

Your cuticles will always look neat and tidy with simple daily maintenance. If you let your cuticles grow onto your nail beds they will stifle your nail growth. Each day after your shower when they are soft is the best time to push back your cuticles with a cuticle stick. This process will make your nails appear longer while simultaneously keeping your cuticles tidy and healthy.

Step 3: Nurture 

To avoid split, dry cuticles, nurture them on a nightly basis by applying Solar Oil before you go to sleep. Solar Oil is a cuticle oil containing oils of Jojoba and vitamin E, which is a perfect mixture to create stronger, healthier nails. Great for conditioning your cuticles and nourishing your nails. 

Step 4: Exfoliate

Your hands will improve dramatically if you exfoliate them once a week. Using a regular exfoliant will help to remove dry skin leaving them feeling soft and supple. Exfoliating helps to achieve a healthy glowing skin by increasing blood circulation. Your hand cream will also be able to penetrate your skin if there isn’t a layer of dry skin in the way.

Step 5: Hydrate

To avoid dry skin, moisturise your hands and nails by applying hand cream after every second hand wash. That’s right every second-hand wash. Why so often, you ask… chemicals from hand soap and hand sanitiser strip moisture from your skin and nails, making your hands dry and your nails brittle. Each time you use hand cream you are replacing lost moisture so your hands will always remain hydrated. 

Step 6: Rejuvenate

For intense hydration consider having a Paraffin Hand Treatment every few months. This treatment is a lovely way to rejuvenate your hands and feet. Warm paraffin wax infuses Collagen cream into your skin’s layers revealing silky smooth hands.

Step 7: Protect

Not into painting your own nails… consider applying a nail strengthener or clear nail polish to protect your nails against everyday wear and tear. 

Are you craving high gloss painted nails? Book in for a Shellac Manicure.  

If you love painting them yourself make sure you always apply a base coat (which anchors the nail polish to your nails), 2 coats of colour and a coat of top coat (which helps double the length of time required between manicures) which adds shine and helps to prevent your polish chipping.

Don’t have time to take care of your hands and nails properly, consider booking in for regularly monthly Manicures

Manicures will help address any cuticle or nails problems you may have. Regular manicures should be part of your self care routine.

 

What is the ‘real’ age of your hands?

The backs of the hands are often the first place where the skin starts to age. Try pinching the skin on the back of your hand for a few seconds and then release it. The rate at which it falls back into place varies according to age so what age do your hands convey.

Under 30 years: 1 second

30-40 years: 1-2 seconds

40-50 years: 2-5 seconds

50-60 years: 10-15 seconds

60+ years: 15 seconds +

Don’t let your hands give away your age put our tips into practice.

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