A skin specialist offers tips to care for your hands and feet.
While we may spend a bomb on face creams and cosmetics, we often forget our hands and feet. Our hands are in constant use from morning to night and our feet bear the brunt of the body throughout the day. Here’s how we can repay them for their service:
Cleansing your hands and feet twice a day is more than sufficient unless they have gotten dirty. Avoid being obsessive about washing your hands and feet throughout the day. Wash them only when needed. Avoid using harsh soaps, which can alter the pH of the skin and dehydrate it further.
Make sure you moisturise your hands and feet twice a day. In the morning, use a lighter moisturiser which has lactic acid, petrolatum, hyaluronic acid or vitamin E. At night, use a thicker moisturiser to form a so coat on your skin. Look for ingredients like shea butter, cocoa bu er, almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, squalene, ceramides in your night moisturiser for hands and feet. Make sure you apply the moisturiser on a slightly damp skin.
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