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Give your hands a helping hand & help to appear sensationally smooth and soft

24th May 2012  : 

Let's face it, everyday life is not kind to your hands. Tasks such as cooking, cleaning and gardening can cause skin to become dry and flaky. Additionally, frequent hand washing and the use of harsh detergents and soaps can leave you with painfully cracked skin.

On top of this, there are a number of environmental factors, such as sun damage and pollutants, which can cause age spots and scarring.

The first weapon in your defence against this onslaught of irritants is a good quality hard cream. Smear a layer of cream over your hands before putting on your washing-up gloves and you can actually improve the condition of your hands whilst doing the house work!

You can repeat this trick at night, by covering your hands in a thick layer of cream and wearing a pair of cotton gloves while you sleep. You will wake up with baby soft skin. To give yourself a real treat, there are a number of skin treatments available, designed to give you silky-smooth, ageless hands and remove unsightly blemishes or hairs. Laser hair removal is a virtually pain free way of removing unwanted hair from your hands. It stops hair growth by directing a laser beam at the base of the hair follicle.

Microdermabrasion is a technique that uses microcrystals to remove the top layer of skin cells, to leave you with fresh, young looking hands. It can be used to treat a number of skin conditions, from wrinkles to age spots.

The term age spots are misleading as these harmless, but unsightly, darker patches can appear at any age. Usually brown in colour, although shades can range from red to almost black, these spots are caused by damage from the sun. When applying sunscreen, you should always remember to apply a layer to your hands.

As well as microdermabrasion, skin peels are an effective way of removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow. A chemical formula is applied which peels away to leave your skin looking lighter and brighter.

So go on, give your hard working hands some tender loving care and attention, they deserve it!

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