Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Helping Hands

I was recently reading an article that stated that one of the first things people notice about someone else is their hands.  I thought this was a little strange, as I typically look at someone's hair or eyes before glancing elsewhere. But, it makes sense when you consider that you often shake a hand when being introduced and, if you're animated like me, use your hands while talking.  But, unfortunately, the earliest signs of sun exposure & aging show up first on the hands, sometimes even before they appear on your face. So, it spurred me to think a little bit more seriously about how I am caring for my hands on a daily basis.

1) Treat
Similar to caring for the skin on your face, the sooner you establish a daily regimen, the better your results will be.  I like to apply a rich lotion in the morning once I'm done getting ready & a couple times a week, I put on these gloves at night before bed for a deep moisturizing treatment.  And don't forget to protect your hands with  a hefty dose of sunscreen when heading outdoors!

2) Frost
Because it's one of the first places where the eye is drawn when you meet someone new, why not add some subtle sparkle?  Layering dainty rings feels fresh right now and it's an easy trend to try without investing a fortune.  Wear one on each finger or layer them together for even more of an impact.  Here are some styles I'm currently craving:
3) Primp
I'm a little obsessive about always having my nails painted, thanks to my mom who was & still is the same way.  I shared my tips for achieving a flawless at-home manicure over four years ago (here) and these are still the steps I swear by today.  Looking for a little nail inspiration?  You can see all the manicures I've created on the blog here, though I'm now anxious to try a negative space nail design like the one seen above.


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