So you want to get a manicure and pedicure but don’t have the time or money? Well here is the answer for you. In this blog post I will be talking about how you can get your hands and feet to be smooth as silk in the middle of winter.
The first step in getting your hands and feet soft is to use a nice lotion. You want to apply it after washing your hands and feet, then before bedtime, so that your skin has time to absorb it. It works best on dry skin, so if you have oily skin you may need to use more.
You can also use a pumice stone to exfoliate dead skin cells off of your hands and feet. This will help keep any rough patches from appearing on your skin. You can find these at most drug stores, but I recommend buying one online because they are usually cheaper.
If you are a normal person like me, you also have issues with dry skin in the middle of winter.
Here is a method I use to make my hands and feet smooth as silk in the middle of winter.
You will need:
1) A manicure set (like this one)
2) A foot file (like this one)
3) Moisturizing cream, lotion or oil (I use coconut oil)
4) A pumice stone or foot scrubber (you can buy one online but if you go to Bath and Body Works, get this one because it has soap in it).
Winter is here, and it is time to take care of your hands and feet. Are they dry, cracked, or itchy? It’s time to get those hands and feet back to smooth as silk. Here are a few easy tips that you can do at home for the quickest results.
Soak your hands in warm water for about five minutes with olive oil soap in it. Then apply some warm olive oil over your nails and hands. Use an emery board to file any rough spots on your nails. Do this procedure weekly.
For deep moisturizing, massage hand cream into your hands until they feel soft. You can do this on a daily basis or once a week depending on how dry they are in the winter months. If you are going to do this daily, use a thick cream instead of lotion since it will be more effective at keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day.
If you go outside in the cold weather, make sure your hands are covered before you leave the house by wearing gloves or mittens. Try not to expose your hands too often because that will cause them to become dry quickly which means more work for you down the road when it comes to getting them back to normal again.
Now that we have discussed treating our hands
Most people usually find their hands and feet cracked and dry during the winter season. This is because of the cold weather that results in dry air and less moisture in your skin.
So, what’s the best way to have soft hands and feet during this time? Well, here are some natural methods you can try.
1. Soak your hands and feet in olive oil.
Olive oil will help prevent the loss of moisture from your skin by creating a protective barrier between sensitive skin cells and the elements. It also contains vitamins A, D, E and K, which are needed to repair damaged skin. Use a small amount of olive oil on your feet every night before you go to bed to keep them soft all season long.
2. Massage with coconut oil
Coconut oil has natural antifungal properties that help protect against infections that can cause cracked heels and other foot problems. It also acts as a moisturizer for dry, cracked skin on your feet. Use it daily for smooth, silky feet all year long.
3. Use glycerin or petroleum jelly on your hands
Glycerin helps to trap water in your skin cells so that moisture is retained for longer periods
It’s the winter again and you can’t seem to keep your hands and feet soft. You don’t want to look like a zombie with cracked skin, hard hands and rough feet. This can happen in any season but it is usually common in the winter due to the cold weather. It can be easily cured with a basic manicure or pedicure.
With a manicure and pedicure, you will be able to clear up that unwanted dry skin, get rid of those split ends, and enjoy some relaxation time so you can feel refreshed.
A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands, performed at home or in a nail salon. A manicure consists of filing and shaping of the free edge, pushing (with a cuticle pusher) and clipping (with cuticle nippers) any nonliving tissue (limited to cuticle and hangnails), treatments with various liquids, massage of the hand, and the application of fingernail polish. When polishing the nail, only use a base coat, nail polish, and clear top coat. Do not polish the nails any more than two times a week, as this may damage your nails by peeling them off from their natural moisture in order to have them look
**Winter Manicure & Pedicure Tips**
Winter is a season that dries out your body, especially your hands and feet. If you are not careful, you can easily get dry, cracked hands and feet. A manicure or pedicure can improve the look of your hands and feet. But it is important that you choose the right type of manicure or pedicure for the winter season.
A manicure removes dead skin, shaping and polishing the nails. A pedicure does these things, but also includes soaking to soften the skin, followed by scrubbing with salts or sugar to remove rough skin from the heels and sides of the toes. Both treatments are done with creams, oils, lotions and polish.*
**Cold Weather Manicures**
Here are some tips for getting a manicure in cold weather:*
– Choose a proper moisturizer to avoid chapped hands and nails.*
– Don’t use too much water when taking a bath or washing dishes; this will lead to dryness.*
– Apply hand cream as often as possible.*
– Do not wash your hands too often; this will also lead to dryness.*
You will need:
1. A tub of warm water.
2. Epsom Salt
3. 1/2 cup of baking soda
4. 1/2 cup of baby oil or olive oil
5. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vitamin C (optional)
6. A scrub brush for your feet and a pumice stone for your heels.
7. A moisturizer for after the bath is over, I recommend cocoa butter or shea butter and coconut oil mixed together in equal portions.