The skin of the hand has few sebaceous glands and a thin layer of adipose tissue, which is why under the influence of external factors it quickly loses the protective lipid coat. As a consequence, your skin becomes dry, cracked and red, and your nails are dull. How to take care of your hands and nails? How to get rid of dark spots at home and in a salon? Check below how to do it properly.
How to take care of your hands?
Even though we can use the professional beautician’s help, we should be able to do the basic treatments at home.
Hand care at home
To prevent the skin from drying out, use a moisturising cream after every hand wash, which will rebuild its hydro-lipid layer. The best choice will be a cream enriched with moisturising, protective and soothing substances, such as petrolatum, glycerin, aloe, allantoin and silicones. After a few days of systematic treatments, your hands will become soft and smooth.
If it’s hard for you to apply the cream regularly and the skin is dry and chapped, you can try to regenerate your hands. In the evening, massage a thick layer of nourishing hand cream, serum or mask into your hands. Each of them contains a considerable dose of vitamins as well as moisturising and regenerating substances. Then put on cotton gloves and go to sleep. Such a compress will make the ingredients of the cosmetic penetrate deeper into the skin.
An equally good treatment is a quick moisturising bath. Heat the olive oil in a bowl and soak your hands in it. After a few minutes, dry the skin with a paper towel.
Hand care in a salon
If you decided to use the help of the professional, it’s good to choose Manicure Spa with paraffin. It regenerates nails and dry skin. It begins just like a classic manicure with filling the nails, cutting the cuticles and polishing the nails. Then it’s time for a sugar scrub, which not only cleanses the skin but also smooths and nourishes it thanks to plant oils. Then the excess sugar is removed and the beautician massages the nourishing oil into the nails and butter enriched with moisturising and regenerating substances into the skin. Such hands should be dipped into the melted wax three times to obtain a thick layer. Then they are wrapped tightly in plastic bags. After 15 minutes remove them from your hands. After such treatment, the skin is smooth, moisturised and the nails look healthy.
How to take care of your nails?
Bad condition of nails is a consequence of contact with detergents, which dry the nail plate. When the nails are excessively dried, they become brittle and tend to split. If, in addition, dark spots and discolourations start to appear on them, it means that our body wants to tell us something and that is not good news. In this situation, it’s good to see the dermatologist who should prescribe a dose of vitamins and minerals.
Dark spots on the hands
Here, the one to blame is the sun. Its rays stimulate melanocytes, or cells to produce melanin, brown skin pigment. As a result of long sun exposure, where the melanocytes accumulate, they form the dark spots.
Discoloured skin patches and dark spots – how to get rid of them at home?
To get rid of discolourations yourself, or at least to lighten them, we should get cosmetics that whiten stains. The choice is huge: some of them enhance the exfoliation of the epidermis, while others inhibit the pigmentation process and thus prevent new discolouration. Such products usually contain hydroquinone, arbutin, vitamin A or C and fruit acids or kojic, lipoic, azaleoic or phytoacid acids in a moderate concentration.
Start with the hand scrub to remove dead skin cells and even out the skin tone. Such a procedure should be repeated every 4-5 days, because it facilitates the absorption of substances. If we have to get rid of only small spots, we should choose a cream with a special applicator that allows precise application. On the other hand, if your goal is to evenly brighten the skin of the hands, use a whitening cream as an ordinary hand cream. Such cosmetics usually sensitize the skin to the sun, so apply them before the bedtime. During the day, protect your skin with a cream with a high UV filter, at least SPF 30, to prevent new spots from appearing.
Discoloured skin patches and dark spots – how to get rid of them in a salon?
A professional treatment begins by doing a coarse salt scrub, which significantly facilitates the absorption of active ingredients. After that, the beautician massages a depigmentation serum into the hands and ten applies a whitening algae mask with the mulberry extract and arbutina. After 15 minutes the mask is removed from the hands. At the end, a hand cream is used to perform a pleasant hand massage. The result is smoother and lighter skin, however, a series of treatments is needed in order to reduce the issue.