The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but many use their hands while talking. Make sure your hands don't speak louder than your words. Beautiful, graceful, polished hands and feet can speak volumes about the way you take care of yourself, and often it's the small details other people notice. When you spend time grooming these important areas, others will appreciate your attention to details, and you'll feel more confident--when we feel good about ourselves, it shows in everything we do. Transform your dry, chapped hands and feet into works of art.
1.Add Brewer's yeast to your diet for strong, attractive nails. Brewer's yeast is rich in B vitamins which nourish your nails. If you have split, peeling nails, you may have a food allergy or vitamin deficiency.
2.Treat hands and feet specially. Mix up a special oatmeal mask for overstressed hands. Mix dry oatmeal with an egg and apply to hands. Let the mask dry and then wash off with tepid water. Soak feet in an invigorating bath of peppermint tea and epsom salts for 15 minutes. After soaking, rub some Vicks Vapor Rub on them and slip on a pair of socks. The Vicks will help cure Athlete's foot and soften callouses and the menthol in the Vicks will leave your feet feeling tingly and revived.
3.Exercise hands and feet. Pick up pebbles or marbles with your toes. Roll your feet across a rolling pin, it's a mini-massage. Shake your hands back and forth. It helps the blood to circulate and is very relaxing. Give yourself a hand massage. Rub them down with a delicious smelling lotion.
4.Clip the nails, and pay attention to how you cut and shape them. Toenails should be cut straight across to prevent ingrown toenails. Short, rounded nails look best on bony hands. It helps them look less skinny. Grow your nails long if your hands are stubby and fat fingered. It adds a touch of elegance. For an extra special touch, buff the nails and add a touch of henna. Henna adds a nice glowing pink color that looks natural.
5.Rinse hands and feet with diluted white vinegar to remove odors and wipe lemon juice on tobacco stains. Rinse and apply a fragrant lotion. (Feet have a bad reputation for smelling, but hands that cook or smoke can smell awful also.)