Before getting rid of dust and grime in your house, make sure your hands don’t take a beating in the process. Give your hands the care and attention they deserve by following these tips:

Lock in the Moisture

Applying moisturizer to damp skin immediately after a shower or bath allows skin to seal in the moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer that’s effective and safe for sensitive skin, and free of potentially irritating fragrances or dyes.

Guard Against Harsh Chemicals

Exposure to chemicals and detergents in household cleaning products can take a toll on hands and dry out and irritate sensitive skin.  Look for gloves that are designed to keep hands looking their best.   Get into the habit of wearing gloves every time you clean.

Protect Your Manicure

Your hands are your ultimate accessory and you’ll want them to look good in any season. Wearing gloves whenever you’re cleaning will help your manicures last longer and keep your nails from becoming brittle.

Take Your Hands to the Spa

Warm a cup of milk in the microwave for 30 seconds (or until warm but comfortable to the touch). Soak your hands for five minutes to strengthen nails and hydrate skin.   Milk is loaded with lactic acid, a natural alpha-hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates dead skin, and its high calcium content will strengthen fragile nails.

Following a few simple tips may be all it takes to keep your hands beautiful.