Before removing dust and grime from your house, ensure your hands don’t take a loss in the circle. Offer your hands the care and awareness they earn by following these suggestions:
Lock in the Moisture: Using moisturizer to dampen skin immediately after a shower or bath allows the skin to seal in the moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer that’s effective, secure for sensitive skin, and complimentary of potentially irritating fragrances or dyes.
Guard Against Harsh Chemicals: Exposure to chemicals and detergents in household cleaning products can affect hands, dry out, and irritate sensitive skin. Look for gloves that are designed to keep hands examining their best. “Playtex Living Gloves have multiple layers of neoprene to provide superior protection, versus ordinary latex gloves, from the harsh chemicals found in common household cleaning products,” says Joe Hourihan, a vice president of research and development at Playtex Products, Inc. Get into the habit of wearing gloves every time you clean.
Fight Bacteria and Germs: Hourihan says Playtex Living Gloves have Ultra-Fresh® anti-microbial protection to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. The gloves also provide excellent hot-water protection.
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). Wash your hands for five minutes to strengthen your nails and hydrate your skin.
Take a page from the model’s beauty handbook and wear gloves to keep your hands looking young and feeling silky.
“My hands aren’t just important to me; they’re my business. So I make it my business to take care of them,” says Ellen Sirot, top NYC hand model, Ford Models. “Whenever I do anything that can damage my hands, such as housework, washing dishes, or even gardening, I always wear my Playtex Living Gloves.”
In addition to keeping your hands soft, Playtex Products Inc. is proud to make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Playtex Living Gloves (www.NationalBreast Cancer.org).
Following simple tips may be all it takes to keep your hands beautiful.
Professor Carel le Roux is an award-winning specialist in metabolic medicine and is recognized as a leading expert in metabolism and obesity. His areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular risk and metabolic disorders. Professor le Roux holds clinics in Dublin, Ireland and practices regularly at King's College Hospital Guthrie Clinic, London.
He has published numerous high-impact papers over the years and has also been able to take up a variety of editorial positions in peer-reviewed journals.
Professor le Roux established a successful independent research group and his research in the understanding of the physiological role and pathological changes in appetite control has been widely acknowledged for his analysis in this area.