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by Amelia (follow)
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Picking a cream can be tough, but you have to start somewhere.

You have dry, unloved hands.

So you walk into a store that happens to stock various hand treatment products and are looking to solve your hand woes.

But there are so many to choose from.

You want something that will just "fix it quick." Sure you can dip your hands into a pot of Vaseline and leave overnight to soak, however this will only end badly the next morning.

But won't my hands be all luxuriously soft?

They will definitely be moist to the touch, even after harshly washing off the jelly to get to your skin. But your hands deserve so much more.

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It is important to show your hands that you care.

You will need to make peace with your hands at some point in time because you are only given one pair from your biological self. We are not starfish who are lucky enough to be able to regrow their arms.

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Photo by Britt1014 via Wikimedia Commons CC.

Invest in some hand therapy. It will do you much good. Clearly Crabtree and Evelyn are onto something as this is what they call the moisturising hand creams in their hand care collection.

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Crabtree and Evelyn's new classic "Iris" scented hand therapy cream is a winner.

So what do you do once you have chosen a cream?

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Photo by Petar Milosevic via Wikipedia CC.

The final step is to come to terms with what Tender-Loving-Care means for you and your hands. Whether scented or unscented, thick or thin in consistency, it has to be right for you.

Remember that the tops of your hands are the most likely area to be dry, so use the majority of the cream here. Don't forget that the palms and underside demand the most attention for muscle release, so go nice and slow, taking your time. Your pores can only absorb cream or oils for around twenty minutes at a time, at which point it won't take in anymore.

Do you appreciate a firm massage of the cream into your skin's pores? If so, use your palms as your hand's core strength to indulge in the feeling of the cream as it soaks into your skin.

Do you connect to the way it makes your hands feel? The scent or absence of scent may be nostalgic to a memory of the past, which can allow you to reminisce and "lose yourself" in the feeling as you massage your hands slowly. Indulge your hands, indulge your mind.

Does it leave a residue that you are comfortable with or does it evaporate completely? Can you go back to your daily life knowing what a difference stopping for ten minutes can mean for your hands, one of the most overworked body parts?

#Skin Care
#Natural Beauty

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