Hand Care, Do not ignore.
Look at your hands now and tell yourself what you see?Hands tells everything about yourself, how you live your life and love your body..
Sometimes we forget to take care of our hands. Though we use our hands to do all the work inside and outside the house we seem to pay very little attention to taking care of them. Our hands come in contact with water, chemicals, is subject to heat and cold, we work with our hands in the garden etc. all this puts stress on the skin of our hands. The first signs of aging are visible on our hands. Here are a few ways in which you can take care of the skin of your hand.
Moisturize your hands as many times as you can in a day. Dry skin looks wrinkled and can easily be damaged.
Wear gloves while washing dishes, dealing with chemicals and while gardening.
Protect the skin on your hands from the sun.
Ensure that your hands are dry. If you have water on your hands it will evaporate drying your skin.
Take special care of your hands once a week. Give your hands a herbal oil massage once a week.
Here are a few hand treatment ideas:
Herbal Hand Bath: Boil one quarter of water and add one tablespoon of herbs (use one or all of these: chamomile, nettle, sage, coltsfoot, calendula). Let this mixture cool and soak your hands in it for 15-20 minutes. Dry your hands thoroughly and apply nourishing moisturizer.
Homemade Nourishing Hand Cream: Mix one teaspoon of honey with 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add one tablespoon of strong herbal mixture. This will make a very rich cream, that will take a while to absorb, but will make your hands soft and smooth.
For dry skin: Mix one tablespoon glycerin, one egg yolk, two tablespoons of vegetable oil, juice of one lemon, 3 to 4 ounces of herbal infusion or rose water. Apply this once or twice a week.
Mashed potatoes with milk make a great hand mask.
After cooking with eggs, before you throw the eggshells away, scrape out the remaining egg white and massage it into your hands.
Rub a piece of lemon on your hands to give your skin a more even tone.
After washing dishes with detergents wash your hands with sour milk or with a vinegar and water solution (1 tablespoon of vinegar per 2quaters of water). This will restore the pH balance of the skin.
Keep your hands warm as colds often start as a result of cold hands.
Your feet carry the weight of your entire body and if often one of the most abused and least cared for parts of your body.
You may have to use a pumice stone or apply cream generously on the area in order to remove the dead foot skin. Soak your feet in a bowl of slightly hot water. This will soften the dirt and the dead skin, which will allow you to remove it easily. You could use a foot file as well, rub your skin gently and rinse off the flaky residue.
After this soak your feet for about 10 min in a bowl of warm water. Add some mineral salts or palm sea salts, along with a few drops of lavender essential oils that will relieve the aches and reduce the swelling.
Dry your feet, especially between your toes. Trim the nails of your toes by cutting straight across the tip. Shape the corners with an emery board.
Massage your feet with rich foot skin cream. Cup your hands on either side of your foot and Gently massage the anklebone in a circular motion to remove any stiffness in the ankle.
Quotes on Body and Soul
The body never lies. -Martha Graham
The body is deeper than the soul, and its secrets inscrutable. -E.M. Forester
The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system. Robert C. Peale
Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen. -Shakti Gawain
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. -John Locke
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. -Daniel Defoe
Quotes on Beauty
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. -Karl Kraus
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. -Confucius
Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye. -Grey Livingston
You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her. -Author Unknown
The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart. -Hellen Keller
Fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it ever six months. -Oscar Wilde
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful. -Ninon de L'Enclos
Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds. -Henry David Thoreau
Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. -Pablo Picasso
Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head. -Garrison Keillor
The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. -John Cage