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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Simple, Natural Ways To Look After Your Precious Hands

We use our hands every single day for all kinds of tasks such as cleaning, cooking, gardening, typing on the computer etc. We're so busy doing things with our hands that we forget they need looking after. There are several environmental factors that makes our hands rough, dry, chapped or sore. So we need to care for our hands by giving them a moisture boost on a daily basis by using a rich, natural moisturiser. I also suggest that you treat yourself to a weekly manicure to maintain your beautiful hands and nails.


Step 1: Clean and soften your hands with a herbal hand soak 

500ml (16fl oz) water
1 tablespoon dried calendula
1 tablespoon dried chamomile
1 tablespoon dried lavender
1 teaspoon almond oil


  • Bring water and herbs to a boil in a pot
  • Cover, remove from heat, and let steep for ten minutes.
  • Strain into a bowl and add almond oil
  • Soak you hands in the warm solution for ten minutes
  • Clean under you nails and push back the cuticles while your hands are damp

Step 2: Scrub your hands to remove dead surface skin cells

Use an effective exfoliant such as Miessence Garnet Exfoliant. It contains aloe vera and a range of fresh citrus blend of organic lemon, bergamot and orange essential oils.

To purchase garnet exfoliant (click here!)

Step 3: Apply a hand mask to smooth and soften hands

1 tablespoon rolled oats
1 tablespoon plain whole-milk yogurt
1 teaspoon almond oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 drops frankincense essential oil

  • Grind the oats into a coarse powder in a clean coffee grinder
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Apply mask to the backs of damp hands
  • Relax for 20 mins, then remove mask with warm water

Step 4: Apply a rich moisturiser to lock in the moisture and protect hands

Use an ultra-rich moisturiser such as Miessence nourishing hand cream. It is excellent for dry, chapped hands and contains antioxidants that help protect the hands from environmental stress. The organic shea butter and phospholipids keep the hands soft, supple and smooth. Helps to refine the texture of the hands and brings moisture to the skin. Absorbs quickly without leaving the skin greasy. Perfumed with divine organic rose essential oil. 

To purchase hand cream (click here!)


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