Hands & Feet

Hands and feet are the most neglected parts of body. No matter how good you look, the roughness and dryness of your hand can mar your overall look and your cracked feet can distract from other areas of your body.

Like your face, your hands need special care or they will become rough and cracked. Your hands are also essential tools as you use them for so many tasks. Your hands are exposed to all sorts of germs, dirt, harsh substances, sunlight and more and the frequent washing that's supposed to keep your hands sanitary, can make them dry, cracked and wrinkled.

Your feet are probably the last part of your body you think about, but they are as important as any other part of your body. Your feet can develop many issues such as foot odor, cracked heels, ingrown toenails, bunions and fungal infections that can cause great discomfort and effect mobility. These problems tend to worsen as we age, so foot care is extremely important.


Hand care should be a big part of your life if you want healthy, young looking hands. It is similar to any beauty routine; find what works for you and be consistent.

A hand care “routine” is important and there are a variety of small things you can do improve your hands that don’t take up much of your time.

Important Tips

  • When shopping for hand creams, look for some key ingredients on the label, such as salicylic, lactic and/or glycolic acids and urea. These peel away outer layers of dead skin to make hands softer and smoother.

  • Pigmentation spots are due to overexposure to UV light. Use a Night Treatment with retinal due to it's line-smoothing and pigmentation-reducing qualities. The cream is for the face, but it works on hands, too.

  • For very dry hands pick products with lactic acid, urea, and alpha hydroxy acids. Smooth on the lotion after washing hands at night to seal in the moisture.

  • Using lanolin cream is a cheap, but great product that makes your hands incredibly soft and helps protect them against cold weather.

  • A paraffin wax treatment is excellent for your hands. Dip your hands in to warm paraffin wax and build up a coat of soft wax on them. Let the wax harden and when the wax has completely cooled, crack it off and you are left with soft, smooth hands. There are great at-home paraffin wax kits or you can go to a spa and have it done there.


Cracked heels, damaged cuticles and dryness aren't just ugly, they can, also, be painful. Use an exfoliating scrub For your foot care ritual, use an exfoliating scrub and rub heels gently with a pumice stone at least every other day. Or, better yet, use the Amope Pedi for safe, easy exfoliation. Look for foot creams that contain salicylic, lactic, glycolic acids and urea. There are many products that can help alleviate foot woes so don't worry! You can jump into spring with healthy, pretty feet.

How to treat your feet with the respect they deserve.

  • You don't need an expensive spa treatment to take care of your feet.

  • Wash your feet (and between your toes) carefully and regularly.

  • Be sure to dry feet completely, including between the toes.

  • If you like to soak your feet, use warm (never hot) water and a little liquid soap which contains skin softeners.

  • If you have a problem with smelly feet, soak them in a mixture of vinegar and water.

  • Moisturise your feet after washing. During winter months, you may want to moisturise several times a day. Basic lotions and creams are fine.

  • Alternate the shoes you wear each day as shoes need time to air out to avoid triggering foot odor or infections.

  • Change socks at least once a day.

Important Tips

  • Your feet should never hurt.

  • If you wear high heels, choose heels that are wide, stable and no higher than two inches. Pointed toes shouldn't begin their narrowing shape until well past the ball of the foot.

  • Flip-flops, flat shoes and walking barefoot don't provide arch support and cause flat foot. To keep feet strong and healthy, minimize the amount of time you wear shoes that lack supportive arches.

  • Pregnant women need shoes with broad heels, arch support and good shock absorbency. Added pregnancy weight may cause your shoe size to change, so get your feet measured.

  • Because, as you age, you lose some of the cushioning fat on the balls of their feet so choose shoes that provide more shock protection.

  • Diabetics can develop serious conditions related to the feet so checking feet daily for any problems is a must.

  • Be cautious of having a pedicure in a salon, where cleanliness of tubs and instruments is vital to prevent cross contamination. If you have diabetes, talk with your doctor before having a pedicure.


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Nails support and protect the sensitive tips of our fingers and toes. Fingernails also help us to pick up objects, scratch an itch or untie a knot. Fingernails grow about three times faster than toenails.

Cuticles protect your nails and are the most important part of any hand care routine as they are what make hands look their best. Quality cuticle creams and oils plus pushing back my cuticles, not cutting them, is the best way to care for them.

Although cutting your cuticles is not good thing to do, it is, at times necessary to carefully cut hangnails. The worst thing you can do is bite hangnails or pull on the skin as it can inflame them and cause infection.

Basic Nail Care

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  • Keep nails dry and clean.

  • Practice good nail hygiene. Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve.

  • Use moisturiser. When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles.

  • Apply a protective layer. Applying a nail hardener may help strengthen nails.

Nail Treatments

  • Base coats create the necessary surface for your nail polish to apply smoother and last longer.

  • Top coats fight against fading, chipping, and peeling. Apply a shiny or matte top coat over your freshly painted nails.

  • Nail strengtheners help treat weak, brittle, soft nails. They help prevent nails from peeling, cracking and splitting.

  • In your 30s, your body starts to produce less oil, so nails can become dry, yellow and break easily. Use a petroleum based product for intense hydration and allow it to sink in overnight.

Nail Polish

  • When using Gel nail polish. simply apply like a regular nail polish; then cure under a UV or LED lamp for nails that won't chip or peel.

  • Shellac is a cross between nail polish and gel. Shellac is applied like regular nail polish and then cured using a UV lamp.

  • Matte nail polishes dry quickly and are without shine.

  • Glitter & Sparkle nail polish is full of glitter that will cover your entire nail with a few coats.

  • Metallic nail polish gives your nails that foil or metal finish appearance and is very popular in bronze, silver and gold.

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