Simple steps to get your hands soft & supple for your wedding day.

bride and groom holding hands and wedding bouquetIts a good idea to have a manicure on the day before your wedding so that your hands and nails look beautiful on your special day.

But, leading up to the wedding you can take some easy and simple steps to get your hands soft and supple.

Starting about 3 months before your wedding, treat your hands to a relaxing and pampering session once a month.

If you need to, you can clip your nails and file them before you start the process below.

Step 1

In a small bowl, add about 2 cups of warm water, and 1/2 to 1 scoop of milk soak, salt soak, or a soak that is a combination of the 2. If the soak of choice isn’t one that suds up, then it’s a good idea to wash your hands before you soak them.  Soak your hands for 5 minutes and then rinse. What this does is to cleanse, detoxify, nourish and start the process of softening your skin. To see some examples of soaks, click here.

Step 2

Exfoliate your hands with a salt or sugar scrub to get rid of dead skin cells which make the skin look dull, and reveal healthy glowing skin. Rinse with warm water.

Step 3

Apply a detoxifying and nourishing mask on your hands, leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. This deep cleanses, detoxifies as well as nourishes and softens the skin.

Step 4

At this point you can buff your nails, and apply a nail and cuticle serum to hydrate, moisturize and nourish your nails.

Step 5

Massage your hands with a nourishing moisturizer to further nourish and soften the skin.

If you wish you can now apply a base coat, your preferred polish and then finally a top coat.

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