When it comes to skincare, most of us focus our attention on the face and neck.
But how much time do you spend taking care of your hands? Well, there's no time like the present to give them a little TLC.
Holistic wellbeing expert Line Friis has shared three techniques for increasing blood circulation and moisturising the skin.
Start by taking a dollop of hand cream and massaging it all over the hands.
"Then, stretch the fingers backwards to open the meridians and create flow in the body. This will open the chakras, blood, heart energy. Take one finger at a time and feel where the stretch starts and hold the finger in its stretch for several seconds," she advised.
Next up, wriggle the wrists back and forth; this will open up and loosen the joints.
"This will relax and release a lot of the fluid between the bones, especially beneficial for those sitting in front of a computer," the expert advised.
To conclude, Line recommends massaging the trigger point between the thumb and index finger. "Press deeply into the trigger point to massage the skin or circular movements around the thumb. Avoid this technique if you are pregnant," she added.
Read on for a round-up of great products that will get your hands in optimum condition in no time at all.
Urtekram's Soft Wild Rose Hand Cream
To turn a simple hand cream application into a real ritual, check out the latest addition to the Urtekram range. Lightly scented with rose, this product contains shea butter, aloe vera, and natural oils for intense hydration, while the vegan-friendly nourishing formulation absorbs very quickly.
Mavala's Repairing Night Cream
For a touch of luxury, this formula has been designed for use in the evenings for even deeper hydration. Made with a blend of hyaluronic acid, silk amino acids, and shea butter, a thin layer will soothe hands in no time at all.
Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream
There's a reason why Neutrogena's hand cream remains a bestseller - it really works. Suitable for dry skin, one generous dab of this glycerin-rich lotion offers immediate, lasting relief from dehydrated or chapped skin.