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Our hands really take a beating over the course of a day, and many of these assaults affect their look and feel over both the short- and long-term. From sun exposure and harsh chemicals to hot water, bacteria and beyond, these environmental factors can lead to dryness and cracking as well as visible signs of aging like age spots and crepey skin. Applying your facial skincare products (and sunscreen in particular) on the backs of your hands is a great way to keep them looking healthy and youthful, but arming yourself with these hand-care essentials is a sure-fire way to keep them in tip-top shape.
KaritÃ© Shea Butter CrÃ¨me Mains ($36)
All hand creams are not created equal, and this o
Sally Hansen has partnered with BITBâ€™s favorite cashmere brand White + Warren for a special gift-with-purchase. Until the end of January, every shopper who purchases one pair of White + Warren Fingerless Gloves from www.whiteandwarren.com will receive a complimentary Sally Hansen Manicure Set filled with manicure must haves (while supplies last).
At the time of this posting, the 100% cashmere gloves are on sale for $40. Available in eight colors, the fingerless wonders are just the ticket for keeping your hands warm in a cool office or any situation where you
New York Cityâ€™s Ellen Sirot is a top hand model, hand care expert, Founder/CEO of Hand Perfection, beauty launch consultant and motivational speaker. As you might expect, she didnâ€™t grow up dreaming of being a hand model, but as a struggling dancer she discovered the world of â€œparts modelingâ€ and actively pursued the niche of hands, coaxing, protecting and beautifying her hands until they met the strict requirements of the field. Her expertise in perfecting and protecting the perfect looking hands has let to the creation of her own hand care beauty line â€“ Hand Perfection. Read on to learn more about this unusual career and Ellenâ€™s tips for beautifyin
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Etre Touchy Gloves – The winter wonderland is decidedly less wonderful when your feel constrained by yourÂ gloves. WhileÂ this cleverly designed pair isÂ being marketedÂ as freeing upÂ “two fingers to technology” (to use your iphone or ipod, for example) my initial instinct uponÂ trying them on was to giddily declare, “Finally a way to apply and re-apply makeup in the winter, without the need to take off my gloves!”Â And while it is nothing new that womenÂ go toÂ great lengths for beauty,Â you can feel a bit less vain knowing that these gloves serve a few functional purposesÂ — updating your playlist,Â sending yourÂ friend a text message, as well as dabbing on a bit of extra concealer under your eyes after a long day at work. Granted, these gloves haveÂ two exposed fingers each, so you will only be partially covered from the elements. This is an important consideration if you suffer from a condition like Raynaud’s disease, and I would certainly not recommending exposing yourself to freezing temperatures with bare fingers if you can avoid it. But if you don’t mind the moderate cold, it is a modern alternative to the on-off ritual most of us play with our gloves during theÂ chilly months.
FINAL VERDICTÂ – GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – The UK-based company ships worldwide. Good news for us beauty junkies across theÂ pond. An added bonus, these cozy wool gloves offer an extra buffer between your bare hands and tube/subway poles. And they are quite fashionable to boot.