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Wash Your Way To Beautiful Hands

Written by Ashley

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Are your hands becoming a winter-wonderland disaster? Simply washing your hands, according to LA based manicurist to the stars JESSICA, you can integrate simple, easy steps in to your hand washing routine to get those supple digits of summer. Read on for JESSICA’s expert tips & tricks:

Just like your face, the trick is to keep moisturizing, exfoliating products right next to your sink so they become a part of cleaning your hands. Follow these easy steps and keep your essentials within arms reach all winter for smooth, youthful hands:

1. You first have to pay attention to the type of hand soap you use. Something like my Honey Nectarine Body Treat Wash which gently cleanses while it nourishes your skin by utilizing a unique combination of botanicals and fruit extracts including Honey, Ginseng, Sage, Comfrey and Elderflower.

2. Now, here’s the trick: keep a body scrub like the ultra-luxurious TOCCA Stella Rich Body Polish ($54) next to the sink and use it immediately after (or even instead of) the hand soap at least twice a week. The scrub will exfoliate dry, dead skin and leave you with glowing, moisturized hands by utilizing crushed olive granules and the healing properties of Italian olive oil, safflower oil and grape seed oil.

3.Finish with a really rich, unscented hand cream (so it doesn’t clash with your scented wash and/or scrub), like CURES By Avancé Hydrating Body Silk ($12). Apply this immediately after drying your hands or – even better – apply the cream to wet hands and let it simply sink in.

Extra Tip: Intensively condition dry cuticle with my famed Phenomen Oil ($14.50) which softens cuticles and promotes nail strength and growth. Excellent, too, on elbows, feet, knees – any rough, dry areas that need extra TLC.

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

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a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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