Subscribe to Women’s Home Remedies Subscribe to Women’s Home Remedies's comments

Archive for the ‘Hand and Nail Care’ category

Relaxation and repose are to be cultivated for beautiful hands

Relaxation and repose are to be cultivated for beautiful hands

“I take thy hand, this hand,

As soft as dove’s down, and as white as it;

Or Ethiopia’s tooth, or the fann’d snow,

That’s bolted by the northern blast twice o’er.”

—Shakespeare

Pretty hands—like sweet tempers and paragons of husbands—are largely a matter of care and cultivation. Much more so, in fact, than most of us are aware. While tapering fingers and perfect palms count for considerable, the general beauty of the hand lies not in its correct outline so much as in the whiteness and velvety softness of the skin and the perfectly trimmed, well-kept nails. Read more »

Rubbing hands 3 times a day with special cream will help keep them soft

Rubbing hands 3 times a day with special cream will help keep them soft

To Make The Hands Soft

Take one quart of warm water, and in it soak one-half pound of oatmeal over night, then strain and add one tablespoonful of lemon juice and one teaspoonful each of olive oil, rose-water, cologne, glycerin and diluted ammonia. Rub into the skin three times a day. Read more »

 There is no excuse for jagged, uneven nails

There is no excuse for jagged, uneven nails.

There has been a great change in manicuring methods of late. The old steel implements of torture are banished, and the ivory instruments have long since taken their place. Steel should never be put to the fingers, except to use the scissors when the nails are too long, or to trim the skin in order to free it from hangnails. Read more »

Keep hands clean and soft with daily care

Keep hands clean and soft with daily care

The human hand, regarded either with reference to its ingenious construction and usefulness, or to its beauty, stands alone, in its superlative excellence, in the whole animal world. In no species of animal is the hand so wonderfully formed and so perfectly developed as in man.

To preserve the delicacy and beauty of the hands, some little care, and more than that which is ordinarily bestowed on them, is required. Read more »

Clean, manicured fingernails are timelessly attractive

Clean, manicured fingernails are timelessly attractive

The Finger Nails require special attention if we desire to preserve them in their highest condition of beauty and usefulness. To keep them clean, the nailbrush and soap and water should be used once or oftener daily, as circumstances demand. Once a day at least, on wiping the hands after washing them, and whilst they are still soft from the action of the water, the free edge of the scarfskin, which, if not attended to, is apt to grow upward over the nails, should be gently loosened and pressed back in a neatly rounded form, by which the occurrence of cracks and sores about their roots (hangnails, nail springs, etc.) will be prevented, and a graceful, oval form, ending in a crescentlike space of white, will be ensured. Read more »

Soft, supple hands are desirable

Soft, supple hands are desirable

There are very few beautiful hands, but to make the hands beautiful rests, with scarcely an exception, with the possessor. Now that chiromancy has become so fashionable as to be a part of a great many entertainments, it is very desirable that the hands should present an attractive appearance. A soft, white, delicate hand, with neatly-kept nails, forms an important factor in a pleasing personal appearance, and is something any man or woman may possess themselves of with a little care. Of course it goes without saying, that requisite is perfect cleanliness of both the hands and nails.

Read more »