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Master Skyy Hadley’s DIY Hot Cream Hand Treatment

Revive dry summer hands with Celebrity Manicurist Skyy Hadley's DIY mani tips.
Revive dry summer hands with Celebrity Manicurist Skyy Hadley's DIY mani tips.
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Summer is in full effect and to maintain a healthy at home manicure, celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley has a few top tips for keeping hands looking youthful.

From years in the beauty industry as a respected trend setter and nail expert, Skyy Hadley has multiple editorial shoots, celebrity clients and fashion week experience including work with Janelle Monae, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, Vogue and Glamour Magazine. Skyy also owns the popular As U Wish Nail Spa in New Jersey.

During summer months, hands can become easily irritated from dry heat and of course continuous hand washing. During travel season, hands are also commonly dry from hand sanitizers and unpredictable weather exposure. Skyy’s best secrets to a ‘Rejuvenating Hot Cream At-Home Hand Treatment’ is a simple and attainable way to feel like one of her celebrity clients without a high profile budget.

First, Remove all nail polish with a gentle polish remover, slough off dead skin from palms, backs of hands and avoid drying salt scrubs. Instead opt for an easy to make sugar scrub by mixing ‘sugar, a few drops of vegetable glycerin and an uplifting essential oil like peppermint or rosemary in a medium sized bowl.’Exfoliate hands thoroughly and remove the sugar granules with a warm, wet cloth. For a quick treat, finish with a healthy helping of hand cream concentrating on dry patches like the cuticles and tops of hands.

If more time is available, Skyy recommends warming ‘2 plastic baggies full of a thick, luxurious cream and add a few drops of invigorating essential oil such as tangerine, ylang ylang or chamomile.’ The essential oils will help provide an aromatherapy quality just like an in spa service. Relax hands in the warm cream for a couple minutes, remove hands from the bag and massage desired amount of cream onto hands. The result is a pair of hands that ‘should instantly feel smooth and look radiant.’

Visit Sky Hadley’s As U Wish Nail Salon or give her ‘Rejuvenating Hot Cream At-Home Hand Treatment a try this summer!