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Care Of The Hands

A study of the hand is very interesting, and if mothers understood more

of its beautiful construction many of the little accidents which result

in deformed finger nails could be avoided. Mothers should attend most

carefully to the early cultivation of their children's finger nails, as

the habit of biting them is so easily formed and is sure to permanently

destroy their beauty.

A perfect hand is rounded an
plump, soft, white and dimpled, with

tapering finger tips and filbert-shaped nails, snowing the little


It is possible for any woman to have such a hand if she is willing to

take time once a week to have the nails treated and to give them a

little personal attention each day. Great care should be taken in

washing the hands. A mild soap should be used, and particular attention

paid to the thorough drying of them, after which a good cuticle cream

should be applied and well rubbed in. The same cream may be used to

loosen the cuticle at the base of the nail, when it can be gently pushed

back, thus keeping the half-moon exposed. An orange-wood stick should

always be used to clean the nails.

Massaging the hands at least once a month aids wonderfully in making

them symmetrical and keeping the joints flexible and the skin free from

dark spots and wrinkles.