Handy Advice

Who would know better about hand care than a hand model? We asked Ellen Sirot, a Mount Kisco resident whose hands have appeared in every major fashion magazine and in thousands of print ads and television commercials, how to keep our digits in top form.

“The skin on your hands is just as delicate as the skin on your eyelids, so you should be giving your hands the same care that you give your face,” she says. “To prevent dry skin, wash your hands with a sulfate-free cleanser; then use moisturizer and gently pat your hands dry. If you rub your hands too hard, you will stretch out the skin and make them drier.” For information on the skincare line she’s created, visit handperfection.com.