by Team Henné <3 / 4.16.23

Your Hands Are Amazing and Here's the Proof

Whether you’re typing on that keyboard, cooking up a five-star meal, holding hands with loved ones or giving a sweet pat to your fur baby, your hands are always hard at work but very rarely get the recognition and praise they deserve. Well, not anymore! Today we're shining the spotlight on these multitasking and unique superheroes by sharing five fascinating facts that’ll make you realize just how incredible your hands are.

1. Hands have more nerve endings per square centimeter than almost any other part of the body. This is why they are so sensitive to temperature, pressure, and even the slightest touch can send shivers down our spine. The tips of our fingers are particularly sensitive, with up to 100 touch receptors per square millimeter.

2. The skin on our hands is quite a bit thinner than we’d think, as it doesn't have as much fat or collagen as the skin on the face for example. This causes our hands to be more prone to dryness, cracking and even wrinkles, which is why it's important to use a hand cream that's specifically formulated to hydrate and protect the delicate skin.

3. Our hands are made up of 27 bones, 29 joints and over 30 muscles, making them one of the most complex and versatile parts of our body. Our hands’ unique abilities for precision and grip sets us apart from even our closest primate relatives. They give us such an incredible tool for our daily activities - from the smallest movements we don’t even think about like tying our shoes, to creating art or even performing life-saving surgeries.

4. Your fingerprints are completely unique to you. Not even identical twins have the same pattern of ridges and whorls on their fingertips. That's why fingerprints are used as a form of identification all around the world. These truly one-of-a-kind prints are determined by genetics and form in the womb but can change over time due to injuries, scars or even the natural aging process.

5. Did you know that body language experts often pay close attention to the movements of our hands when trying to interpret our thoughts and feelings? Our hands communicate a lot about our personality and mood in many forms - from the way we gesture and wave to the way we hold a pen or a phone. The next time you're feeling nervous or anxious, try giving yourself a gentle hand massage or squeezing a stress ball; you'll be amazed at how quickly it can help you relax and unwind.

Now that you know why your hands are the real MVPs, it’s time to show them appreciation with some TLC. Whether it’s a hand massage, a quick stretch, a manicure or applying a dollop of the most divine Henné hand cream, your hands definitely deserve it!