Part of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
As much as it is great for our mental health, frequent coloring can wreak havoc on our hands. All of us colorists can occasionally experience dryness, papercuts, overuse injuries, muscle soreness, and stiffness. And you may have a pre-existing condition that coloring can aggravate; in my case, that is arthritis.
So what’s a die-hard colorist to do? Here are some tips to help you stave off injuries and protect your hand dexterity:
Pay attention to how you are sitting. Sit down as though you were about to begin coloring and ask yourself: Is your back supported? Is there enough light to see well? Do you have enough room to move your elbows and arms freely as you color? You may be straining your hands to try and compensate for one of these other issues.
Remember to take breaks while you color. I often find it tempting to keep coloring even when I am tired, but it is precisely then that I need to pause. Even a short break, changing my posture or doing something else, can be helpful. Try doing small, rewarding activities during your break like taking a short stroll, watering plants or playing with a family pet.
Try a New Tool: Sometimes a simple item can make a big difference in easing coloring-related hand discomfort. Therapeutic craft gloves (who knew?!) are another good option. They work like an elastic bandage to reduce the impact of repetitive motion and provide relief for arthritis and other hand/wrist ailments.
Massage Away: Stretching or massaging your hands are great ways to rejuvenate your fingers, wrists and palms. But do go easy: only rub or stretch your hands to a point that feels comfortable. Livestrong.org has some great hand stretch suggestions.
Pamper Your Paws: Take the time to make sure your hands are moisturized. This can be a challenge, but a great way to do this is with NatraCure Hydrating Gloves.
And we are giving one pair to three winners!
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