If you have dry hands, you might be knowing how annoying it feels. Household chores, climate change or sitting in an air-conditioned room for long hours may result in dry, rough skin. However, it’s not much difficult to keep your hands soft and smooth. There are so many solutions to your dry skin woes. Do you know, most of them are lying right on your kitchen shelves?
Today’s post is the result of a video call from one of my colleagues. Around 2-3 days back she made a video call to show the bad condition of her hands. She was experiencing rashes and redness with severe itching. The thought came immediately in my mind that it might be due to extreme dryness. I shared some easy tips and after a week it started healing.
This pandemic situation demands frequent washing of our hands or using sanitizer more than ever. In addition, we have to do household chores like dishwashing, dusting, cleaning of rooms, feeding our babies and the lists go on. Dryness of hands becomes obvious if we don’t take proper care, especially in this dry climate. So, you need to give them some TLC to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
Well, I am sharing some easy tips using the ingredients that you can easily get at home. Don’t worry, I’ve been using them for quite a few months and I don’t feel any dryness on my hands. Let’s start then.
Easy tips to make your hands soft:
Use Chemical free handwashes:
Wash your hands with gentle, chemical-free hand washes. If your hand wash liquid contains Shea Butter and/or Avocado oil, that will be very helpful. If you don’t have it now, nothing to be worried about. There are other ways to make the hands soft. You can buy this body wash instead. I use it. The product is really very good.
Mix Olive oil and Sugar to exfoliate your hands.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Olive oil and 1 teaspoon of sugar (regular sugar from your kitchen) and apply. Keep for a couple of minutes and then give a gentle massage for 1 minute. Wash off with water. If you don’t have olive oil, pick up any other carrier oil you have with you. That may be coconut oil, or almond oil or even mustard oil will work. This is a good exfoliating formula to help get rid of rough, dead skin cells and impurities on your palms.
Try this method using Coconut oil, glycerine and honey.
Mix equal parts of Coconut oil and honey and 1/2 part of glycerine well into a bowl. Apply the mixture on your palms (recommended to use twice a day), keep for at least 20 minutes. The more the better. Wash off and pat dry. This pack will give you a healthy, baby-soft skin. It will help diminish wrinkles too.
Mix Milk, honey and glycerine to get rid of extreme dry and pigmented hands.
Mix 1 tablespoon of milk with a few drops of honey and glycerine. You can add aloe vera to the mixture, if you have in your closet. Apply on your palms, keep for minimum 20 minutes and wash off with water. It’s suggested to use at night. This pack will remove pigmentation effectively, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Every day you might want to go through some skincare ritual to keep your facial skin on point. Please, give some love to your hands as well. They are also a part of your beauty. Apply a good hand cream every night before bed. And, you don’t have to go for any expensive products. I suggest you use boroline/vaseline. I think there’s no Indian house that doesn’t have one of those multitaskers. They’re not only good for your palm, but will make your lips feet soft and hydrated. You can get them anywhere, even from any medicine or grocery store.
Butter can make your hands soft:
Do you think you don’t have much time to do all those DIYs? Here’s a simple remedy for you then. When you serve bread and butter at breakfast, take a little amount of butter and rub on your palms. Keep it as long as possible. Tell me after 2-3 days.
I think you will find these remedies very easy and helpful for getting soft hands. You may not get required results in a day. But these will show their magic within 2-3 days. If you have any query feel free to ask me.
Thanks for reading. #stayathomestaysafe.
Love from Shreemayee.
This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.