How to get soft and smooth hands with 6 easy steps.

Tips, Soft hands, Exfoliate, Hydrating, Skin care

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:

Tips, Soft hands, Exfoliate, Hydrating, Skin care

 
Tip 1:

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. 
 
 
Tip 2:

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.
 
Tip 3:

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.
 
Tip 4:

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.
 
Tip 5:

Apply Boroline:

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. 
 
 
Tip 6:

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
 
 

  1. Deliciously Alive

    June 8, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Thanks to the Lockdown making us do all the housework, my hands could do with some care and softening. I can try the Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub, as I have both ingredients at home. Thanks for sharing wonderful tips.
    Mayuri/Sirimiri

  2. Shreemayee

    June 9, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Do try and let me know if you will find it effective.

  3. smita saksena

    June 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Lovely post… super easy and useful remedies to make dry hands soft and beautiful that too with easily available ingredients. I am surely going to try remedy no 4.

  4. Rethink Mindful

    June 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I use boroline it's really very useful for skin. Nice tips dear. Thanks a lot for sharing as we do a lot of works with water in the kitchen and this makes hands rough. These will help it.

  5. every corner of world

    June 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I keep using hand creams to make it soft . But I never thought about exfoliation part, which actually very important. I will surely try your methods 🙂

  6. Unknown

    June 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    wow these are some great and doable tips. Most of the items you mentioned are available at home. Will try them for sure.

  7. Vasumathi DS Ponday

    June 11, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Easy to follow tips with things that are usually available in the house. Thankfully, despite the housework my hands have not turned dry. I usually just apply a dollop of moisturizer or some Vaseline jelly. Exfoliation once is while is a good idea.

  8. Wickedlyours

    June 11, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Wonderful! Seemed to just need this – simple, available at home and so very doable……After a hectic day of house-work and professional workshops….I am looking forward to trying this in a while….

  9. Raun

    June 11, 2021 at 7:19 am

    useful remedies especially needed in the times of this pandemic where we are constantly washing our hands with harsh disinfectants all day be it sanitizers or soaps, apart from the regular household chores. Never tried a pack for hands before…will give it a go

  10. Shail

    June 11, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Using hand sanitizer constantly has made my hands also extremely rough. I apply ghee at night. I will try your method also as home remedies are simple and easy to follow. Thanks for the informative post.

  11. suhavijay

    June 11, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for the super easy tips, hopefully I will get some time to implement them

  12. Harjeet Kaur

    June 11, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Great tips for softer hands, Shreemayee….I am going to try them out. My hands were very soft but after menopause they have become very dry.

  13. Shreemayee

    June 11, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Nice to know about your simple routine to make your hands soft.

  14. Shreemayee

    June 11, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Sure do try and let me know if you have found it helpful.

  15. Shreemayee

    June 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Glad to hear from you. Please do try those simple packs and let me know.

  16. Shreemayee

    June 11, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Wow, good to know about applying ghee. Thanks for this easy tip.

  17. Shreemayee

    June 11, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Yes, menopause can do this. Try them. You're gonna love them.

  18. Unknown

    June 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    So practical and easy with all ingredients available at home…i loved the butter idea 😍

  19. Seema B

    June 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I have never actually taken special care of my hands or used anything else than a moisturizer or body lotion. Loved the idea of using vaseline/boroline rather than buying expensive hand creams.

  20. Ritu

    June 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    These are great tips. I used to swear by glycerine before I developed an allergy to it. Fresh cream with lemon is also a great moisturizer.

  21. Madhu Bindra

    June 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    These are great tips. Home remedies work the best since they are tried and tested. I have been using glycerine and rosewater for years and it is one of the best moisturizers.

  22. Madhu Bindra

    June 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    These are great tips. Home remedies have been tried and tested for years. I have been using glycerine and rose water since I was a young girl. And it is one of the best natural moisturizers.

  23. Shreemayee

    June 12, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Good to know that. Thank you 😊

  24. Shreemayee

    June 12, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Boroline is the savior actually.

  25. Shreemayee

    June 12, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Exfoliation is always very important to make the dry areas soft.

  26. Shreemayee

    June 12, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Sure do and let me know.

  27. Shreemayee

    June 12, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Sure do use olive oil and Sugar scrub. You're gonna love it.

  28. Yashila Barnwal

    June 12, 2021 at 1:57 am

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  29. Abha Singh

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Very useful Tips for dry hands. I like olive oil and sugar one tip as it's super easy to do that. Applying butter on palm is also quick and easy. I will definitely try them.

  30. Abha Singh

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Very useful Tips for dry hands. I like olive oil and sugar one tip as it's super easy to do that. Applying butter on palm is also quick and easy. I will definitely try them.

  31. Simrit Bedi

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for sharing such easy home remedies for soft hands. Will definitely try them soon as by washing ustensils during this lockdown, my hands have gotten very tough and dry

  32. sadvika annam

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Good tips. One that I find most effective is coffee with sugar and oil. Suits my skin

  33. priyanka nair

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    These are some super-handy tips, I am going to try olive oil and sugar as a exfoliate…we hardly pay attention to our hands…

  34. aditi

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    These days my hands often become dry, thanks to the increased household chores during the lockdown. Boroline and milk cream are my go-to therapies.
    Thanks for sharing more remedies.

  35. Yashila Barnwal

    June 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

    In our daily busy schedule we people don't get a chance to give a look to our hands…. This post is a reminder to all those people who don't look after their hands….. Your mentioned ingredients are easily available to everyone…. Anybody will use these further steps to make their hands soft……

  36. Shreemayee

    June 13, 2021 at 4:08 am

    That's great. I'd like to use your simple pack.

  37. Shreemayee

    June 13, 2021 at 4:09 am

    Wow, thanks for your suggestions.

  38. Shreemayee

    June 13, 2021 at 4:09 am

    Yes dear. These products can do magic.

  39. Shreemayee

    June 13, 2021 at 4:10 am

    Glad to know that you've found it helpful.

  40. Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    June 14, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Thanks for the lovely tips. We definitely need to give equal importance to the skin in hands as much as we concentrate on the face.

  41. Arti Chauhan

    June 14, 2021 at 2:49 am

    These are really quick and easy tips, just loved it. I have tried and heard few before but really a helpful blog

  42. Unknown

    June 14, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Wow this post is truly for me, I always look up to good options to keep my hand soft especially in winters. I have grew up using glycerine mix with coconut oil, and the results are really magical. thanks for sharing so many options will surely try.

    Archana
    archusblog

  43. MeenalSonal

    June 14, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Shremayee, your post has so many easy remedies to get the soft hands and all the ingredients are right in the kitchen, we just need to mix it and place it on the dressing table. I also apply glycerine mixed with rose water and pinch of lemon, but now a days I am kindle reader so I apply it when I close it and go to sleep.

  44. Vashi

    June 14, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Such fabulous & easy to use remedies for lazy lass like me; i love olive oil & sugar scrub one the most as sugar has some really good effects on my skin. Can’t wait to have pre – wedding hands back.

  45. Monidipa

    June 14, 2021 at 2:50 am

    I don't have dry hands in summer but in winter. I do use butter then. However, all these are really effective ways!

  46. Shreemayee

    June 14, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Yes, milk cream can be a good option.

  47. Shreemayee

    June 14, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Then do try and let me know.

  48. Shreemayee

    June 14, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Yes, then these tips will be the best solutions.

  49. Abha Singh

    June 14, 2021 at 2:53 am

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  50. Vashi

    June 15, 2021 at 4:32 am

    Very useful remedies must say & i love the olive oil & sugar scrub the most; magical effect on my hands

  51. Ruchi Mayank Verma

    October 2, 2021 at 2:27 am

    I am so happy that I am here and read these tips for soft hands; I am so careless when comes to take care of hands.

  52. Surbhi prapanna

    October 2, 2021 at 2:27 am

    wow these are great tips for getting soft and smooth hands. i am glad you have mentioned about using chemical free handwash here. in many cases, it is main cause of dry skin and other allergic skin issues.

  53. Alpana

    October 2, 2021 at 2:27 am

    I have tried aloe vera and got the softness I was looking for. I also liked honey, milk, and glycerine pack. Let me try that.

  54. jhilmildsaha

    October 3, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Boroline is an extraordinary ointment. I remember my grandmother used to apply it on her hands every night and she had the softest hands.

  55. Raksha N Prasad

    October 3, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Such good and easy tips to take care of hands. I will try a few of these from tomorrow as I think they are quite doable. I usually use Vitamin cream to soften my palms.

  56. Shreemayee

    October 3, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Yes, boroline can do that.

  57. Shreemayee

    October 3, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Taking care of hands is equally important.

  58. Shreemayee

    October 3, 2021 at 1:56 am

    They're indeed amazing ingredients.

  59. Varsh

    October 3, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I haven't used anything more than a moisturiser/vaseline for my hands and it isn't enough during winters. These easy home DIYs sound great and easy too. Will try coconut oil one.

  60. Sandy N Vyjay

    October 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Daily household chores tend to make the hands dry and rough. It is hence neccessary to adopt some or the other method to keep them soft, these are some really good and time-tested methods.

  61. Rahul Prabhakar

    October 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    What cool hacks to make your hand soft! I can totally see myself using butter or boroline, since these are easily available items in my home. I might also try to mix Olive oil and Sugar to exfoliate my hands.

  62. Shreemayee

    October 3, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Surely do try. You'll find it effective.

  63. Shreemayee

    October 3, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Glad to know that you've found them useful.

  64. Shreemayee

    October 3, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Exfoliation is also important.

  65. jyoti @momcaptureslife

    October 4, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Lovely post… These seems to be super easy and useful remedies to make hands soft . I am surely going to try .

  66. Rakhi

    October 4, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Since the lockdown I have been doing all the work myself and that has led to rough hands as well. I would like to try these remedies to make my hand softer too.

  67. Hansa Kajaria

    October 4, 2021 at 1:33 am

    My hands get easily dried because I have a habit of washing them again and again . I really liked the easy and doable tips that you have shared and I would especially like to try the Olive oil and sugar scrub and the coconut oil and glycerin pack.

  68. Kavita

    October 4, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Being a mom of a newborn, I wash my hands so many times and it resulted in my skin being dry. I am saving this post and would surely be trying a couple of pointers soon.

  69. Shreemayee

    October 4, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for the appreciation

  70. Shreemayee

    October 4, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Sure do try and let me know.

  71. Shreemayee

    October 4, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Do try and you're going to love.

  72. Tina Basu

    October 4, 2021 at 6:29 am

    With all the hand washing and hand sanitising over last 2 years hands are bearing the brunt. I always apply hand cream these days.

  73. Snigdha Prusti

    October 4, 2021 at 6:29 am

    Beautiful post. Soft smooth hands are really tempting. Chemical free handwash, proper moisturisation is very necessary.

  74. Dipika

    October 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Hand washes and excessive usage of hand-sanitizers have made my hand skin dull and rough. This is something I would love to try and give my hands a fresh and happy look.

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