Hands are one of the body parts that are particularly at risk of unfavorable external conditions. Heat, cold, chemicals, sun radiation, all of that impacts their condition, making them look significantly worse. In order to restore their good, youthful look and softness, we could use several domestic methods.
Hand skin, just like the skin everywhere else on the body, needs to have its dead epidermis removed. It makes it easier to nourish, moisturize and smoothen. Hand-care with exfoliation, which is the best and definitely the easiest way to get rid of dead epidermis, can be prepared within 2-3 minutes, and you only need 3 ingredients for that: coconut oil, lemon juice and sugar.
To prepare the exfoliating agent, mix a tablespoon of oil with a tablespoon of sugar and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Then rub it into hands for a few minutes, and after that wash them with warm water and dry with a towel. If your hands are irritated, skip the lemon. And if you want to make the exfoliation better, add blended almonds or oat flakes to the oil and sugar. Exfoliate like this once a week.
Moisturizing Olive oil bath
Hand bath in warm Olive oil is one of the most popular home remedies in hand care. Olive oil makes a valuable source of fatty acids and vitamin E for the skin. It helps soften, nourish, moisturize and smoothen skin. It also helps alleviate irritations and makes it faster to regenerate reddened skin, cracking and peeling epidermis. Such bath can be performed as often as 2 times a week, and among the additives that can enhance it are honey, lemon and castor oil.
The basic Olive oil hand bath can be prepared very fast: all you have to do is heat up 2 glasses of Olive oil in a pot, and once it’s warm – pour it into a bowl. Dip your hands in the Olive oil and gently rub it in your skin, massaging it in the process as well. After 20-30 minutes, dry the hands with a Paper towel and put on cotton gloves. If you can’t afford that because you have to leave the house – wash your hands with a delicate plant-based soap and dry them with a soft towel.
Protective linseed bath
Linseed makes a valuable source of Omega acids and vitamin E. When used for skin care, it makes fine wounds heal faster, softens, nourishes and covers the skin with a protective film that makes it easier to retain moisture deep inside the skin. A hand bath that has linseed as its main ingredient will provide hands not only with essential protection from the unfavorable impact of environmental factors, but will also help keep the skin firm and elastic. To prepare it, pour water over 2 tablespoons of linseed and cook it for 5 minutes. Once the brew cools down, dip your hands in it for 15–20 minutes. Then dry them with a soft towel and apply moisturizing cream.