Your hands reveal your age before the rest of your body does. The skin on your hands is actually managing the household, taking care of the kids and other chores around the home, which means you are washing your hands frequently, and this inevitably leads to hand skin that looks older than you really care. The soaps and other cleaning products we use today can cause your hands to look discolored, wrinkly and rough.
You should try to keep your hands beautiful as they speak a lot about the kind of person you are and the basic hygiene that you maintain. The homemade hand treatment recipes are one of those convenient yet inexpensive ways to pamper your hands. If done regularly, your hands will look great and feel soft.
Tips to young looking hands for longer
- Cover from sun out, Cover up
- Overnight care
- Scrubbing the hands with a hand scrub
- Opting for a hand soak, once in a while
- Not drinking enough water can cause your skin to get dry, rough and patchy. Our bodies are made up of 70% water.
- Eat foods for glowing skin like avocadoes and nuts, the vitamins and nutrients will give your skin a natural glow.
- Gently massage your fingers, palms and top of your hands. This will help the ingredients sink in and also improve blood circulation.
Brown sugar hand exfoliant and softener
Take two spoons of brown sugar and mix it with a spoon of baby oil. You can use virgin olive oil instead of baby oil. Use this mixture to rub your hands in washing motion. Do this for 1 minute and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Honey-olive oil hand mask
Mix honey and olive oil in equal quantities and apply it over your hands. Leave it for about 30 minutes until it gets dried and rinse off. You may also choose to wear cotton gloves while using this hand mask. It makes your hand feel soft and nourished.
Castor-Olive oil hand lotion/soak
Mix castor oil and olive oil in equal quantities. Heat the mixture and now be warmed a bit. Add a dash of lemon juice. It is best taken in adequate quantity in a bowl, where you can soak your hands for about 20 minutes. Massage your hands as you soak them. It helps you to boost blood circulation naturally when you get soft glowing hands.
Shea butter-beeswax hand cream
Take 4 spoons of beeswax and 8 spoons of Shea butter should be melted together. About 8 spoons of primrose oil need to be added along with a few drops of lavender essential oil. Transfer the mixture in a jar and leave it to solidify. It has a long shelf life. Use it to treat chapped and extremely dry hands.
Honey – banana hand moisturizing mask
If you are suffering from excessively dry and coarse hands then use this mask. Mix pureed banana, pure honey, lemon juice and butter in equal quantities. Apply the mask on your hands and leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Glycerin – rosewater hand nourishing lotion
Mix two spoons of rose water with a spoon of glycerin. Apply it on your hands and massage gently. This can be done as often as you want.
Lime-tomato hand softener
Mix lime and tomato juice in equal quantities. Add a spoon of glycerin to that mixture. Massage the concoction on your hands for five minutes. Rinse with trepid water. If your hand feels rough, this treatment will surely soothe the skin.
Lemon-Sugar hand scrub
Mix two spoons of sugar with the juice of half a lemon. Rub your hands thoroughly with the scrub. It is best to do at night when you are going to bed. Apart from making your hands feel smooth, it adds some glow as well. It also takes care of dark patches and rough knuckles.
To give your hands a well-rounded look of health, give apply some cuticles to your hands as well. Massage them with cuticle cream or oil weekly and gently push the cuticles back once they have softened, for best results.