The face is like the crown of our body, so it gets all the attention all the time, but what about your hands that over work around? Considering the huge responsibility on your hands has, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that we don’t always give them the kind of care and attention that they deserve.
Taking good care of your hands is utterly important. So it is better to follow these tips. If unattended, they may let you down!
Tips to get soft and supple hands
Avocado to get rid of dark hands
Avocado is rich in Vitamin A, C and E that helps to get rid of dry skin. This makes your hands look young and reduce the appearance of sagging skin. Take rips avocado and take out pulp from it. Mash it into a smooth paste by adding 1 tablespoon of honey too ½ ripe avocados. Mix them well and apply this paste to your hands. Leave it for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. Repeat it a few times a week. You can also use avocado oil and massage your hands daily just before going to bath.
Lemon juice to get clear skin
Lemon juice helps to act as a natural cleanser. This helps to get soft and smooth hands. Lemon juice improves the skin tone and can lighten the skin spots that are appearing on your hand. Take an equal amount of lemon juice and add honey into it. Add baking soda into it. Mix them well and apply this mixture on your hands. Massage them for a minute. Leave it for about 5 minutes. Rinse it off with your hands in warm water. Repeat the process twice a week to promote soft and healthy looking hands.
Honey natural moisturizer to get soft hands
Honey acts as a natural moisturizer that helps to get rid of dark and rough hands. Honey is rich in antioxidant, antimicrobial and humectant properties. This helps to lock in moisture that keep your hands extra soft and smooth. Honey has anti-aging benefits for your skin. Take a little honey and apply it all over your hands. Leave it for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process 1 – 2 times a day to get soft hands. Another way is to mix equal amounts of honey and glycerin. Mix them well and apply it to your hands. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it once a day. There is another method, add a few drops of lemon juice and add olive oil about 2 teaspoons of honey in that mixture. Apply this mixture to your hands. Let them dry and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat it a few times a week for better results.
Gram flour to treat dark hands
Gram flour will cleanse and moisturize your hand like no other moisturizing cream. While making the dough for chapattis, don’t just wash off the flour, just mix some milk and a drop or two of lemon, and leave it on your hands for a few minutes.
Lukewarm milk for smooth hands
Take some lukewarm milk in a wide bowl and dip your hands in it for 5 minutes. Instead of washing with water, pat them with a dry towel. Apply a moisturizer. Repeat it regularly. You can notice that you will soon get rid of rigid and dry skin.
Homemade hand scrub to remove dry skin
Take a tablespoon of white oats, 1 tablespoon of honey, half cup water, and half tablespoon milk. Boil oats in water until they are a little soft, then take them into a bowl, and mix all the other ingredients. Mix them well and prepare it into a paste. First wash your hands and pat dry. Apply the prepared scrub on your hands, including fingers. Let the scrub stay on your hands for 10-15 minutes. Wash off the hand scrub with lukewarm water. Take your regular moisturizer and massage it into your hands skin by making rotational movements. Use this scrub twice a week for best results.
Almonds for fairer hands
Almonds help in regenerating skin and make your skin whiten. Take 10 fresh green almonds and grind them by adding drops of sandalwood oil. Apply this mixture on your hands. Leave it until it dry and wash off with water.
Papaya to remove tan from hands
Papaya destroys the tanned skin and gets smooth, soft hands. Use mashed papaya and apply to hands. Massage gently and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then wash off with water.
Milk cream for soft hands
Milk cream helps to get fresh and softer looking hands. Milk cream is rich in fat content that helps to moisturize dry and rough hands. Milk cream is rich in lactic acid that helps to exfoliate dry skin. This helps to maintain the skin’s pH levels. Take some fresh milk cream and apply it on your hands. Leave it for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off through lukewarm water. Another way is to mix 2 teaspoons of milk cream and add 2 tablespoons of gram flour. Apply this mixture to your hands. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week. Alternatively, take equal proportions of milk cream and add rose water to it. Now use it as a mask on your hands and leave it for about 15 minutes. Then wash off with water.
Rose water to get silky hands
Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice, a tablespoon of glycerin, and a few drops of rose water. Mix them well and apply this on your hands. Leave it until it gets dry and then wash off with water. Repeat this process twice a day for getting silky hands.
Coconut oil to moisturize hands
Coconut oil helps in healing the chapped hands. Massage your hands, with coconut oil. After the massage, it is better not to expose to the sun; otherwise, your hands will get tanned. For getting best results, apply it at night.
Get soft palms while lightening them with citrus power
- Lemon juice – 2 tsps/ or half a lemon
- Honey – 2 tsps
- Baking soda – 2 tsps.
First, you need to wash your hands with warm water and a mild soap. Take a bowl and mix together all the ingredients evenly. Apply this mixture onto your hands, rubbing it through and massaging your hands for a minute. Leave it on your hands for about 5 – 10 minutes. Finally, wash your hands in warm water and do not use soap directly afterwards. Repeat it for at least twice a week to remove tan and promote softer healthy looking hands.
Rules to make your hands soft
- Wear gloves: As soon as temperatures get low outside, pack a pair of gloves in your bag. Cold air does a lot of damage to your skin, making it rough, and causing it to break.
- Drink water: Good hydration is the key element to have nice and smooth skin. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
- Warm water: Wash your hands only with warm water, never use hot water. Hot water in combination with strong soaps really does a lot of damage to your skin and you’ll need extra effort to make it soft. It is better to avoid hot water instead you can use lukewarm water.
- Soap: Soaps are the biggest enemies to the softness of your hands, believe it or not. It is very important to choose a good soap.