Here are some home remedies to give your hands some much needed TLC.
Aloe vera gel
With its many benefits we just couldn’t leave aloe vera gel out of this list. Aloe vera has healing and hydrating properties that will reduce skin inflammation and nourish your hands. Massage some aloe vera gel on to your hands and keep it on for 15 minutes then rinse it off with room temperature water. Doing this at least once a day will give you soft and supple hands.
Malai is not just for eating
Malai or the skin which forms on top of milk contains a lot of fats which help nourish your hands. Skim some malai from a container of milk and gently massage it onto your palms and nail beds and let it stay for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Do this every night before bed for softer hands.
Olive oil to the rescue
Olive oil is a great source of antioxidants which will give you healthy hands. Its anti-ageing properties will keep them supple and soft. Just massage some olive oil onto your hands once or twice a day. Or you can add some sugar to it to make an exfoliating hand scrub. Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of sugar and rub it onto your hands and nails. Rinse after 5-10 minutes. Apply this scrub once a week.
Egg yolk soak
Egg yolk is a great remedy for dry hands since it contains water and fats and will lock moisture into your skin cells. Take 1 egg and separate the egg white and the yolk. Into the yolk, add 1 teaspoon of rosewater and stir. Apply the mixture on your hands and let it soak into the skin on your hands for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. Doing this once a week will help get rid of dry, flaky skin, giving you smooth and soft hands.
Butter and almond oil
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E which maintains the elasticity of your skin and prevents wrinkles from appearing on your hands. Butter, on the other hand, will moisturise your hands. Take 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of almond oil and mix well. Apply it on your hands and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Do this once or twice a week and you will notice a difference in the skin on your hands.
Written by Disha Sampat on Sep 25, 2018