Winter is a time when our skin dries, chaps, becomes tight, and feels just plain uncomfortable. This is particularly true for our hands, the part of our body that arguably takes the most abuse from us on a daily basis. From the cold blasts of winter winds to soaps and detergents, our hands go through a whole lot. It’s no wonder that our hands end up feeling tight and uncomfortable at this time of year.
You don’t have to live with dry, rough hands; you too can have the soft hands that you have always wanted. If you hare struggled to find that cream or lotion that will help cure your dry hand problem, try some of these natural ways to get softer hands below:
For this hand lotion, you will need:
- ¼ cup of vodka
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- ½ cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of dried flower petals
Start off by pouring the olive oil into a bowl, and then mix in the vodka, lemon juice and water. Once these have been mixed together well, then take the sea salt and the dried flower petals and add them too. Now spread the mixture over your hands and allow it to sit for up to 2 minutes. Rinse off, and enjoy your new, softer hands.
Baby your Hands
Another easy way to get softer hands includes adding baby oil to 2 tablespoons of sugar together. You will want to pour enough baby oil and sugar into the bowl to cover the palms of your hands. Now rub your hands together in this mixture, just as you would rub your hands together if you were to apply lotion to your hands. After a few minutes, wash your hands off with the liquid soap.
Sour and Salty Hand Scrub
This is an easy little recipe on how to make an exfoliant for your hands. Take equal parts salt and equal parts lemon, and then brush the solution right into your hands with an old toothbrush. If you do this once a week, you will notice that your hands will be softer and feel more hydrated. Just make sure that when you brush your hands with the toothbrush that you are not scrubbing hard. Gentle strokes or circles will do the trick.
The Dairy Hand Solution
For this quick hand fix, all you need is ½ cup of warmed milk, 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 3-5 drops of lavender (essential oil). Combine these ingredients in to a bowl and then allow your hands to soak for up to 5 minutes. Scrub your hand gentle to remove the mixture to remove any dead or dry skin.
Tested and True
If you want softer hands, the easiest and most traditional way of doing this is to rub a thick hand cream or Vaseline into your hands, and the to put on a pair of cotton gloves. Wear the gloves over night and you will undoubtedly wake up with softer, beautiful hands.