Is your face the only part of your body that reflects your personality? What about your hands? Your hands are essentials parts that also come in view when you are in public. But exposure to sunlight, pollution and working in the kitchen often result in hands becoming dry and rough. So, why keep them unattended when they grow rough and when you have home remedies to do away with rough hands? Here are some wonderful remedies for your hands that have grown rough and dry.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating the skin removes the dead cells from the surface. Apply a mixture of lime juice, castor oil and sugar granules to your hands. Rub till the granules melts to some extent and use the finger tips to do the rubbing. Your palms are moistened and you feel different. You can also exfoliate your skin by mixing ground oatmeal with apple cider vinegar and some water. This mixture cleanses the hands, moisturizes then and leaves them smooth.
Magic of almond and olive oil
It is amazing to see how the mixture of two oils works wonderfully on rough palms. Mix some almond and olive oil and apply it to your hands. See the difference that the vitamin E contained in almond oil brings to your hands.
Moisturize your hands
Use shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and petroleum jelly helps in moisturizing chapped hands. You can also use a little vegetable oil to rub it on your hands before sleeping at night. Keeping the oil overnight locks the moisture in the skin and in the morning you wake to see soft wonderful hands.
Glycerine with tomato juice
A wonder mixture of glycerine, lemon juice and tomato which is known to have a natural bleaching effect leaves your skin supple, smooth and soft.
Aloe vera with honey
Another mask for the hand is that of a mixture of honey with aloe vera. This moisturizes the dry hand and leaves them soft and smooth.
Avoid hot water
Hot water is known to steal the moisture of your hand. Too exposure to hot water will make the hands dry and rough.
Wear gloves while washing dishes
Dishwashing liquids and laundry detergents often make the hands rough. Wearing gloves while washing dishes prevents the unwanted effects of these cleansers on the hands. Use castile soaps that are made from either olive oil or contain a mixture if olive oil and coconut oil. Deodorized soaps have a drying effect on the skin.
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