Every woman faces a problem of dry hands. This problem brings us a number of troubles: irritation, peeling, cracks and wounds. To eliminate the dryness you should identify the causes and get rid of them. Dry, chapped hands are a sign that the outer layer of skin has been compromised.
There are many reasons that can cause dry, chapped hands such as: windy and cold weather, dry air, water, soaps, chemicals in products. Every time when our hands come into further contact with water, soaps, chemicals or cold and dry air, the skin barrier has begun to lose its natural oils and moisture and it hastens the process and makes the skin on our hands dry out much faster.
Winter is coming, that is why you need to protect your hands. So we have prepared 10 effective home remedies to get rid of dry, chapped and overworked hands. Scroll down to see them.
#1. Homemade Soap
You should avoid traditionally made bars of soaps and astringent antibacterial cleansers, because they dry out your hands. You should make a homemade soap to protect your hands and make them soft. You can use ingredients such as yogurt, oatmeal, aloe vera juice, goat’s milk, sweet almond oil to make it.
#2. Gentle Scrub
This scrub will help you to slough off dead skin cells. You need ¼ cup of baking soda + ½ cup of softened coconut oil. Slowly massage all over your hands in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. Allow your skin to absorb the mixture for another 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water.
#3. Moisturizing Hand Cream
To make this super effective hand cream you need such ingredients: 1 tbsp of raw honey + 8 tbsp of 100% pure and organic melted beeswax + 1 cup of sweet almond oil + ½ cup of rose water. You should often use this cream to get rid of dry hands, apply it every time you get your hands wet.
#4. A Pair of Gloves
You should always wear a pair of rubber gloves during house cleaning. It really will protect your hands! Also don’t forget about gloves during the cold months. You should always apply moisturizing cream after house cleaning and walking.
#5. The Overnight Treatment
You should try to moisturize your hands before go to bed. Gently massage your hands with lotion, allowing the moisturizer to absorb deeply into the skin. You can also use shea butter for your hands for extra suppleness. Then put on a pair of cotton gloves to keep the moisture inside. You will be amazed with the result in the morning!
You should drink plenty of water to have healthy and glowing skin. If you don’t like to drink pure water you can add a slice of lemon to make it more tasty.
If you don’t have this thing at home, you have to buy it! Humidifier perfectly supports the health of your skin and also the entire body. Keep it in the bedroom for maximum impact whilst you sleep.
#8. Pure Nutrition
You can boost your skin’s moisture levers by eating healthy foods. You should add to your diet some foods such as Omega-3 (fish, flax and fermented cod liver oil), Vitamin E (nuts, seeds, avocado, spinach and butternut squash), Vitamin A (carrots, sweet potato, kale, broccoli, eggs and apricots), Zinc (Pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, mushrooms and yogurt).
#9. Essential Oils
Essential oils can help you to soothe and heal dry, cracked hands. You should add a few drops of essential oils to your moisturizing creams and lotions. Use such oils as sweet almond oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil.
#10. Oatmeal Soak
Oatmeal is a perfect natural treatment for dry hands. In a large bowl, pour ½ cup of extra fine colloidal oatmeal and top with enough milk to cover your hands. Let them soak in this mixture for at least 15 minutes.
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