Beautiful hands get attention when they are adequately moisturized and well exfoliated but maintaining it is not an easy task. Dry and rough hands are a common problem thanks to changing weather, lack of skin care, using hot water for bathing, doing the dishes without wearing protective gloves, etc. Just as any other part of your body, your hands too need proper care after all they go through a lot of wear and tear! Why buy commercial hand creams or go to expensive salons for spa treatments when you could get better results with natural ingredients from your kitchen? Below is how you could get super soft hands using just oil and sugar:
- Natural oils like almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil etc. have great skin penetrating and moisturizing properties! They contain skin beneficial fatty acids that nourish each skin cell adding a glow from within. Also, these oils are all natural, free of any toxic compounds like the commercial products and safe for even the most sensitive skin!
- Brown sugar or white castor sugar gently exfoliates the skin thus removing the dead skin layer. This reveals new skin and also opens the pores that readily absorb anything that you put on top. Also, sugar is abundant in glycolic acid which is great for your skin.
WAYS TO USE OIL AND SUGAR FOR SUPER SOFT HANDS:
- In a bowl, add few tablespoons of crushed brown sugar or white sugar. Add in some honey and sweet almond oil. Make this thick paste and use it to scrub your hands and cuticles. If you do not have sweet almond oil, you can also go with olive oil or good old coconut oil.
- Make a paste of powdered white or brown sugar and milk cream. You can also use coconut cream or honey instead of milk cream if you want. Use it to scrub your hands and wash it away. Moisturize with coconut oil.