Your hands are one of the first things that people notice about you and they say a lot about who you are. They are your faithful friends that are always in sight. We use them every day for all sorts of tasks, yet we also want them to look great for a night out on the town. Here are some essential tips for looking after your hands and keeping them soft and blemish-free?
Our hands usually suffer the effects of climate change, cold and hard work, which is how they lose their moisture and hence their smoothness. This is especially true if your hands spend a lot of time in water. Cracks and red marks start to appear on the surface of the skin and the appearance of the hands deteriorates. The effects of sun are also very damaging on the hands. Continuous sun exposure certainly causes blemishes and dark patches on the hands. It is very important to use a suitable sunscreen when you are out and about in bright sunlight. If you have already damaged you hands and they are not looking as good as they once did, here are some remedies that you can try at home that you may find very effective.
Top remedies for cracked hands
Rose, aloe vera and witch hazel remedy
These are excellent natural elements for restoring damaged skin on the hands. Both roses and aloe very have healing, nutritive and curing powers that have been used for centuries. They will restore the skin on the hands and make it smooth. Some people have found that witch hazel is also perfect for alleviating damaged skin and for burns.
Making the remedy: You start by making an infusion with roses and witch hazel. Take 10 rose petals and a branch of witch hazel and boil them in two cups of water. Then prepare the aloe vera pulp by mashing it in a bowl. Dilute the aloe in the infusion by putting two tablespoons of aloe vera pulp into the infusion and stirring well. Once the mixture is stirred well you can submerge your hands in it and leave them there for 15 minutes. Try to repeat this procedure three times a week and you will soon notice the beneficial effects.
Cucumber and lemon base remedy
The acidity in the cucumber and the lemon is usually very effective for softening blemishes on hands caused by excessive sun exposure. They are both have considerable healing properties and provide antioxidants which can repair even the most discoloured skin.
To make the remedy: Use one cucumber and half of one lemon, one sprig of diced parsley and one tablespoon of wheat germ. Blend all of these ingredients together in a suitable blender until they have formed a uniform paste. Apply this mixture to the skin of the hands and leave it for at least 20 minutes, avoiding any sort of sun exposure on your hands during this time. You should repeat this procedure three times every week and you will notice excellent results after one month.
Avocado and plain yogurt remedy
Avocado is one of the best natural moisturisers around. It is widely used in beauty treatments, and is commonly used to restore damaged hair and used as a base for face masks. It is certainly useful for softening the skin on your hands! When mixed with plain yogurt, the effect is even more intense.
To make the remedy, start by getting a medium-sized avocado and remove the seed and extract the pulp. Immediately crush into a pulp using a fork or knife to make a uniform puree. Then add the juice from half a lemon, along with plain yogurt. It can be easier to simply place all the ingredients in the blender and blend to a smooth paste. Once you have a creamy texture, apply to your hands and leave it there for fifteen minutes. Repeat this procedure three times a week, and within just a short amount of time you will have incredibly soft and moisturised hands that you’ll just be dying to show off!