Lately, Did you notice that your hands are rough, scaly and dull looking? They are not smooth and softer and also the skin around the nail is peeling off. You are not alone. In winters, lot of us face the similar problem when our hands get dry and rough. So how to take care of the hands in winters, if this is what you are thinking then we have some beauty tips and home remedies that will give you smoother, softer hands at home without going to the salon or spending money on the manicures. You can yourself take care of the hands at home with no extra cost.
Beauty tips and natural ways to take care of the hands in winters
1. Moisturization for softer hands
Moisturization is very crucial for the skin especially when the weather is dry in winters. Skin feels dry and flaky when the proper moisturization is not there. Therefore, to keep the hands in good condition, do apply moisturiser on the hands, once you come out from the bath. A good hand cream is a must in winters.
2. Exfoliation for smooth hands
Are you aware that the skin needs exfoliation to scrub off the dead skin layer and to reveal the new and younger underlying skin? Yes, it is true, therefore, you should exfoliate the hands regularly. A good scrub is needed for that. You can buy the regular scrubs that are available in the market like the Apricot scrub, walnut scrub etc. You can also make a homemade hand scrub to exfoliate and take sufficient care of hands in winters. Here’s is the recipe of homemade hand scrub for softer hands.
- 2 Teaspoonful of Sugar
- 2 Teaspoonful of honey
- 1 teaspoonful of honey
Mix all the three ingredients in a small bowl. Take some of the mixture in the hands and start to massage on the hands, palms, wrist and a little above that. You can also scrub till the elbow, if the scrub has been made in more than the required quantities.
This organic hand scrub will exfoliate the skin for softer hands and will also lighten any marks, blemishes, etc you have on the hands.
3. Homemade hand lotion
As we have mentioned that in winters, skin needs extra moisture therefore, regular application of moisturisers and lotions is required. You can use the ones that are available in the market or make one at home for the softer hands. Taking good care of the hands in winters will not be difficult with this homemade hand lotion.
- 1 Teaspoonful of Aloe Vera gel
- 1 Teaspoonful of glycerine
- 1 Teaspoonful of Sweet Almond oil
Take all of them in a small bowl and mix well. Use the mixture to like a lotion to nourish the dry hands at night. Night is the best time to indulge in the repair and healing process of the skin. You can apply this on the lips too at night. This lotion is organic without chemicals and is a great way to take good care of the hands in winter season for you and your family.
4. Care for Cuticles
In winters, some of us can notice dry cuticles which peel off and can also be painful. Dry cuticles look bad and spoil the manicure, making hands look unpolished. Taking care for the cuticles is very easy when you follow some beauty tips for hands regularly. Apply Olive oil on the cuticles at night to keep them hydrate and nourish so that they do not lay dried up.
5. Nail care
Nails are very much an important part of your hands, hence taking care of hands is not complete without paying attention to the nails. Keep the nails in shape and to prevent them from being brittle always add a base coat.
6. Some Do’s and Don’ts to keep the hands beautiful:
Now, that you know how to take care of the hands in winters to keep them softer and polished, it’s time to know some Do’s and Don’ts. Here they are:
- Do not work with extremely hot or cold water as that will strip the natural oils. When you can’t avoid that, use the hand creams and lotions immediately after that.
- Massage hands at night with good lotion to keep them softer
- Use fresh aloe vera gel in case of minor cuts, burns etc.
- Exfoliate once in a week to keep the skin of hands looking younger.
Get softer smoother hands with the above mentioned tips and say bye to winter dryness.