People most commonly neglect their hands, even though we use them to perform just about every daily task. For instance, many women spend a fortune on skin care products for their face and treatments for their hair, but they forget to treat their hands. You should know that our hands are the first areas on our body to show the ravages of time.
The reason why this happens is because the skin on our hands is much thinner than that on our face, which is why is more susceptible to the signs of aging. Another reason is because there is very little fat on the back of the hands and once collagen and elastin fibers start breaking down, it has a noticeable effect.
Our hands require special care because of the damaging effects of frequent washing and constant exposure to the elements. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend too much time to treat your hands properly. All you have to do is to try these homemade remedies. The results will amaze you for sure.
Note: In order to prepare these simple homemade remedies, just follow the instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
- Egg – Use eggs in order to improve your elasticity. First of all, separate the egg whites and mix them with 1 tbsp. of honey. Next, spread the mixture on your hands with a brush and let it dry. In the end wash it thoroughly with soap and water.
- Potato– If you want to make your hands silky and smooth, potato is the right solution for you. All you have to do is to take a medium-sized potato and bake it. Once baked, make a puree with a fork and add 2 tbsp. of olive oil, 2 tbsp. of honey, and milk, and store it in the fridge. You should apply this solution 2-3 times per week and let it stay for 15 minutes. In the end, wash your hands with water and soap.
- Rosehip oil–Using this oil will make your hands more firm and it will improve their elasticity. Moreover, it will nourish them. You just have to massage your hands with this oil on a daily basis in order to rejuvenate and relax them.
Hands with spots
Lemon and sugar
This homemade remedy is very simple to prepare, just follow the instructions. Take half a lemon and squeeze its juice out. Mix it with 2 tsp of sugar and use it as exfoliate with a circular massage in order to promote microcirculation. In the end, wash them with a soap and cold water. The results will amaze you.
Another great way to treat your hands is almond oil. First, put them in cold water and hold for 5 minutes. After that, dry them and apply a fatty cream. Next, insert them in cotton gloves and let it stay overnight. The next morning, remove the gloves and you will notice that your hands are hydrated.
All you have to do is to apply petroleum jelly on your hands, put on cotton gloves and let it act overnight.
Things to AVOID:
Never bite your nails because it affects the skin and reduces growth of the same.
Avoid hot water – don’t expose your hands to hot water frequently because it will dehydrate them. Use warm water instead.
How to protect your hands against the cold weather – always wear gloves to protect them from cold weather because they are the most affected.
Now when you know all these tricks, use them and keep your hands soft and smooth.