What if we say, it is not your face that develops the first signs of ageing but your hands, sounds absurd, right? It did for us too, which is why we did our research and curated these home remedies for softer hands!
Between the harsh weather, the number of times we expose our hands to water and several other tasks we wade through the day, does it really come across as a surprise that your hands do not have the plumpness they once did?
Or that, the thin blue veins are beginning to show, and wait, is that fold in the skin a wrinkle? Before we further explore these herbal masks to treat rough hands, you need to first understand what causes the hands to become dry and subsequently old in the first place!
Exposure to UV rays, swimming in chlorinated water, using harsh soap, and the worse using alcohol-based products can all make your hands dry, rough and scaly! So, how to make your hands soft naturally? What you need to do?
Well, refrain from getting your hands in water too much, always apply a sunscreen, dab on some moisturiser often and, of course, avoid using a harsh soap at all cost.
Other than these basic rules, here are some natural ingredients to treat dry hands and the best home remedies for soft hands!
Olive oil has healthy fatty acids and antioxidants, which can penetrate deep into the skin layers, moisturising the skin the way you'd want. Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil, heat it on a low flame for a few minutes, turn off the heat and let it cool in room temperature. Once cool, massage the oil onto your skin. Use this natural ingredient to treat dry skin twice a day for super-smooth hands!
Cut the edges of an aloe vera leaf, scrape off the gel with a fork and massage it onto your skin. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Aloe vera has moisturising properties that help skin retain its water, plus it forms a protective layer on the skin! Use aloe vera for softer hands twice daily!
This is one of the best home remedies for soft hands any beauty expert would recommend as well. Mix a teaspoon of gram flour (besan) with a teaspoon of milk. Make a smooth paste of it. Apply a thin coat to your hands. Wait till it dries and then scrub and rinse it off with cold water. Follow it up by massaging your skin with coconut oil.
Besan sloughs off the dead skin layers, helping the skin absorb moisture better, and saturated fats in coconut oil keep the skin supple, smooth and baby soft!
If you have any more tips on how to make your hands soft naturally, do share them with us in the comment section below!