Dry hands and feet can be inconvenient and unattractive and because our hands and feet are the busiest parts of our bodies, they tend to wear out faster compared to the rest of our bodies. It is therefore important that some level of attention be paid to the hands and feet.There are several helpful tips on how to care for dry hands and feet using natural ingredients.
Moisturize your hands and feet with essential Oils
After each and every wash, moisturize your hands. Carry moisturizer with you. Use coconut oil to moisturize your hands and feet. It will keep them moisturized and nourished all day.
Exfoliate your hands and feet
People often exfoliate their faces, but neglect their hands. Yet the skin on the hands is thin, fragile, and even more susceptible to damage than some areas of the face. If you’re severely dry and calloused, try a pumice stone after bathing. You can also put about 1-2 tablespoons of sugar in your hands, add in some olive oil, and rub both the front and back of your hands to loosen up that dry, dull skin. Use at least 3 times a week, depending on your skin’s needs, and always apply a moisturizing lotion immediately afterwards.
Wear gloves to bed
Damaged hands need constant moisturizing, so it’s time to deep-treat overnight. Apply olive oil or coconut oil and put on some cotton gloves or wool socks and go to bed. You can also try placing Ziploc bags around your hands with rubber bands around your wrists to lock in the moisture. Rinse off in the morning
Avoid hot-air dryers
These are becoming more and more popular because they save money and the environment, but they can easily dry-out your hands. Pat-dry with some toilet paper or simply shake dry, then put on your lotion!
Enjoy the weekend!