Our hand are harmed during the day, we tend to wash them again and again without thinking about moisturizing them. Well, if you are able to make homemade recipes for your hair, skin, or feet, you should be able to take care of your hands as well. Also, did you know that all you need for this care is already in your kitchen ? Well now you know ! In this article, I will tell 3 grandma’s secrets to take care of your hands.

Lemon Express Scrub

The purifying and softening vertues of lemon makes it the perfect partner for your hands.

For this scrub you will need:

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of granulated sugar

In a bowl, mix the lemon and the sugar, then poor a small amount of this mixture into the palm of your hands and rub them one another for 3 to 5 minutes. This operation will help you get rid of the dead skin. Then, rinse your hand with warm water.

PS: if you have some remaining mixture you can keep it in the fridge for 2 days.

Potato Mask

The second tip I will show you is a potato-based mask to soften your hands.

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 finely crushed potato

Mix the two ingredients, then place the dough on your hands. Keep it for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

PS: You should apply this mask once a week.

Honey Cream

To soften your skin you must hydrate it. To do so, you can use a cream containing honey, glycerin and lemon.

You will need:

  • 1 squeezed lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin

You need to delicately wash your hands with this mixture several times a day.


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