Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Hand Cure

Hey Mamas,
It's winter and my hands are in need of some TLC.
I constantly have my hands in water. The combination of water, soap, and cold air equal rough reptile hands. I'm sure right now you might have the same problem. Follow this cure for hydrated and smooth hands.

  • First scrub your hands with some type of scrub. Sugar scrubs work great on the hands.
  • Then soak your hand for 5-10 minutes in warm olive oil. You can use grape seed or apricot oil as well.
  • Rinse your hand of with warm water and pat them off with a towel.
  • Hydrate your hands with a thick cream or butter like Shea butter, Coco butter, or my favorite Healing Butter(www.wisdomholistic.com)

Some other extra things you can do to prevent dry hands are...

Always keep a small container of cream or butter next to the sink or in your purse.

Wear gloves while cleaning around the house. My sister told me Playtex Living Gloves fit close to the hands and have a no drip cuff.

Use a sugar scrub on your hands twice a week.

Treat your self to a professional manicure.

Use hand soaps that contain moisturizers in them. Bath and Body Works has hand soaps that have hydrating oils in them that don't strip your skin of its natural oils.

Get a paraffin bath for the hands to give your self treatments or go to a nail tech that can give you the paraffin treatments.

Hope your hands will be cured today!