Effective ways to prevent your hands from drying out
Regularly washing our hands and using sanitizers is more so important now than ever. But hand washes and alcohol-based sanitizers that are harsh on the virus can be equally rough on that soft skin of our hands, making them parched and prone to cracking. You should of course continue cleaning and sanitizing your hands but follow these ways to keep them soft and supple.
Exfoliate hands with a lemon and sugar scrub
Lemon helps remove any discoloration and tan caused by sun exposure and sugar is a natural exfoliant. Make a hand mask with two tablespoons of sugar, the juice of one lemon, and a few drops of olive oil. The consistency should be thick. Massage this scrub onto both sides of your hands. Wash off with cold water to remove dead skin and then moisturize.
Apply avocado, yogurt, and honey hand mask
Avocado, one of the world's healthiest fruits, helps nourish dry skin while yogurt and honey help in hydrating it. Blend one avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this mask to both hands and leave it on till dry. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Your hands will instantly feel softer and well hydrated.
Simply applying coconut oil to hands will leave them softer
If you are too lazy for scrubs and masks but want to fix your dry hands, worry not because this kitchen ingredient is a quick fix and will give you immediate results. Take two teaspoons of coconut oil and gently massage it on both hands. Wipe off the extra oil after five minutes. Your hands will be silky and smooth within no time.
Apply a hand cream regularly to prevent cracks
A healthy hand care regime does not need to have many steps that too every day. Scrubbing your hands and applying a hand mask can be limited to once or twice a week. However, the one important step that you shouldn't avoid is a hand cream. Applying a hand cream every day is important to ensure that the hands are nourished and well-hydrated.