How to Make Homemade Hand Cream
Having well-groomed and beautiful hands is essential in order to make a good impression and to portray ourselves well. Thanks to chemicals in certain products and the weather, our hands can easily dry out and crack leading to bad-looking skin and even premature aging. To prevent this from happening to us, it is essential to also moisturise your hands every day, as we do with other areas of our body, as this is the only way to make sure they always look good. In this OneHowTo article we show you how you can nourish them with natural products, so don't miss out and discover how to make homemade hand cream.
Exfoliating hand cream
In the same way as you exfoliate other body parts, it is also important to exfoliate your hands at least once a week. Carrying out this basic task is essential to remove all the dead skin cells and to always keep your hands soft and looking beautiful and well-groomed. To do this you can use some natural products that offer amazing results. Below we show you two recipes that you can take advantage of anytime:
- Oat and yoghurt exfoliating cream: mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 1 teaspoon of almond oil. Mix all the ingredients together and apply this cream onto clean hands, and leave it on for about 15 minutes to take effect. Then, rinse with lukewarm water.
- Sugar and baby oil exfoliating cream: mix 1/4 cup sugar with a tablespoon of baby oil. Massage your hands with the mixture for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water. You will see how your hands will instantly become incredibly soft.
In addition to these, if you want to find out other similar options, then don't miss out on our article how to make an exfoliating hand cream.
Avocado and honey moisturising hand cream
If our hands are not well hydrated, it is easier for them to dry out in cold weather or when they come into contact with chemicals, and are more likely to develop cracks and look unsightly. That is why it is so important to deeply nourish our hands frequently, and in terms of using home remedies to do this, nothing is better that applying an avocado and honey cream. Both ingredients have powerful moisturising properties and also make our skin look beautiful immediately.
To make this cream, just cut an avocado in half, take out the seed in the middle and mash up one half with a fork. Add a spoonful of honey to the mashed avocado and apply the end paste on your hands. Let the skin absorb the nutrients for 20 minutes and afterwards, rinse with warm water.
Cream for chapped hands
When the skin on our hands gets damaged and we can see cracks, this undoubtedly affects their appearance and condition, and you need to nourish them with ingredients that help repair damaged tissues. For this, we recommend two products that together create the perfect formula for fighting dry hands and to always keep them well moisturised. They are glycerine and rosewater; the first is essential for the skin to take in and retain water and the second, to smooth and rejuvenate the hands.
Making this homemade hand cream is very simple and nothing can beat it. Just mix 2 tablespoons of liquid glycerine with 2 tablespoons of rosewater and apply the ointment on your hands every night before going to sleep. The next morning, your skin will have been strengthened from these products and your hands will look great.
You can buy rosewater in pharmacies or health food stores, but if you want you can also make it yourself at home by following the recipe in our article how to make rosewater.
Rejuvenating hand cream
The skin on our hands is very thin and delicate, so it is not surprising that it ages prematurely due the aging process or the effects of sun exposure. It is essential to look after our hands every day and hydrate them in order to avoid the appearance of wrinkles, varicose veins and dark spots. Two natural products that can help you delay the effects of aging on your hands are aloe vera and rosehip oil. On the one hand, aloe vera stimulates collagen and elastin production and on the other, rosehip oil regenerates the skin and fights blemishes.
For this reason, we recommend nourishing your hands regularly with a homemade cream made with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and about 5 drops of rosehip oil. Try it and see how your hands will stay young and beautiful.
Discover more anti-aging treatments in our article How to rejuvenate your hands.
Natural oils for your hands
In addition to these homemade hand creams, another excellent way to hydrate them and keep them beautiful and hydrated is to nourish them with some natural oils. The most effective that you can make the most of are as follows:
- Olive oil: repairs damaged skin and protects the skin's elasticity.
- Almond oil: fights dryness, improves hydration and softens the skin.
- Jojoba oil: prevents aging and the oxidation of the skin, in addition to moisturising it down to its inner layers.
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