About Hand Care

We use our hands so much that they are likely to become dry and rough. Dry hands can be a result of exposure to cold weather, frequent hand washing, age and hot baths. Some of the symptoms include roughness, peeling, cracking and redness. Miami dermatologist, Jose Rodriguez-Valdes, recommends drinking at least eight glasses of water every day to maintain skin hydrated. He says women need to avoid contact with detergents and harsh products by wearing gloves when they wash dishes or clean. Hands should never be exposed to household cleaners, bleach or dish soap. Applying a thick moisturizer to your hands twice a day should help lubricate the skin. Moisturizers work best if applied when hands are damp.

Simple recipes to moisturize hands from the site www.womenfitness.net:

Sugar and Lime Recipe:

Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of water. Rub the ingredients into your hands. Then, rinse with water

Honey, Lemon Juice and Oil Recipe:

Mix 1 teaspoon of oil, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of rosewater. Rub it into any area that is rough such as hands, elbows and knuckles. Then, rinse it off.

Lemon Juice and Barley Power Recipe:

Mix 1 tablespoon of barley powder with 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Rub into the skin, especially on finger joints. Once it dries, rinse it off.

Buttermilk and Almond Oil Recipe:

Mix 1 tablespoon of almond oil with 1 cup of buttermilk. Massage onto hands and let it dry. Wear cotton gloves and sleep with this mixture on your hands. The next morning, rinse it well.