During the time of covid, our hands deserve special attention and care. Constantly exposed to sensitizes, hand skin gets rough, cracked and dehydrated. Unless you treat the hands right, doing even the simplest daily activities may become pretty painful. Luckily, there are many hand treatments and hand care products that can be used at home. Therefore, #stayhome and indulge yourself in some home SPA. With our ideas it will be super easy and unwinding!
What to begin home hand SPA with?
Naturally, the order of treatments you want to expose your hands to matter. If you want to nourish and repair parched hand skin, first you have to prepare it for the treatments and remove dead skin cells. For that reason, you should consider a hand scrub as the first thing to grab. After getting rid of dead cells, the hands would use some regenerating soak. Later you can try some nourishing, brightening and softening. Okay, let’s begin this home hand repair plan.
HOME HAND REPAIR PLAN
Smooth hands due to a hand scrub
This is an easy and simple way to clear dead skin cells away. Your home hand scrub can be prepared within just 3 minutes. You will need no more than 3 ingredients: shea butter, lemon juice and sugar. Preparation is child’s play. Combine a spoon of shea butter with a spoon of sugar and add a few drops of lemon juice. Naturally, you can enrich the home hand scrub by adding vitamin C (available in drops), ground almonds or bran – this will give a better effect of exfoliation. However, make sure that you don’t use too much force while scrubbing the hands.
Moisturizing olive oil hand soak
Hand soak works like a relaxant for hands. This incredibly pleasant warmth that is felt after dipping the hands into water is also beneficial for the joints and muscles that keep working all day without a break. One of the finest hand soaks can be made with olive oil – it nourishes and moisturizes the skin as well as it’s able to repair the lipid coat of the hands. On top of that, olive oil is proven to have an anti-ageing effect, which is an additional asset. In general, olive oil is able to soothe irritations and speed up tissue regeneration. It’s suggested to treat the hands to olive oil and soak more often than just once a week. Then you can be sure that your hands will remain impeccable and smooth. If you want to enjoy the benefits of olive oil, warm up 2 cups of it (don’t let it boil). Now dip your hands into the warm olive oil and take them back out again slowly. Later start massaging the hands to facilitate the oil’s penetration. You can also massage the hands while having them submerged. The treatment should last approximately 30 minutes, which makes it the best hand care procedure to carry out while watching an episode of your favorite TV series.
Protective flaxseed hand soak
Another marvelous substance that can be used for hand skin improving purposes is flaxseed. It’s a precious source of omega acids and vitamin E. This means that flaxseed promotes skin self-healing processes, it nourishes, softens and protects the hands against damage. Hands treated with flaxseed win incredible smoothness. Its condition is boosted too.
Like olive oil hand soak, flaxseed hand soak is also easy to prepare. All you have to do is take 2 spoons of flaxseed, put it into a small pot and cover with water. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Once the flaxseed cools down, dip your hands in it and keep them there for more or less 15 minutes. Once the treatment is over, towel dry the hands and follow with a moisturizing cream. Alternatively, you can make use of one of the diy home hand masks we’re going to provide you below.
Intensive healing hand mask. Recipe 1
Its key ingredients are argan oil and egg yolk. This hand cream is incredibly good at repairing and nourishing hands, no matter how damaged the skin is. We have to warn you that this homemade cosmetic is runny therefore after application you should secure the hands with some foil gloves. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Once you rinse the mask, you will see how smooth and soft your hands are. Also, all irritations shouldn’t trouble you any longer.
Intensive healing hand mask. Recipe 2
You can also give a try to this hand mask that will brighten the hands and improve skin’s resilience. Mash two boiled potatoes, combine with an egg yolk and add 3 spoons either of warm milk or cream. You can remove the hand mask after 15 minutes and apply a moisturizer.