Possibly the most repeated act in recent months is hand washing or disinfection with hydroalcoholic gel, as it is one of the most necessary measures to stop COVID-19 infections. But so much repetition has its consequences since repeated hand washing ends up damaging your skin by breaking the normal skin barrier. In addition, the drop in temperatures also affects the good condition of our hands and, all this, can end up causing redness, excessive dryness or the appearance of cracks and fissures.
There are some natural alternatives that we can find without leaving home, which are healthy for the care of our hands and that, if we are constant, they can help improve rough and dry hands in a matter of no time.
For the experts, the high content of antioxidants and essential fatty acids in olive oil, make it a perfect ingredient for the care of rough hands. With its use, we manage to nourish, hydrate and prevent premature aging.
To use it in the treatment of our hands, we heat a little olive oil until it is warm and we massage our hands with it for about 10 minutes. During the first days, it is recommended to repeat this massage process, at least 2 times a day. We can also use olive oil as a natural exfoliator if we mix it with sugar. The process is the same, but it is recommended to do it 1 or 2 times a week for 3 continuous weeks.
To get very soft hands and remove dead cells, the use of egg yolk is also recommended. (not clear). We apply it on our hands and let it act between 15 and 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
This cereal It can serve as a cleanser and exfoliator that reduces accumulated impurities on the hands and prevents dry skin. In addition, it contains proteins that keep the skin hydrated, improving its appearance. We must prepare a thick paste using 1 tablespoon of ground oats (about 10 g) and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Next, we apply the mixture on our hands and rub gently and then leave it to act for about 10 minutes. To finish, we must rinse our hands with plenty of warm water. It is advisable to repeat the process between 3 and 4 times a week for 1 month.
Tomato juice with lemon
Another remedy that we can find in the kitchen to hydrate dry hands is to use lemon juice (one tablespoon) mixed with natural tomato juice (two tablespoons). We apply on the hands for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse. For optimal results, we must repeat the treatment two to three times a week.
This natural ingredient allows to hydrate our hands and facilitates the care of our skin thanks to the fact that it contains an active called lactic acid It acts as a natural cleanser and exfoliating agent to remove dead cells. We should only take 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt (10 g) and apply it to the hands with gentle circular massages for about 5 minutes.
Orange and honey
With this natural remedy we combine the antioxidants of orange with the moisturizing properties of honey to recover dry hands. You just have to mix the juice of an orange with a tablespoon of honey to create a lotion that we apply on the hands with gentle massages and let it act for 15 minutes.
For our last remedy we use a ripe banana to hydrate and also as an antimicrobial that helps improve the health of rough hands. You just have to grind a well-ripened banana into a paste. Then, we apply it to the hands and let it act for 25 to 30 minutes.