Ever since the pandemic has started, hand hygiene has become an essential ritual in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. We don’t know about you but excessive washing, disinfecting, and sanitising is leaving our skin dry and parched AF. Why? Washing hands frequently degrade the skin’s barrier by stripping away its natural oils, thereby leading to scaly, cracked skin. Yes, life is harsh, but thankfully, there are skin-saving remedies that can transform our rough claws into soft, smooth ones.
So if you’re looking for inexpensive ways to get baby-soft hands, scroll down for some uber-nourishing DIY formulas that will leave your hands feeling happy.
Step 1: In a double boiler, add ¼ cup of shea butter, 1 tablespoon of beeswax, and ⅛ sweet almond oil. Stir the mixture as it melts.
Step 2: Once everything is melted, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes. Next, add 10 drops of cedarwood essential and pour the liquid into a small glass container. Allow it to harden completely, it might take several hours. And then it’s ready to use.
Use this cream in the a.m. and p.m. to nourish and heal dry, parched skin.
Step 1: To a microwave-safe bowl, add ¼ cups each of coconut oil, almond oil, and olive oil. Next, add 5 tablespoons of beeswax along with 1 tablespoon of shea butter.
Step 2: Microwave the ingredients for 30 secs to 2 mins at max, until the beeswax and oils have completely melted. Alternatively, you can also use a double boiler to melt your oils.
Step 3: Place this bowl of melted ingredients in the freezer for around 2 minutes. When you take it out, the mixture should be solid around the edges but still have liquid consistency in the middle. Then stir it for about 15 minutes until it looks like thick butter.
Step 4: Now, add 1½ tablespoons of raw honey along with 3-4 drops of essential oil. Stir well and add this balm to a clean glass container. Pop it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely. Let the balm solidify before using.
This DIY hand cream will make a M.A.J.O.R. impact in tackling parched skin and sensitivity.
Step 1: In a double boiler, add 3 tablespoons of beeswax, ¾ cups of almond oil, and ¼ cups of avocado oil. Heat the mixture until the wax melts, just be careful not to overheat as it can destroy the healing properties of the oils.
Step 2: Next, add one cup of warm water into the blender, place the lid on without the centerpiece. Turn it on at low speed.
Step 3: Pour the mixture we created in the first step slowly into the blender as it mixes. Also, rip open 4 vitamin E capsules and squeeze its oil into the mix.
Step 4: Add 10 drops of essential oil to your hand cream while the blender is still on. Allow the blender to churn until the hand cream has cooled and thickened into an even paste.
Step 5: Turn off the blender and carefully spoon your hydrating avocado hand cream into small glass jars with tightly fitted lids. Allow the cream to cool completely before sealing. Store your DIY hand cream in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.
Incorporate this DIY cream into your night hand care routine and wake up to happier hands come morning.
If you are not into DIYs, try this tee tree oil-infused hand cream that will work double-duty by softening and nourishing your hands while keeping ’em germ-free.
Nab these hand creams for the smoothest hands of your life.
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