© Copyright 2004-2013 Niche Topics ™ All rights reserved  Terms & Conditions | About us | Sitemap  

 

  SIGN UP for our free newsletter

Share |

  LATEST posts

All things that are written on this website are about our experiences and what have worked for us, or general information only. We are not telling you to do any of those things mentioned and we do not endorse any products found on these pages. We simply want to share with you what has helped us. Hope that you enjoy reading our posts and please come back regularly to read more!

 

   Contact Us        Freebies       Share Ideas & Recipes |

 

  POPULAR articles

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Home Money & Lifestyle Food & Drinks Health & Fitness Beauty & Wellness Pregnancy & Kids

 

 

Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin, hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself beautiful naturally.

  QUICK links

Face mask recipes

Bubble bath

Face and body care

Lip balm recipes

Hand and feet care

For men

For babies and kids

Homemade hair recipes

Bigger breasts naturally

Make-up tips and tricks

Beauty Q & A

Home

 

The Rainforest Site

 

5 Terrific Home Remedies to Fix Split Ends

 

7 Natural Things That Removes Blackheads Without Squeezing

 

Can You Use Olive Oil on Oily Skin?

 

Natural At-Home Treatments to Whiten Dark Elbows and Knees

 

5 Quick Fixes to Revive Tired-Looking Skin

 

 

About Niche Topics

 

 

5 Super Effective Homemade Recipes to Cure Dry Chapped Hands

 

Hi Holly,

Frequent hand washing, or extreme cold temperature conditions can cause your skin to lose moisture, and dry out your hand skin. When your hands turns overly dry, it gets rough and flaky, or may appear red and cracked.

Having cracked or chapped hands is uncomfortable and sometimes very painful, making it difficult to perform your everyday tasks. If left untreated, terribly chapped hands may lead to more serious skin problems.

Therefore, it is important to take good care of your hand skin and keep them well moisturized by using hand care products every day. This is especially true in the winter when your hands are the most prone to chapping.

 

Natural Home Made Hand Recipes to Relieve Dry Chapped Hands

1. A really cheap and brilliant way to moisturize hands and keep them soft is EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). EVOO is gentle and very effective on extremely dry chapped hands as it helps restore the lost natural oil.

Rub a generous amount of warmed EVOO on your hands, several times a day (if you do not mind greasy hands). Or, gently massage oil into your hands before bedtime, put on cotton gloves and leave it on overnight as you sleep. This will give your hands a real therapeutic hydrating home treatment.

If you dislike the smell of olive oil, add a few drops of scented essential oil, like lavender or lemon. Oils such as coconut oil, almond oil or sunflower oil will also work well for overly dry hands.

 

2. There are 3 things that really work wonders for dry chapped hands – beeswax, cocoa butter and Shea butter.

For homemade shea butter hand cream recipe, melt together 4 tablespoons beeswax and 8 tablespoons shea butter. Then add 8 tablespoons evening primrose oil and 10 drops lavender essential oils. Mix all ingredients completely until smooth. Transfer to a jar, and leave to harden.

 

3. To make coca butter hand cream at home, melt together 4 tablespoons beeswax and 4 tablespoons cocoa butter. Add 4 tablespoons almond oil and mix them really well. Pour into a jar and let it solidify.

 

4. It always a good idea to use a hand scrub before using a hand cream so that the cream can be better absorbed. Try making this inexpensive home made papaya almond oatmeal hand scrub. It is a gentle exfoliating hand scrub that will get rid of dead skin cells while moisturizing the skin underneath, leaving you with nourished, soft, touchable skin.

To make this papaya almond hand scrub, you will need 1 tablespoon papaya, ½ teaspoon ground almonds, ½ teaspoon ground oatmeal (you can also replace it with sugar or salt ), 1 teaspoon honey, and ¼ teaspoon pineapple juice.

Mashing papaya in a small bowl. Add oatmeal, almonds, honey and pineapple juice. Stir until a paste forms. Place mixture in your refrigerator for 15 minutes.

To use, lightly scrub the mixture over your hands. Gently massage your skin for about 5 minutes before washing off thoroughly with cool water.

 

5. Alternatively, use this simple hand soak made with pineapple juice to help remove dead skin cells and soften rough hands. This natural home remedy is perfect for dry or chapped hands.

You will need these ingredients for this chapped hands home treatment – 2 tablespoons honey, 10 drops lemon balm oil, 10 drops papaya oil, and organic pineapple juice.

Heat honey in your microwave oven for 10 seconds, and transfer it into a bowl, large enough to comfortably fit both hands. Slowly stir in lemon balm oil and papaya oil. Then pour pineapple juice into the bowl until it is about ¾ full.

Soak your hands in mixture for about 15 minutes while gently massaging your hands and fingers. Rinse off completely with cool water.

 

 

What Can I Do to Make My Hands Beautifully Soft, Smooth and Younger Looking?

1. To keep hands soft and young-looking, make sure to always wear rubber gloves when you do household chores such as washing clothes, doing the dishes, or tending your garden. Detergents, cleaners and garden sprays may contain harmful chemicals that can strip the natural moisturizing oils from the skin, leaving your hands rough and dehydrated.  

 

2. Alcohol-based products such as hand sanitizers that contain 60 to 90% alcohol can make dry cracked hands even worse. Alcohol will also burn any cuts or scratches on the skin. Even if your hands are not dry, they could become dry and cracked by over using alcohol-based sanitizers.

The best way to avoid dry chapped hands is to opt for soaps and/or sanitizers that has minimum amount of alcohol. I also suggest you use a good quality hand lotion afterwards to moisturize and condition your hands. Apply a good thick hand cream without petroleum, ideally made with ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, or beeswax.

Also, do not use hot water to wash your hands. Hot water robs skin of moisture causing dry skin. Use warm water instead and make sure to rinse your hands really thoroughly as soap residue is drying and will irritate your skin.

 

3. Most women tend to take good care of their faces but they forget about their hands. UV radiation from sun exposure over a prolonged period of time can have negative aging effects – dehydrated skin, age spots, brown spots, freckles, and even skin cancer – on your hands.  

Staying away from excessive sun exposure and using sunscreen is the key to keep hands from wrinkling. If possible, avoid direct sun exposure (10 am to 4 pm) when the sunlight is at its strongest intensity. Wear gloves or apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 when you are outdoors.

 

4. Drinking adequate water keeps skin healthy, soft and well hydrated. If you do not drinking enough water, your skin will be dry, rough and look withered. Include plenty of fresh juicy fruits and vegetables in your diet and aim for at least 8 to 10 glasses of plain water daily.

On top of that, stop smoking if you want your hand skin to stay youthful-looking, soft and smooth.

 

 

 

 

By Tiffany Moore

 

I am looking for homemade recipes to treat dry chapped hands. My hands are always dry no matter how often or how much hand cream or lotion I use, my palms remain chapped and rough. In very cold winter months, my hand skin would get so dry that it would crack and even bleed. My 5 year old daughter refuses to hold my hand because she said it felt really rough, almost like sandpaper. I have to wash my hands many times a day for work and I think it is the reason why my hands are dry. What else can I do to make my hands soft, smooth and look younger? Thank you for your help. – Holly, Maine.

homemade hand cream to cure dry chapped hands

Dry Leg Skin Remedies with Honey

Bitterly cold winter and your leg skin is drying out? These ultra hydrating home treatments soothe and heal dry itchy skin, leaving it luxuriously smooth and noticeably revitalized!

 

Which Vitamins Help Dry Skin?

What foods and vitamins can help tackle dry skin problem from within and let your natural beauty shine through? Discover how to restore beautiful younger-looking skin without overpriced anti-aging creams.

 

5 Quick Ways to Stop Skin Itching Naturally

Itching can bring unbearable skin discomfort. Find out what helps relieve itchy skin fast and home remedies that soothe inflammation while reducing skin itchiness.

 

3 Super Moisturizing Avocado Face Masks

Specially formulated to hydrate, balance and restore radiance to dry or mature skin. Your skin looks brighter and feels softer to touch.

 

Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

Mild and natural antiseptic hand wash that can also be used as a body wash to heal and prevent dermatitis as well as back acne.

 

10 Winter Dry Skin Busters From Your Pantry

Is your skin screaming in protest to extreme cold weather? Learn naturally hydrating remedies that revive dry flaky skin and get touchably soft and youthfully radiant complexion in an instant!

 

5 Quick Fixes to Revive and Brighten Dull Tired Skin

Get the best home remedies to revitalize and jump-start tired looking skin in the morning and give your face an instant luminosity that you've been dying for!

 

10 Amazing Ways to Use Almond Oil for Dry Skin

Discover how to rejuvenate and add a luminous radiance to lackluster mature aging skin with the natural goodness of almond oil. Also, find out what drugstore skincare products work for dry skin.