Problem Hand Skin Care

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Problem Hand Skin Care

Almost since the beginning of civilization, gentle, well kept hands have been considered a sign of high social status and good breeding. However, there are many factors (from weather conditions to soaps) that can ruin the skin of the hands as well as the nails. The best way to help our hands is to go for the natural remedies.

Diet can make a big difference. Carefully go over your menu and see whether you consume enough vegetables. You should often eat potatoes and mushroom dishes. Also eat more apricots and peaches than any other fruit and if possible try to avoid cocoa.

If you already have problem skin, the right diet will help, but not cure it entirely.

Here are some simple recipes to get your hands back in their healthy shape.

Irritable skin

Make an egg white “wrap” for your hands. Crack two eggs and remove the yolks. Beat the whites into foam and add a few drops of patchouli and tea tree oils. Apply mixture to hands and cover with rubber or plastic gloves. In the next 3 or 4 minute massage your hands with the same movements as if you are washing them. Remove the gloves and rinse with warm water. Moisturize the skin and rub it with a little olive oil.

Dry skin

Puree ½ of overripe banana and add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Leave the mask on for 20-25 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Pigment spots on the hands

The humble potato will help here. Grate one raw potato on a large grater and apply to problem area. Wash in 10 minutes and apply nourishing lotion. Another, yummier recipe: combine plain yogurt with the juice of ½ lemon. Refrigerate for 3-5 hours and apply to hands for 15 minutes.

Rough hand skin

Prepare homemade lotion with equal parts lemon juice, flax seed oil, egg yolk and honey. Mix until completely blended and apply to hands. Leave on for 10 minutes after which remove remaining lotion with a tissue.