7. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a good skin cleanser that will help soften and smooth your hands. At the same time, it will improve the skin tone and lighten any skin spots on your hands.
- Mix equal amounts of lemon juice, honey and baking soda thoroughly. Apply the mixture on your hands. Massage for about a minute, allow it to sit for 5 minutes and then wash your hands in warm water. Repeat once or twice a week to promote soft, healthy-looking hands.
- You can also add the juice of 1 lemon and some honey to a small tub filled with lukewarm water. Soak your hands in it for about 10 minutes. Pat dry, then apply a little bit of vitamin E oil or olive oil to maintain the moisture level of your skin. Use this remedy a few times a week.
Yogurt is another natural hydrating agent that can help combat dry and rough hands. In addition, the lactic acid in yogurt works like a natural cleanser and exfoliating agent to remove dead skin cells.
- Apply a spoonful of fresh plain yogurt on your hands and gently massage for 5 minutes. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Do this daily or every other day.
- Alternatively, mix 3 teaspoons of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of gram flour, also called besan, to make a paste. Apply this paste on your hands and allow it to dry on its own. Finally, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use this remedy 1 or 2 times a week.