9. Overripe Bananas
An overripe banana makes a great home remedy for dry and rough skin, due to its moisturizing properties. It also helps treat wrinkles and fine lines on your skin.
- Mash 1 overripe banana into a thick paste and apply it on your hands. Leave it on for about 30 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Follow it with some hand moisturizer.
- Alternatively, mash ½ overripe banana, add a little honey and olive oil, and mix well. Apply this paste on your hands. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water first, then with cold water to lock in moisture.
Use either of these remedies at least once a week.
Avocado contains vitamins A, C and E as well as monounsaturated fats that help get rid of dry skin. In addition, they make your hands look young by reducing the appearance of sagging skin.
- Mix the pulp of ½ ripe avocado and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply this paste on your hands. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Do this a few times a week.
- Also, use avocado oil to massage your hands once daily before taking a bath.
- Avoid using harsh soaps to wash your hands.
- Do not use hot-air dryers to dry your wet hands. Instead, pat dry your hands with some toilet paper or a soft towel.
- Wear cotton gloves when doing household or gardening work. This will help protect your hands from damage.
- Exfoliate your hands at least once a week to get rid of old, dry, dull skin cells.
- Use a humidifier in the winter to help prevent dry and rough hands.
- When working out in the gym, especially with dumbbells and other weights, wear gloves to avoid hard calluses that cause rough skin.
- Before going to bed, apply some hand cream or moisturizer and wear gloves overnight.
- Eat foods high in vitamins and nutrients that will give your skin a natural glow.
- Drink enough water to keep your skin as well as body hydrated.
- Gently massage your fingers, palms and top of your hands for 10 minutes daily to improve blood circulation.
- To protect the skin on your hands from harmful UV sunrays, apply sunscreen and reapply after washing your hands.
- Do not wash your hands with water that is too hot or too cold.