Ashy hands could be a result of the exposure to cold or dry air, as well as not getting enough skin hydration.
I personally experience this during winter time. My hands get rougher and super dry. I honestly don’t like showing ugly and scruffy hands, I think that is so unfeminine.
Therefore it is very important to give your hands some extra care when you see these signs, even though I know it could be expensive sometimes.
That is why I gathered 5 easy and beneficial home remedies that will help you repair your hands and restore their beauty and softness without having to spend a lot of money.
Make sure to do these in a weekly basis, and don’t forget to drink plenty of water and stay away from the excessive use of detergents.
5 Useful Home Remedies To Treat Ashy Hands
1. Exfoliant. It is very important to exfoliate your skin in order to remove the dead cells and dull skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons of Oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of Yogurt. Rub vigorously in a circular motion for a minute or two. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Or you can use my Homemade Organic Body Scrub for amazing results! It is made with organic coconut oil, which is extremely effective at treating skin damaged by the UV rays from the sun.
2. Hand Mask. The same way you do hair and face masks, a hand mask is recommendable to hydrate and moisturize the skin.
Mix a slice of Avocado with 2 tablespoons of Yogurt. Break open a capsule of Vitamin E and add it to the mixture. Apply on hands and leave it for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
3. Aloe Vera Gel. Works well as an humectant, since it absorbs the moisture from the air to adhere it to your skin. It soothes your skin and it is also an antifungal and antiseptic, specially if you have any burns or cuts.
Apply a small dab and rub it on your hands after applying the exfoliant and the hand mask.
4. Moisturizer. This is an important step, since it will keep the ashiness away and will also contribute to having a softer skin.
Try this awesome DIY Simple Nourishing Hand and Body Cream from Whole New Mom’s Blog!
5. Gloves. Apply either some Vaseline, Shea Butter or the Simple Nourishing Cream (above cited) at night and put on a pair of cotton gloves. Leave them overnight. Moisturizing treatments at night are the best, since they soak in while you sleep.
Here 5 Useful Home Remedies That Will Help You Avoid Or Get Rid Of Ashy Hands, Restoring Their Beauty And Softness Without Having To Spend A Lot Of Money.
Winter could be rough on our skin making it dry and flaky. I personally go through this every winter and I try to nourish my skin face as much as I can, exfoliating it and moisturizing it often. This week I bring you two effective skin masks perfect for the winter, to help you get rid of skin dead cells as well as keeping your skin moisturized.
½ of a Banana
1 teaspoon of Honey
Mix well both ingredients and apply it on your face for 20 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water.
½ of an Avocado
1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
Mash the Avocado and mix it with the Olive Oil. Apply mixture on your face for about 20 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water. This mask will definitely make your skin smoother and well moisturized.
In response to a friend request I am posting a homemade facial mask for wrinkles. We should start taking care of our skin at a early age and not wait until we develop wrinkles to start treating them. Here you got a simple but very efficient facial mask, since the fat from olive oil hydrates dry skin; vitamin C from lemon juice stimulates the synthesis of collagen and this is very important since your body’s natural collagen production decreases as you age. Sun exposure will also accelerate the decrease in collagen. It also helps to minimize fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. The egg white can help tighten the pores therefore it will help deliver the other ingredients to the areas where they are needed.
1 Egg White
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Beat egg white, add lemon juice and olive oil. Apply to your face and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
Protecting your skin from the ravages of winter is vital! I personally have to go through this every single year and it is not easy. The cold weather causes dryness and sometimes skin irritation. What could we use on our skin without any risks of making it worse? Oatmeal would be the answer! Oatmeal is known for being a skin calming moisturizer and anti-inflammatory that hydrates your skin and it also reduces puffiness and redness. Here it is an Oatmeal homemade facial mask you could definitely use:
-1/2 cup of Oatmeal
-2 tbsp. of Yogurt
-2 tbsp. of Honey
Mix ingredients and apply on your face for about 20 minutes. Remove with warm water. Repeat one or twice a week.