While the cold air leaves your hands and feet dry, these home remedies will sooth your dry skin.
Dry winds steal the natural moisture from your skin leaving them itchy and dry. Instead of rushing to a local store for a cosmetic product, you can just try ingredients available in your kitchen.
9 Home Remedies for Dry Hands and Feet
You don’t have to try all these recipes to soothe your skin. Choose the one which goes well with your skin type and start from today.
Note: However, ingredients that irritate your skin must be avoided.
1. Coconut Oil
Let’s start with the easiest one.
Coconut oil is a house hold item. Renowned for its moisturizing and nutritional abilities, it can help to soothe your dry hands and feet.
Fatty acids in this oil are good for dry skin and it can effectively protect your skin form UV rays.
How to use: Wash your hands and feet to remove impurities. Pat dry and apply coconut oil evenly before going to sleep.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
This sticky gel is prominent for cooling and healing benefits. Its thick gel helps to lock moisture on your cracked feet and dry hands.
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and rich concentration of vitamins helps to make your skin supple.
How to use: Remove its leaf and collect the gel. Wash your hands and feet. Gently rub the gel on the affected part for 5-10 minutes.
Blend the gel and apply it on feet as mask.
Hydrating, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey are well known. It can treat almost all health and skin ailments.
How to use: If you don’t want to use whole honey on your feet, mix glycerin with honey in equal quantity and apply it over prewashed skin.
4. Wear Socks
Apart from natural ingredients, you must pay attention towards your lifestyle.
Repeated exposure makes your feet rough and the skin becomes thick. Instead, apply moisturizing cream and slip your feet into socks to lock moisture.
5. Yogurt Mask
Lactic acid housed in yogurt exhibits exfoliating ability. It removes dead cells and impurities piled over the skin.
For hydrating and healing feet and hands, mix honey and lemon with yogurt.
How to use: Take required amount of yogurt and mix 1 tbsp of honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Wash affected part and apply the mask evenly for 15-20 minutes.
6. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil promotes cell regeneration and thwarts free radicals with its antioxidant activity. Topical application of this oil can reduce wrinkles, dry skin and guard your skin from UV rays.
How to use: Mix vitamin E capsules with 1 teaspoon of olive oil to make the mask more effective. Apply it over prewashed skin and rinse it off after 20 minutes.
7. Homemade Soak
Soaking your dead, dry and thick skin in this solution will not just make your skin soft but it restrain ailments.
How to use:
Take lukewarm water in a bowl and add 1 tbsp of baking soda, 4 drops of peppermint oil and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to it.
Mix thoroughly and soak your feet/hand in it for 10 minutes. Pat dry and moisturizing lotion.
8. Pumice Stone
You can expect removing dead skin without this.
Regularly use pumice stone over feet to remove impurities and dead cells. Repeat the process twice or thrice in a week.
Apply moisturizer after using pumice stone.
9. Avocado Mask
Avocado is packed with hydrating and healing nutrients. All you need to do is to mash green avocado and apply it over affected skin.
To make it more effective, beauty experts recommend to blend it with olive oil and brown sugar.
How to use:
Mash 1 ripe avocado and mix its paste with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/8 cup of brown sugar. Gently massage the mask on dry hands and feet to exfoliate your skin.