Tips to Get Rid of Dry and Itchy Hands

Fed up of Dry Skin? During cold winter months, dry skin problem gets intense enough and cause discomforts such as pain and unsightly appearance. Dry skin is a health problem that needs intermittent attention.You need to change erroneous dietary patterns and habits to get rid of dry skin.

Dry chapped hands, it is one of the biggest skin problems in winter season. These are caused due to reduced water and moisture content of the body due to harsh cold weather. Skin surface holds certain amount of water and moisture, and when it's exposed to extreme cold conditions, water content decreases and results in dry, uncomfortable itchy hands. If chapped hands are not cured, a person may face difficulty in doing work without gloves and bacteria may enter the skin cracks causing eczema or other skin infections. A little knowledge will help you to get off all these problems due to dry skin. You need to care a bit to have soft and silky hands, which everyone wants to touch and feel. Here are some household tips through which you can make your hands feel wonderful.

Turmeric powder
Turmeric powder

Turmeric Powder

Mix half tablespoon turmeric to 2 tablespoon fresh cream and then apply it on your hands. Leave it that way for atleast 15 minutes and you will see your skin glowing with a soft and smooth feeling.

Turmeric is also one of the best natural antiseptic and it can be found in every kitchen. Cutting of finger and hands is a common thing while chopping vegetables or doing some work. You can immediately apply turmeric powder onto wound it helps to stop bleeding and aids in healing of wound.

Sugar and Oil
Sugar and Oil

Sugar and Oil

To remove dead coarse of skin, mix 1 tablespoon of oil with 3 tablespoons of sugar. Blend it to a consistency. Than apply on your hands and rub it for 5-7 minutes and rinse with warm water. This will make your hands soft and beautiful.

Honey and Lemon Juice with Oil
Honey and Lemon Juice with Oil

Honey and Lemon Juice with Oil

Mix 1 teaspoon oil with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply and rub this mixture over knuckles, crusty elbows and other hardened areas. Keep it rubbing for 8-10 minutes and rinse off. This will nourish your skin and will keep it soft.

Potato juice
Potato juice

Potato Juice

Take a potato, wash it with water, grate it and extract juice from it. Apply juice on hands especially on finger joints and knuckles. Potato juice can also be applied over face, under eyes and scars, as it helps in eliminating scars and dark areas. Potato juice makes skin soft and supple.

Onion juice
Onion juice

Onion Juice

Apply onion juice on minor kitchen burns. It immediately relives pain and reduces inflammation. You can cut an onion into 2 pieces and apply over the burned area. To remove dryness of your hands, try out a mixture of onion juice, rose water and glycerin. It really works!

All these dry skincare tips will make your hands look beautiful and free of dryness. You can use these tips on regular basis as once or twice a week. You must add food items rich in Vitamin E and essential Fatty acids. Drink plenty of water and take 7-8 hours sleep to make your skin glow. Everyone wants to have glamorous hands, and little care can do wonders for you.

These days many new skincare products, moisturizers and body lotions are launched, which include natural ingredients. These products are also very beneficial to keep hands soft and smooth throughout winters.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

Thank you for the tips, on softening our skin:) Neat to know, something new an onion can do!


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

Hi heart4theword! Thanks for visiting and leaving a beautiful comment.


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onegoodwoman 5 years ago from A small southern town

I had no idea about the Turmeric powder.


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

Hi onegoodwoman!! There are lots more ideas also. I'll be soon back with it.


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Doc Snow 5 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

I like these natural remedies! So simple, so straightforward.

Thanks!


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

You are always welcome Doc Snow!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Good suggestions about using natural ingredients to help dry skin. Had never heard of using tumeric that way! Interesting! Thanks for the tips.


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great suggestions. have never tried any of them, but i will now! looking forward to more! Great Hub!


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

I am looking forward to trying your remedies, especially the turmeric one( but wouldn't that turn your hands yellow?) Well, I am one who really needs relief from the dry skin, being a nurse, I wash my hands a lot! Perhaps, you could recommend a hand sanitizer that does not have alcohol in it? Thanks for your hub! :)


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

Hi Peggy! Thanks for the nice comment.


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

Hi Scribenet! Try it on! You will definitely feel the difference.


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

Hi CMCastro! Yes, you are right! Turmeric will turn your hands little bit yellow, but it hardly matters. If half teaspoon seems too much, then you can use just a pinch or turmeric with fresh cream.


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Gawn Fishin' 5 years ago from Vancouver, BC

Hi Fashion Fame,

This Grandma is very impressed! I will add Tumeric to my fishing gear! Thank you, I'm a FAN!

I'm Gawn Fishin'


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Ben Zoltak 5 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Love this FF perfect for my wife, I'll send her the link. I hope she chooses potato over onion, I would rather she smell more like a potato.

Ben


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FashionFame 5 years ago from California Author

Oh! GOOD Ben! Hope your wife reads it! :)

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