How to Treat Dry Hands With a Home Remedy. You can find many home remedies available to treat dry hands. You can experiment with several methods until you find the one that works best for you. Instead of purchasing expensive creams or lotions, soothe your hands by combining common household items to create your own moisturizer.
Things You'll Need
- Olive oil
- Petroleum jelly
- Cotton gloves or socks
- Aloe vera
- Almond or mineral oil
- Castor oil
- Lemon juice
- Apple cider vinegar
- Tomato juice
Explore Different Methods of Home Treatment
Prepare an olive oil bath. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water. Add 4 Tbsp. olive oil to the water. Soak your hands in the bowl for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your hands with tepid water. Pat your hands dry until just damp. Apply a light moisturizing lotion.
Apply a coating of petroleum jelly to your hands before bedtime. Cover your hands with thin cotton gloves or cotton socks. Go to sleep and say goodbye to dry hands.
Steam your hands. Cover your hands in petroleum jelly. Run hot water in the bathroom sink. Place your hands in the resulting steam and keep them there as long as is comfortable. Rinse and dry your hands.
Buy an aloe vera plant. Cut off one of the leaves. Rub the leaf onto your dry hands to smooth and soften your skin. This is also a great home remedy for burns.
Create a Moisturizer
Use an egg yolk mask to moisturize dry hands. Scramble the yolk of an egg and apply it to your hands. Leave the mask on your hands for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the severity of dryness. Rinse your hands with lukewarm water. Pat dry.
Massage almond or mineral oil into the skin as you would any other moisturizer. Allow the oil to absorb into your skin without rinsing.
Wet your hands with water. Shake off the water without drying your hands. Rub honey over your hands. Wait 5 minutes. Rinse under lukewarm water. Pat dry.
Place 1 tsp. granulated sugar into the palm of your hand. Add a few drops of castor oil and enough lemon juice to moisten. Rub your hands together for several minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. As an added bonus, this mixture also removes stains from your hands.
Soften your chapped hands by mixing 1/4 cup of cornmeal, 1 Tbsp. water and enough apple cider vinegar to make a loose paste. Rub your hands together for 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Combine equal parts tomato juice, lemon juice and glycerin. Massage into your hands. Rinse and pat dry.