7 Home Remedies For Dry Hands And Feet

5. Mash an avocado

Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, which helps replenish protective oils to dry skin. This recipe makes it easy to do!

Ingredients:

– 1/2 an over-ripe avocado
– 1 Tbsp olive oil
– 1/8 cup raw brown sugar
– 4-5 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:
– Mash the avocado well, until you have a thick paste.
– Blend in olive oil completely.
– Stir well, adding the essential oil drop by drop.
– Quickly stir in the sugar.

To use:
1. Over the sink, place a generous glob of avocado hand treatment in your hands.
2. Rub your hands together, scrubbing every inch.
3. Leave this on for 30 seconds to a minute, and then scrub your hands together while rinsing off under lukewarm water.
4. Pat with a clean towel until completely dry and finish with the moisturizer of your choice.

Note: This recipe can also be used for your feet.

Store the mixture in a glass container with a lid in your fridge for up to three days. If the sugar in your avocado hand treatment dissolves too much, just add a bit more sugar before using.

6. Slather On Some Vitamin E

“Also know as tocopherol, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of oxygen free radical damage from the sun’s harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. via HowStuffWorks

Because vitamin E helps ward off sun damage, it can reduce the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots. It’s also known as a wound healer, which is great if your hand are cracked and sore.

Ingredients:
– 3-5 Vitamin E capsules
– 1 spoonful of olive oil

Instructions:
1. Pierce capsules and squeeze the contents into a small bowl.
2. Mix in olive oil and massage into dry patches of skin.
3. Leave on and let your skin absorb every bit!

7. Indulge in a Foot Soak

This bentonite clay soak is the perfect way to end a rough day on your feet. Try it at night as part of your bedtime routine.

Ingredients:
– 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
– 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
water to thin mixture (if needed)
– 1/2 cup epsom salt
– 6 quarts of hot water (or enough to fill your container)
– a few drops of essential oils(optional)

Instructions:
1. Dissolve the epsom salt in really hot, but not boiling water in a large bowl or foot tub.
2. Set on a towel to let cool.
3. Mix the bentonite clay and the apple cider vinegar to make a paste and add water if needed to make smooth (sour cream consistency).
4. Smooth over feet and ankles and let sit for 10 minutes until it starts to dry and crack.
5. Place feet directly in soak for 15 minutes. The clay will slowly dissolve and fall off.
6. At the end, use a natural bristle brush to remove any remaining clay and dead skin.
7. Rinse with warm water and pat until completely dry.
Source: dailyhealthpost.com