Best Home Remedies for Dry and Rough Hands

Who doesn’t love to have soft and smooth hands with a pink tone? If your hands are dry and rough, you no more need to keep it forever. There are many home remedies for dry and rough hands and you can use them easily without any hassle.

Causes for Dry and Rough Hands

Before you go on to read these home remedies for dry and rough hands, you need to understand the causes that lead to such condition of your hands.

-Dry air
-Cold and dry weather
-Low humidity
-Sun exposure
-Washing hands frequently or keeping hands immersed in water for long time
-Dealing with harmful chemicals, specially with bare hands
-Swimming in chlorinated pools
-Using harsh soap bars to wash hands
-Improper care of hands
-Inadequate moisturizing of hands
-Skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema etc.
-Allergy affecting hands
-Some medications also cause dry hands

The solution to get soft hands is to take proper care of your hands and using the right products like soaps, moisturizers etc. so that your hands don’t become rough and dry.

Home Remedies for Dry Rough Hands

If somehow, you get dry rough hands, try these natural remedies to make your hands softer.

1. Give Oil Massage to your Dry and Rough Hands

Oils are one of the ancient and proven methods to make anything soft. Hands are no exception. You can massage your dry rough hands with oil and get soft hands. However, you need to do this regularly. It doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes to massage your hands daily with an oil. You can use any oil but some oils are better than others such as olive oil and coconut oil. Olive oil has antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that moisturize dry hands in excellent ways. The medium chain fatty acids of coconut oil does the same thing, moisturize your hands beautifully.

Get this:

-Oil (olive/coconut/ any other oil)

Do this:

-Warm the oil of your choice. It should be warm and not hot oil.
-Massage your hands with this warm oil daily for 5-10 minutes initially.
-As days go by and your hands become less drier and rough, you can reduce the time of massaging your hands. You can now massage them for only 1-2 minutes everyday and then 2-3 times a week.

2. Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub to get rid of Dry Rough Hands instantly

If you are in a hurry and can’t wait to get soft hands, instead of massaging them with olive oil, make a scrub using sugar and olive oil. This way, you can get rid of dry and rough hands in less than one minute! Isn’t this amazing!

But how does this happen? Olive oil moisturizes and hydrates the skin cells of your dry rough hands whereas sugar exfoliates and sloughs off the rough dead skin cells giving way to healthier new cells.

Get this:

-Olive oil- 1-2 tbsp
-Sugar- 1-2 tbsp

Do this:

-Mix the equal amounts of olive oil and sugar.
-Now rub this scrub into your palms and hands with gentle circular motions for a couple of minutes.
-Leave the scrub into your hands for another couple of minutes.
-Now wash it off with warm water and pat dry
-Apply moisturizer
-Feel the softness in your hands.
-Do this 2-3 times a week.

3. Rub Fresh Cream on your Dry and Rough Hands

Oils are not the only things that have high fatty contents. Milk cream is another ingredient which is high in fat content. This fatty composition of cream provides ultimate moisturization to your dry and rough hands. What more, lactic acid present in milk and its cream exfoliates the dry skin as well as maintains the pH level of your skin to keep it smooth and soft.

Get this:

-Milk cream/ Fresh cream
-Gram flour (optional)- 2 tbsp

Do this

-Take some fresh cream and apply on your palms, fingers, all over your hands.
-Wait for a few minutes, about 5-10 minutes.
-Now rub it slightly all over your hands for another 1-2 minutes.
-Wash off with warm water.
-If your hands are extremely rough and dry, use this remedy daily otherwise 2-3 times a week is enough.
-You may also give it an exfoliating effect by adding gram flour to cream.
-Mix about 2 teaspoons of fresh cream with 2 tablespoons of gram flour and make a paste. -Decrease or increase the quantity of both the ingredients as per convenience. You need a smooth paste.
-Apply this to your hands.
-Leave it for 15 minutes
-Now rub it slightly for 1-2 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
-Repeat 2-3 times a week.

4. Honey, the sweet remedy for Dry Rough Hands

Honey health benefits need no introduction. The good news is that honey is also good for your skin health. It is one of the best natural moisture loaded with antioxidants, antimicrobial and humectant properties. Its humectant effects help in locking the moisture and keep your hands soft and smooth.

Get this:

-Honey- 1-2 tsp
-Olive oil (optional)- ½ tsp
-Lemon juice (optional)- few drops

Do this:

-Honey, by itself, is a good remedy for dry rough skin of your hands. Just rub a little honey into your palms and all over hands for few minutes.
-Wash off with warm water.
-Pat dry and apply some moisturizer.
-To make it more effective, you can add little olive oil and lemon juice to honey.
-Mix the things well.
-Apply this to your hands.
-Leave for 15-20 minutes.
-Wash off with warm water, pat dry and moisturize your hands.
-Repeat 2-3 times a week.

5. Oatmeal-Honey Scrub for Dry and Rough Hands

With the great moisturizing effects of honey, you can add the excellent exfoliating effects of oatmeal and convert your dry rough hands into super soft hands. Oatmeal naturally cleanse and exfoliates the skin of your hands.

Get this:

-Ground oatmeal- 2 tbsp
-Honey- 1 tsp
-Lemon juice (optional)- few drops
-Water- as required

Do this:

-Combine oatmeal, honey and lemon juice, if using.
-Mix some water to this to get a paste like consistency.
-Apply this paste onto your hands.
-Leave it for a couple of minutes.
-Now rub your hands gently for about 5-10 minutes. If required, use some water when it gets tough to rub due to dried paste.
-Now wash off with warm water and pat dry.
-Apply moisturizer.
-Repeat 1-3 times a week depending on the roughness and dryness of your hands.

6. Aloe Vera for Dry Cracked Hands

What to do when your hands are not only rough and dry but cracked too! Use aloe vera! That’s the perfect solution for cracked hands, especially skin cracks on your knuckles. This is also a perfect solution for flaky dull hands that you get in winters. Due to the miraculous enzymes and other components present in it, aloe vera provides a right balance of moisture, proteins and vitamins to your dry hands. Not only this, aloe vera is a herb that also helps in healing the cracks in your hands by regenerating skin cells. You can apply it on your hands when and as you wish because its not at all oily or greasy. What more can you wish as the best remedy for dry and rough hands!

Get this:

-Aloe vera leaf (or aloe vera gel)

Do this:

-Cut open the aloe leaf.
-Scrape out the gel from within the leaf.
-Apply this gel on your hands.
-Leave it there for at least 15-20 minutes.
-Wash off with warm water, pat dry and moisturize your hands.
-While you can apply this gel as many times a day as you wish, you should at least apply it twice a day.
-When using store bough aloe gel, try to buy the one that doesn’t contain any other substance and is pure aloe vera gel.