Having dry, red or cracked skin on your hands isn’t pretty. And it doesn’t feel good either. Dry skin can be rough, itchy, and very irritating.
Sun, wind, and cold temperatures can all take a toll on our hands and that’s why nourishing them regularly is a must. Making small changes to how we care for our hands can make a difference in their appearance. And Avocados from Mexico can help.
Here are three things you can do to help keep your hands looking soft and healthy:
Wash with warm water
The hotter the water is when you wash your hands, the dryer your skin will be later. Hot water removes the natural protective oils from skin, so washing with lukewarm water is best.
Use mild soap
Skip the stuff that has fragrance, alcohol, deodorant or anything antibacterial. Those harsh ingredients will only dry out the skin on your hands. Your best bet is a gentle soap with added oils or fats to help hold moisture in.
Hello, avocado. Moisturizing creates a seal over your skin that keeps the water in. Using an avocado hand treatment (like the one below) can help revitalize your hands because of the nourishing oil that avocados contain. The oil prevents the evaporation of water from the surface of your skin, leaving your hands soft and supple.
Give moisturizing with an avocado hand cream a try by whipping up this easy treatment. It provides all of the benefits of avocado’s nourishing oils with gentle exfoliation delivered by the rolled oats.
Avocado hand cream recipe:
– 1/4 fully ripened Hass avocado, halved, pitted, peeled
– 1 egg white
– 2 tablespoon rolled oats
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a shallow bowl, mash avocado until smooth. Add egg white, oats, and lemon juice. Stir until combined. Massage into hands. Leave mixture on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.