I often hear people say that winter is really rough on your hands – which is true! But I find that I’m hard on my hands year round. Especially coming out of summer, when I was outside playing a lot. And especially especially since I use a ton of acetone (I can’t help it, acetone is just so much faster than polish remover. I’d rather just get the job done, you know?). The result is that my hands can be pretty dry – and nothing ruins a nice manicure faster than dry, flaky hands. Moisturizing your hands and cuticles will keep your skin and nails looking their best.
I use a lot of cuticle oil and hand cream, and I have a few favorites. However, I was on the look out for a nice hand mask to rejuvenate my hands and cuticles a little more. I saw some recipes, and mix and matched to create my favorite. It’s all natural – nothing harsh or weird! And the result is some pampering and soft skin.
Here’s what you need to create your own hand mask at home!
- 1/4 cup of olive oil (it’s a great moisturizer!)
- 1/4 cup of honey (it’s antibacterial and helps hold in moisture)
- half a lemon (for exfoliating and brightening)
Simply combine the olive oil and honey in a bowl, and squeeze in lemon juice. Honestly, this would make a pretty tasty salad dressing! Microwave your combination for 15 seconds and stir briskly to combine all the ingredients. Soak your fingers in the bowl and massage your mask all over your hands!
Remember to keep the bowl nearby so so you can leave the mask on for about 10 minutes without dripping on furniture and clothing! Once the mask starts to cool rinse it off under warm water.
For a spot treatment, massage straight olive oil onto your cuticles.