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3 Ingredient Hand Mask

3 ingredient hand mask | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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.

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  • I am so totally doing this! I’ve been fall cleaning and man, my hands are showing it and looking awful. Thanks Hannah! 😀

  • BeautyChick101

    I can’t wait to try this! My hands have been so dry recently.

  • This sounds divine. I need all the help I can get during the cold months.

  • Color Me So Crazy

    I need to do this. It sounds super easy and I have all of this stuff in my house right now. I like the DIYs where I have all of the stuff readily available and I don’t have to do searching in specialty stores. Great post!

  • Perfect timing for this post! I have been noticing over the last week or so that my hands feel dry. Especially now that the weather is turning colder. I’m going to have to try this out this weekend when I have some down time.

    • Did you try this weekend? Hope your hands are super soft now 🙂

      • I didn’t. I have all the ingredients here but was whisked away last weekend by the Bf for a surprise getaway. Hopefully I can this weekend because Im really looking forward to it!

  • Great idea Hannah! I’m totally going to have to try this!

  • I need to try this!

  • What a great idea! I’ll have to try it out sometime.

  • I am really concerned about the honey but I might just try this! I usually use 365 Days of Color hand creams with cotton gloves at night 🙂

    • If you microwave it for a few seconds and give it a good stir, it’s not sticky! It thickens up the oil and feels pretty nice.

  • What an awesome idea, I definitely need to try this out!

  • BeautyJudy

    This sounds EASY which is perfect and it’s all stuff I keep around, too. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  • Novita Erasma

    I’m totally going to try this! and it’s safe to just lick it off your hands, right? xD

  • I will definitely give this a try. Lord knows my hands be looking rough sometimes from all the swatching and weather changes!

  • Lothwen Akira

    I’m gonna have to try this! Thanks for the tip!!!

  • Oooh this sounds great! I will have to try it soon!

  • Nice tip! I will have to try this out. 🙂 Occasionally I do rub extra virgin olive oil into my hands, but never thought to add the lemon and honey. 🙂

  • Christine Chipman

    Can you keep this in a jar for use next time, please, or do you have to discard it after each treatment?