Saturday, March 26, 2011

DIY All-natural sugar scrub treatment for dry hands

Like a face scrub, hand scrubs are great for polishing away the rough spots and dead, dry skin, leaving your hands soft and smooth. After experiencing a hand scrub at a popular beauty store, I decided to see if I could whip something up myself using things I had in the kitchen.  This is an extremely simple way to get the luxurious feel and moisturizing benefits of an expensive hand treatment for merely pennies! Bonus: it's all natural!

  • Sugar - regular table sugar will do
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Coconut oil (if you have none, use any thick and creamy hand treatment or body butter)

Step one: Pour a little sugar in your hand. The amount doesn't really matter, but probably around half a teaspoon.

Step two: Pour enough olive oil on top of the sugar to cover it completely.

Step three: Rub hands together, scrubbing the palms, backs and in-between fingers for about one minute.

Step four: Rinse sugar off hands with warm water and gently pat dry.

Step five: Scoop out a dollop of coconut oil and massage into your hands until absorbed. Follow with cotton gloves, if you have them, to lock in the treatment and prevent the oils from rubbing off.

Your hands will never feel softer! As with any scrub, use only once or twice a week to avoid over-exfoliating your skin.

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