5 Simple Homemade Scrubs For Soft Hands

by Pooja Karkala

When it comes to skin care, we spare no effort in taking care of our face. We slather it with creams and lotions to keep it healthy, nourished, and radiant. But what about the hands? Ironically, the hands are one of the busiest parts of the body and the most ignored ones too. They are one of the first areas that start displaying the signs of aging. Hence, it is important to take care of your hands to prevent them from looking dull and sallow.

We have listed a few recipes for scrubs that can help moisturize and soften your hands. These scrubs not only exfoliate your skin but also stimulate the production of collagen and delay the appearance of wrinkles. Scroll down to find out how you can exfoliate your hands naturally at home.

Homemade Scrubs For Soft And Moisturized Hands

1. Sugar Scrub

The grainy texture of sugar helps exfoliate your skin. Olive oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamin E that help moisturize and soothe the skin and delay the signs of aging (1).

You Will Need

  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a jar.
  2. Scoop out a small amount of the scrub and gently massage it into your hands for 1 minute.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this 2-3 times a week

2. Epsom Salt Hand Scrub

Epsom salt can not only relieve pain and inflammation but also exfoliate the skin on your hands and make it softer (2).

You Will Need

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup olive or grapeseed oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Add Epsom salt and the carrier oil in a bowl and mix well until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Rub it on your hands and massage gently for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this 3 times a week.

3. Almond and Honey Scrub

Powdered almond acts as an excellent exfoliator. Honey is a natural emollient that relieves dryness and improves skin texture (3). This can help in making your hands soft and smooth.

You Will Need

  • A handful of almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • Milk as required

What You Have To Do

  1. Grind a handful of almonds to a fine powder.
  2. Add half a teaspoon of honey and enough milk to make a smooth paste.
  3. Massage this mixture onto your hands for 2 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this 3 times a week

Note: This scrub should be used immediately and not stored as the milk can turn stale within a few hours.

4. Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub

Coconut oil is traditionally used by many people to relieve various skin disorders. It contains a high amount of fatty acids that can help soothe and moisturize the skin (4).

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 cup of sugar ( brown or white)
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • Lime juice

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix one tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey (preferably organic).
  2. Add the sea salt and fine sugar to this and mix well.
  3. Add the juice of a lime and blend for 30 seconds.
  4. Massage the mix gently onto your hands for 1 minute. Rinse with warm water.
  5. Store in an airtight container and use it within a week.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this 3 times a week.

5. Brown Sugar And Vitamin E Oil Scrub

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that may help repair damaged skin cells. It can help protect your skin from UV rays and prevent photoaging (5).

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of granulated brown sugar.
  • 5-6 drops of vitamin E oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a fine paste.
  2. Apply it to your hands and massage gently for 2 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this 3 times a week.

Store these scrubs in airtight containers and use them as required. Here are some tips you can follow for soft hands.

Tips To Keep Your Skin Soft

  1. Avoid harsh chemical-filled products.
  2. Always moisturize your hands.
  3. Use sunscreen to avoid UV damage.
  4. Use hand creams as part of your daily skin care routine.
  5. Choose soft and non-abrasive fabrics.
  6. Limit your bath time.

Our hands are busy throughout the day. They are exposed to heat, pollution, dust, etc., which can make them dry, rough, and callous. Show your hands some TLC. Use any of the scrubs mentioned in this article and make your hands soft and smooth again.

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Pooja Karkala

Pooja is a Mass Communications and Psychology graduate. Her education has helped her develop the perfect balance between what the reader wants to know and what the reader has to know. As a classical dancer, she has long, black hair, and she knows the struggle that goes into maintaining it. She believes in home remedies and grandma’s secrets for achieving beautiful, luscious hair. When she is not writing, she learns Kuchipudi, practices yoga, and creates doodles.
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