Cracked and Split Hands: Natural Remedies That Really Work

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During the winter season we often find ourselves struggling with the problem of cracked and split hands. Also in this case we can use effective natural remedies to solve the annoyances quickly and without using aggressive substances.

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During the winter season we often find ourselves grappling with the problem of cracked and split hands. Also in this case we can use effective ones natural remedies to solve problems quickly and without using aggressive substances.





If on cold days you don't take care to cover the extremities of the body well: hands, face, lips, etc. it is easy for these to dry out and in a short time can crack up to the point of breaking apart, creating cuts that may also start to bleed or burn.

A situation that is not serious but annoying that can undoubtedly be avoided by using some precautions: do not use aggressive soaps and creams, wash the dishes with gloves, cover your hands when you go out and it is cold or windy, etc.

Read also: 10 NATURAL TIPS AND REMEDIES TO PROTECT THE SKIN FROM THE COLD

But let's find out now 10 effective natural remedies for dry and chapped hands that you can immediately experience:

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SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is 100% natural and given its consistency it boasts emollient, nourishing and antioxidant properties. Perfect to use instead of moisturizer on chapped hands several times a day but also on the rest of the body after a bath or shower. Not only it nourishes but is also able to protect the skin from atmospheric agents like wind and sun. With this butter you can make night compresses by spreading it on your hands in the evening before going to sleep and then wearing cotton gloves to be removed only in the morning.

Read also: SHEA BUTTER: BENEFITS, USES AND WHERE TO FIND IT

COCONUT OIL

A good alternative if you have coconut oil at home is to use a small amount on chapped hands. This natural product is also moisturizing and soothing and in a short time it will greatly improve the dryness of your hands. The night compresses with gloves they can also be made with coconut oil.



Read also: 12 DO-IT-YOURSELF BEAUTY TREATMENTS WITH COCONUT OIL

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Another oily substance perfect for moisturizing the chapped skin of the hands but also of the rest of the body is sweet almond oil. This product, to obtain the maximum yield, it should be used on slightly damp skin, then immediately after washing your hands and gently blotting them with a towel.

Read also: SWEET ALMOND OIL: USES, PROPERTIES AND WHERE TO FIND IT

OLIVE OIL

An effective and always valid grandmother's remedy that we all have available is the perfect olive oil to make the skin soft. Instead of the aforementioned butters, you can use this condiment rich in properties to make compresses on chapped hands to keep in place for the whole night with the help of a pair of gloves.

Read also: 23 ALTERNATIVE USES OF OLIVE OIL

ALOE VERA GEL

If splits have appeared on the hands and are therefore cut and scratched, a good remedy can be aloe vera gel which it will help the skin heal faster. It also helps disinfect the hands.

Read also: ALOE VERA: HOW TO EXTRACT THE GEL AND 10 WAYS TO USE IT

Avocado

To solve the problem of chapped hands, avocado fruit also comes in handy. Its pulp has indeed great moisturizing and emollient properties, You can then use a small amount of fruit previously crushed with a fork or blended with a drop of water to make compresses to be kept in place on the hands for about 10-15 minutes.

Read also: AVOCADO: 10 WAYS TO USE IT IN THE KITCHEN OR FOR BEAUTY



CHAMOMILE WRAPS

For chapped hands you can also try to use compresses using hot water and sachets or fresh chamomile flowers. After preparing the infusion, filter it, let it cool and then dip your hands inside for at least 10 minutes then dry them well but gently and use a butter of those indicated or a vegetable oil to hydrate them.

EGG YOLK

A grandmother's remedy to combat cracked skin is the one based on egg yolk. In this case you need to make a compress on your hands after beating an egg yolk leaving it to act for about 15-20 minutes. After washing your hands, gently dry and moisturize. The operation must be repeated several times a week and can also be used in prevention to avoid cracking.

HONEY MASK

Another natural ingredient that can come in handy in case of dry skin is honey to mix with a vegetable oil (almonds, olive, jojoba, etc.) in equal quantities and then leave to act as a compress on the hands.

RICE STARCH

A sweet and natural remedy to soften the skin is to use rice starch to dissolve in the bath water or directly to make a manicure (a spoon is enough for each basin of water). Also in this case immediately afterwards you have to gently dry your hands and then hydrate them using another natural remedy.

Read also: RICE STARCH: PROPERTIES, USES AND WHERE TO FIND IT

OTHER REMEDIES

Keep in mind that there are also other possible natural remedies for chapped hands - they are pretty much fine all vegetable oils (jojoba, avocado, argan, rosehip) but some, given their preciousness, would perhaps be a bit "wasted" to be used for this purpose. Also excellent oleolites like that of calendula (here you will find some DIY recipes). If you have it available at home you can also use the vegetable glycerin: spread it on chapped areas in the evening and then wear gloves until the next morning.

Have you ever thought about making your own DIY hand moisturizers? Here are some simple ones recipes from which you can take inspiration:

10 RECIPES FOR CHAPPED SKIN

You guys how did you solve the problem of chapped hands?

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