If your anything like me your hands get extremely dry this time of year. My hands are so dry I nearly snagged a vintage Bob Mackie with them the other day while shopping! During this time of year the cold and the use of central heating does a number on your skin. Add to that all the hand washing to prevent colds and your poor hands are left practically moisture-less! After nearly ruining vintage couture, I came home and did an exfoliation treatment. It’s so simple, but works magic on your hands. Make sure you follow with a good, rich moisturizer (I use our Nourishing Body Cream) and your hands, as well as your silks, will thank you! RECIPES
Hand Sugar Exfoliant Mix two tablespoons of oil (vegetable, olive, baby or safflower oil) with three tablespoons of sugar (using coarse sugar will be better) and form a paste. Gently rub the paste on your hands and continue doing so for 2-3 minutes. Wash off with warm water and dry thoroughly. Hand Softener For coarse and dry hands, mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon of sugar and a little water. Apply this mixture on your hands and let it sit for 5 minutes. Wash off with warm water and dry thoroughly.
written by: Healing Anthropology www.healinganthropology.com