Simple Steps to Exfoliate Your Arms and Hands

· April 2, 2015
Our arms and hands are two of the both exposed parts of our bodies and need plenty of care and attention. Read on and find out how you should be exfoliating them regularly

As you well know, the arms and hands are some of the most exposed parts of our bodies, exposed to the dangers of the elements in our everyday lives.  That’s why, in this article, we’re going to give you a few simple steps to successfully exfoliate your arms and hands.

However, before we begin, we need to highlight the importance of carrying out these tips no more than twice a week, due to how the sun’s rays can make your skin so sensitive.

Exfoliate your arms and hands

Hand dryness is quite common among people of all ages. It’s usually due to several factors, such as domestic chores, exposure to the sun, and so on. For this first natural remedy to exfoliate your arms and hands, you’ll need to make a simple homemade mask with the following ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • One potato
  • Two tablespoons of milk
  • And, finally, two tablespoons of olive oil

First of all, boil the potato. Then peel it and puree it. After that, add the olive oil, milk and honey. Mix well until the paste no longer has any lumps, and you’re left with a smooth texture. The next step is to apply it to your hands. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.

See also: 7 Body Scrubs for Dry Skin

Sugar and honey

A spoonful of sugar

If what you’re looking for are very soft arms and hands, there’s nothing better than sugar and honey as they are excellent exfoliants. Mix a bit of honey with sugar and let it get to work for 10 minutes.  Give yourself small massages to improve absorption; this will also be very relaxing. Finally, wash off with warm water.

Remove dead skin cells

It’s very important for you to remove dead skin cells, which is why we’re giving you this natural and inexpensive recipe.  You will need:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 glass of lemon juice

First, mix both ingredients until well blended. Then rub it over your arms and hands for 10 minutes, washing it off with plenty of water afterwards. After this moisturizing process, it’s a good idea to apply some hand cream.

Cucumber cream

Just as bad, or perhaps even worse than hand dryness, are marks on your skin. We’re now going to show you a very simple recipe using products that you probably have at home, in order to solve this problem:

Cucumber cream

Ingredients

  • One cucumber
  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • A bit of parsley
  • Juice from one lemon

First add the cucumber, lemon juice, previously diced parsley, and the olive oil in a blender. Blend into a smooth mixture. Then apply the mask to your hands and let it sit for 15 minutes. After that, wash with warm water. You should notice the difference immediately.

We hope these natural remedies to exfoliate your arms and hands will be of great benefit to you. Remember to use these remedies for several weeks, as this will give you more longer-lasting results.