How to Get Super Soft Hands

Because of all the chemicals that we come in contact with, our hands tend to get dry. Washing your hands often only makes matters worse.

To soften dry hands:

1) Use protective gloves when cleaning. ( Rubber gloves with cotton inner lining is best)

2) Use soaps with emolients. ( Never use hot water for washing your hands – warm or cool is best)

3) Use a hand cream that contains natural oils like olive oil or coconut oil or creams that contain glycerine. ( I would also keep a little bottle of olive oil by the sink when you wash dishes. Rub in about a teaspoon after each dish washing session.)

4) You may also consider giving your hands a mini oatmeal facial. Then follow up with your favorite oil or glycerine based moisturizer.

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