DIY Organic Hand Treatment , 0 Comments
Regularly using lotion on our hands is a good habit to have to keep skin moisturized. However, from time-to-time our hands deserve a more thoughtful treatment. You may think this means going to a manicurist to get your nails done, but we recommend against going to a salon that uses chemical ingredients that can dry skin and be harmful to your health. Instead, we propose a DIY spa day complete with organic products to leave hands soft, smooth, and healthy.
The treatment, a personal favorite of Sally B's, is a seven step process that not only moisturizes, but also reduces dark spots and softens cuticles. To start, round up the tools: Moisturizing Body Buff lemon, honey, a cuticle pusher, Natural Buff Cuticle Bar, Healing Hand Butter, warm water, and towels. Then find a relaxing spot and get to work!
Step 1: Exfoliate Your Hands
On dry skin, use a coin sized amount of our Moisturizing Body Buff to scrub and massage hands. Then, rinse off with warm water and dry hands. This will slough off any dead skin cells so that skin will fully benefit from the ingredients in the next steps.
Step 2: Cover Hands with Lemon Juice
Simply squeeze lemon juice onto hands and massage into skin. Lemon juice has naturally bleaching properties, so it will help fade any dark spots that might be noticeable. It has a cumulative effect, so let it linger on your hands for the next few steps.
Step 3: Moisturize Cuticles with Raw Honey
Cuticles can be extremely dry and can easily crack, so moisturizing them is an essential step. Honey is a humectant, which means it draws moisture into the skin. Honey is also a gentle exfoliator, making it the perfect ingredient for the job. Dip fingers into honey and let sit on top of cuticles for about 10-20 minutes.
Step 4: Rinse Hands and Push Back Cuticles
The honey will make cuticles pliable, so after rinsing hands, use a cuticle tool to push them back or remove the excess cuticle.
Step 5: Exfoliate Skin Again
Use our Moisturizing Body Buff just as you did in Step 1. This will add a boost of moisture and get rid of any final dead skin.
Step 6: Moisturize Cuticles with Natural Buff Cuticle Bar
Give cuticles some lasting moisture and strengthen nails by massaging our Natural Buff Cuticle Bar into and around nail beds.
Step 7: Moisturize with Healing Hand Butter
The last step is to massage hands with Healing Hand Butter. Full of moisturizing ingredients, Healing Hand Butter will leave hands incredibly soft and smooth. If you're treating hands at night, add an extra layer of Hand Butter and then cover with cotton lotion gloves. This will trap the moisture and allow it to gradually absorb into skin allowing your hands to soak up all the beneficial nutrients the Healing Hand Butter has to offer.
During bouts of extremely dry weather, we recommend doing this treatment as often as once a week. However, regularly doing it once a month will create a foundation of healthy, smooth, and beautiful hands no matter what the season.