DIY Hand Mask for Dry Skin: A Simple 3-Ingredient Hydrating Mask for Dry Hands
Whether you have dry hands due to dry climate, the season or excessive hand washing, this DIY hand mask for dry skin is a simple, easy way to hydrate dry skin and help to restore the appearance of skin health. Keep reading to learn how to make an easy DIY hand mask recipe to nourish and hydrate your dry hands throughout the year, when your skin needs extra attention. Plus discover natural solutions for non-irritating body moisturizers.
If you are suffering from dry, cracked or chapped hands, then take action! This DIY hand mask for dry skin is an extra step you can take to nourish and hydrate skin when your regular moisturizer isn’t enough. This easy DIY hand mask for dry skin is perfect for a spa day at home, or anytime that your hands need a little extra love.
Skin Care Tips for Caring for Dry Hands & Skin
First, however, here are some helpful skin care tips to help keep your hands nourished and moisturized from the inside out!
- Make sure you drink plenty of water. If you’re thirsty, that’s a sure sign you aren’t consuming enough.
- If your environment is dry due to your region or the season, run a humidifier in your home to increase the amount of moisture in the air.
- Use gentle non-detergent soaps to wash your hands. Avoid using liquid and bar soaps made with cheap foaming agents that can strip skin of its natural oils. Instead, opt for a natural soap, such as a hydrating Bastille soap. Or try this unscented triple butter soap recipe specifically formulated for dry skin and eczema.
- If your regular moisturizer isn’t working, stop using it! Time and again I’ve had lotions actually make my skin condition worse and increase itching. Use a rich, whipped body butter recipe to soothe and hydrate dry hands. Or try this healing essential oil salve recipe with lanolin to lock in moisture.
- Give your hands a weekly spa treatment at home to help restore skin health. Soaking your hands for thirty minutes in warm water with a few tablespoons of baking soda not only soothes itchy skin, it can also reduce eczema symptoms and reduce flare ups. After soaking, follow with my DIY hand mask for dry skin.
DIY Hand Mask for Dry Skin
Directions for making a DIY hand mask for dry skin:
To make this DIY hand mask for dry skin, crush and mix all the ingredients together in a mortar with a pestle.
Next, gently heat the mixture, just until warm, in a double boiler.
Once warm, remove from heat. Now carefully apply this DIY hand mask to dry hands.
Loosely wrap your hands in plastic wrap or a clean, damp towel.
Keep your hands wrapped until your hand mask has cooled.
Once the hand mask for dry skin has cooled, rinse hands clean.
Then follow with an application of your favorite moisturizer.
Love my DIY hand mask for dry hands? Then don’t forget to pin this natural skin care recipe to Pinterest for later! Plus be sure to check out my recommendations for the best moisturizers for natural skin care below!
Natural Moisturizers to Hydrate Dry Hands
Not sure which moisturizer to use for your dry hands? I recommend this vegan solid lotion bar recipe with plantain infused oil. Or try this easy hand salve recipe. You can also use this wonderful, all natural eczema treatment.
If money is tight, you can use something as simple as hemp seed oil if skin is especially sensitive or irritated. It’s a single, simple product that actually works without irritation. And, as it’s a dry oil, it absorbs quickly and is non-greasy. (It’s one of the many reasons I use it in my magic beauty balm recipe.)
Alternately, another easy alternative moisturizer to keep your hands smooth and promote healing is to simply use shea butter. Shea butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the fruit of the Karite Tree found in West Africa. It is a wonderful moisturizer and emollient, and also has anti-inflammatory properties.