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Smoothen Those Rough Palms


Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 14, 2012
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Hands and Palms are the first point of contact with strangers and friends when you warmly shake hands. You will be reticent about the clasp when your palms are rough and dry. This is something that can be remedied so why not?

Many housewives have rough palms - after scouring bathtubs and washing dishes, many manual workers suffer this fate, gardening can also be harsh on hands and cold weather and chill winds are unseen culprits. At times rough hands are inherited - but can definitely be worked on.

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  • The first step is always wear gloves - when you are working with detergents or chemicals or weeds and mud.
  • To 1 teaspoon of sugar add 1/2 teaspoon of baby oil and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, rub in between palms and massage hands thoroughly but gently. Wash with a mild soap - your hand will feel pampered, do this at least once a day - everyday.
  • Add 1 teaspoon fresh cream to 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Massage palms and hands until sugar melts. Wash hands with a gentle soap and pat them dry.
  • Blend 1 cup warm milk with cup of yogurt and 2 spoons of sugar, soak hands in this for 5 minutes. Massage well in between fingers and palms.
  • Keep a clean toothbrush near the kitchen sink, halve a lemon and dip into salt and rub on palms and hands, slough away extra with the toothbrush. Wash hands. This will soften skin at the same time remove stains on fingers and any cooking smells.
  • Dab some vinegar on hands after washing dishes, use some moisturizer or petroleum jelly.
  • Make a lotion with 1 tablespoon of glycerin, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Store in a bottle and use every night, wear cotton gloves as hands will be slightly sticky. After 1 week you will notice good results.
  • Avoid drying hands under hot air dryers in public restrooms as this will dry the skin.
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  • Add corn starch to a bowl of warm water, mix it well and soak hands in this. There will be a marked difference to the feel of palms.
  • Use a glass jar to make a paste of salt and oil. Half fill the jar with sea salt and pour olive oil to cover the salt. Scoop out as much as you need to massage hands and store the rest. Wash with mild soap, for quick results use at least once every day.

Using any of these remedies will see you gloating over the soft and smooth palms soon.

Sources: www.brighthealing.com

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