Your hands do so much work through the day that they need a lot of tender loving care to make them look good every single day. While pampering your hands with a good hand cream every night is a must, you should also treat them to a good scrub once in a while to get rid of all the dead skin and to make them soft and smooth. We tell you here how you can make some simple homemade manicure scrubs that will exfoliate the skin on your hands and give you fantastic hands.
Homemade Manicure Scrubs
These thrifty scrubs are meant to be used after soaking your hands in some milk or shampoo water for about ten minutes. Once you are done soaking, smooth the scrub onto your hands and massage well. You could use a manicure brush for best results. Once you are done scrubbing, wash it off and follow it up with some luxurious hand cream to pamper your hands.
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1. Basic Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub
To make this one minute scrub, simply mix three teaspoon of sugar with 1 tsp of olive oil. The scrub should not be runny but spreadable. You can increase the amount of olive oil if you need. Before you scrub, wet your hands and generously apply the sugar scrub on your hands in circular motions with your fingertips. Scrub the fingers and the cuticles well. Once both the hands are coated with the sugar scrub, massage them well and leave it for a minute or two. Wash it off with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Your hands become softer and visibly brighter. Repeat once a week.
2. Vanilla, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub
Sounds yummy? It tastes yummy too! This scrub, made with all natural ingredients is so good that you can eat it too! Take two heaped tsp of brown sugar. To it add a drop of vanilla extract. Dilute with some honey to make the consistency smooth. Whisk well and apply all over both your hands and scrub well. You could replace the vanilla with some cinnamon too. Cinnamon helps in improving the blood circulation and brings a glow to your hands. Massage your palms and fingers well to get rid of all the dead skin. Wash off with warm water and pat dry to reveal smoother hands.
3. Lemon and Sugar Scrub
The ability of lemon to lighten the skin tone and also remove dead cells makes it an excellent ingredient in scrubs. This simple hand scrub uses just two ingredients – lemon and sugar. To make the scrub, take one lemon and first grate the peel and collect the lemon zest in a bowl. Add to it two tsp of sugar and then squeeze the juice of the lemon into it. Mix them all together and smooth the scrub on the palms and scrub well. Leave it for a minute and wash off with water. Since this scrub does not have any oils in it and since lemon tends to be drying, it is best to use a hand cream after washing it off and drying your hands.
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4. Sea salt, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E oil Scrub
This scrub makes use of coarse sea salt in combination with coconut oil and vitamin E oil. To increase the goodness of the scrub, you can use a few drops of your favorite essential oil in it too. Take two heaped tsp of sea salt and add to it half a tsp of coconut oil and half a tsp of vitamin E oil. Add 2 drops of your favorite essential oil and mix well. Now massage your wet hands with this scrub for two minutes in circular motions and slough off all the dead skin cells. Wash with warm water and pat dry.