Best Homemade Hand Scrubs You Need In Your Life (For Different Skin Types)

When it comes to your face, your mirror never fails to impress you. And why not? You take great care of your facial skin, pamper it every now and then, and leave no stone unturned to make it look gorgeous. Your efforts are highly appreciable, indeed! But what about your hands? Do they impress you equally? Or, do they remind you of your age and household responsibilities every time you look at them? If the latter one is true, you are depriving them of your love and we are also not in love with you, lady! It is high time that you think about the beauty of your arms and make them soft and glowing with the help of homemade hand scrubs. Know about the best DIY scrubs depending on your skin type.

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Why Exfoliate Hands Regularly?

Just like you take care of your face, it is very important that you take care of your hands too. Your hands are exposed to all things bad, such as dirt, dust, germs, sunlight, cold, harsh substances, and many more. Moreover, they keep the house clean and organized through all those daily chores. Have a close look and you will find them dry, cracked, wrinkled, and even worse than that.

Regular exfoliation will help you slough off dead cells from the surface layers of your hands, thereby making them smoother, softer, and brighter. It will also take years off them and create a youthful appearance. Hence, make exfoliation a must in your hand care routine.

Make sure that your hands are not dry during winter as the climate itself sucks out all the moisture from the skin and makes it look dry and wrinkled.

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Why Use Homemade Scrubs?

While exfoliation is crucial to get naturally soft and glowing hands, it is important to find a good exfoliator or scrub for this purpose. There are hundreds of scrubs available in the market and you can easily pick the one of your choice. But commercial hand scrubs come loaded with harmful chemicals, which tend to put off most of the women. Moreover, they are expensive and it may not be feasible for everyone to invest in them.

Conversely, our kitchen is full of skin-friendly ingredients that work great in warding off dead cells from the outermost layer of the skin. The best part is, they allow you to take care of your hands in a natural as well as inexpensive way. So, it is always a wise idea to try homemade hand scrubs rather than the store-bought ones.

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Why Use Scrubs As Per Skin Types?

Not all scrubs work in the same way and hence, different types of skin require different types of scrub. Being prone to skin eruptions, an oily skin needs exfoliation to reduce the excess secretion of oil. A dry skin, on the other hand, is deprived of natural oil and produces lots of flakes, which needs to be eliminated through scrubbing. Unlike these two, a sensitive skin will need a gentle exfoliator devoid of chemical, fragrance, etc. to keep sensitivity and redness away. Therefore, consider your skin type and choose scrubs that will help your hands produce a glow from within.

We give you a list of DIY scrubs (for oily, dry, and sensitive skin) that are completely free of chemicals and as beneficial as high-end ones. Check them out here:

Homemade Hand Scrubs For Oily Skin

1. Lemon And Sugar 


  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp.
  • Sugar – ½ tsp.

Method: Mix them and rub directly on the hands in a circular motion. Continue until the sugar crystals get dissolved into the skin completely.

2. Yogurt And Honey 


  • Yogurt – 1 tbsp.
  • Honey – 3 tbsps.
  • Oatmeal – ¼ cup

Method: Transfer all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Apply this mixture to one hand and scrub gently in a circular motion. Repeat on both hands and then, wash it off.

3. Sea Salt And Baby Oil


Method: Mix the ingredients and massage it on your hands in both clockwise and anti-clockwise motion. Use it every two days to get the best results.

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Homemade Hand Scrubs For Dry Skin

4. Olive Oil And Sugar


  • Olive oil – 3 tbsps.
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsps.

Method: Mix everything together and massage your hands, legs, and body with it gently until the sugar gets dissolved. This scrub is good to eliminate dead cells as well as dirt while maintaining the natural oil balance of the skin.

5. Chocolate And Brown Sugar 


  • Cocoa – ¼ cup
  • Brown sugar – ½ cup
  • Canola oil – ½ cup

Method: Mix the ingredients in a bowl and apply it to your hands as well as wherever required on your body. Massage gently by following small circular motions and rinse off with tepid water.

6. Pumpkin And Olive Oil


  • Pumpkin – ½ cup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsps.
  • Ginger – ¼-inch
  • Clove powder – 1 pinch
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch

Method: Grind the pumpkin into a smooth paste and grate the ginger nicely. Put them into a bowl, add all other ingredients, and combine well. Apply all over your hands and scrub the dead skin away.

7. Oatmeal And Aloe Vera


Method: Grind the oatmeal into a coarse powder and put it into a bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. You have your scrub ready. Apply it, scrub gently, and rinse it away.

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Homemade Hand Scrubs For Sensitive Skin

8. Honey And Baking Soda


Method: Blend the ingredients properly and massage your hands with the mixture by following small circular motions. This will work both as a scrub and a mask.

9. Lemon Essential Oil And Jojoba Oil


  • Lemon essential oil – 4-5 drops
  • Jojoba oil – 3 tbsps.
  • Sugar – ½ cup

Method: Use jojoba oil as the carrier and blend lemon essential oil and sugar with it. Apply the mixture to your hands and boost blood circulation throughout them while getting rid of dead cells.

10. Banana And Oatmeal


  • Banana – 1 small
  • Oatmeal – ½ cup
  • Honey – 1 tsp.

Method: Mash the banana to make a smooth puree (should not have any lump). Add coarsely ground oatmeal and honey to it. Mix nicely and apply all over your hands. Exfoliate gently and rinse off with lukewarm water.


Moisturize your hands as soon as you are done with exfoliatin. This restores hydration and prevents dirt from clinging to the skin. 

Remember, clean and well-maintained hands speak a thousand words about you. So, show them some love.

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Divya Rechesh

Divya Rechesh is a Freelance Writer based in Mumbai currently. Outgoing, spunky and practical is what describes her the best. She hopes to experience new things everyday in life and contribute something to this world through her writing.

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