Published On: Thu, Dec 17th, 2015

5 Homemade things for hands and feet



Cold wind gives a good feeling, but it also cause for the flaky, cracking and itchy skin of hands face and feet which give pain and an ugly look. Hands and feet are significant and most prominent parts of our body. Some people just care for face and don’t pay attention to hands and feet which are equally important. In winter due to the dry air, our skin dehydrates and makes the outer skin dry, scaly and itchy. So, when weather change it is important that you pay a little extra attention to your hands and feet. Choice of skin products also add to skin condition; harsh soaps and use of hot water can damage the skin so shun employing dry soap, lotion, and other drying products. The moisturizer that is used in summer and spring has not the same effects in winter.

  1. Make a moisturizer:

A moisturizer can be made at home by mixing ¼ cup glycerine, ¼ cup lemon juice and ½ cup rose water in a bottle. After making this mixture applies it on your hands and feet every day each time you wash them particularly previous to going to bed. It makes your skin smooth and soft.

  1. Use an exfoliating scrub

After some days, it is important to get rid of dead skin cells. So rub your hands and feet as well as your face. For making exfoliate scrub at home put 1/2 cup sea salt, ¼ cup coconut oil and four drops of essential oil in a jar and shake well to mix everything. Softly massage a little amount of this scrub on your hands and feet for five minutes then wash with warm water. Make it dry and then use lotion.

  1. Wear gloves and socks

Whenever you go out in winter then wear gloves and socks for the reason that the skin of hands is thin, sensitive and delicate, and cold and hard winds can damage it.

  1. Get rid of cracked heels

Some people ignore cracked heels and this can affect you image so pay attention to your feet. To get rid of these cracked heels, fill warm water in a tub and put in two tablespoon salt then dip feet in warm water for 10 minutes then dehydrated them. Combine 1 tablespoon petroleum jelly and 2 drops lemon juice and use it on foot as a moisturizer on your feet, particularly on cracked heels and the dress in gentle cotton socks.

  1. Do oil massage

Massage with coconut oil or olive oil twice a week on the lines of hands and feet prior to going to bed and then clean with warm water in the morning. You can also mix Multani Matti and water to create a soft paste, use it on hands and feet for 20 minutes and then clean with warm water.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.