Natural Beauty Care Guide

Hand Cream and Lotion

As mentioned earlier, there are three types of skin textures: normal, oily and dry. Each type therefore requires a different hand cream or lotion.

In winter your hands need extra nourishment. Try this excellent nourishment for your hands :
One egg, Two tablespoons of almond oil, One tablespoon rose water. Beat all the ingredients well. Take half teaspoon tincture benzoin, add drop by drop, mixing well. Apply this lotion on your hands. Leave it on for at least 2 hours. Wash off. An excellent luxury nourishment for the hands.


Warm 2 cups of milk and pour into a bowl. Add a teaspoonful of salt and stir. Soak hands in warm milk and salt solution. Keep massaging and rubbing around the knuckles and finger joints. Wash off after 10-15 minutes. This exfoliates and nourishes your hands.


1/3 cup glycerin and 2/3 cup rose water. Combine both ingredients. Shake well and pour in a bottle. Store in a cool, dry place. Use several times a day to massage into your hands. Makes the hands soft. It is an ideal softener during winter months.


Take one cup of curd, and to it add a little lime juice. Beat it up and pour into a bowl. Dip your hands into it, all the time massaging and rubbing around the knuckles and finger joints. After 10 minutes wash off with plain water. This is excellent for sunburned hands or those that have been exposed to chemicals and detergents. It acts as a balm, and also lightens the tan on your hands.


One banana, one teaspoon honey, juice of one lemon, one table spoon butter or margarine.
Mash the banana and add to it the honey, lime juice and butter. Blend well together and put it in a container. Apply well, massaging well with firm strokes into your hands. Leave on for 2 hours, then wash off. The hands become very soft and smooth.


Half cup orange juice, one tablespoon honey. Mix well together, and then rub into your hands and nails. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse This is an ideal solution for dry, rough and chapped hands.

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