When it comes to skincare, we tend towards focusing on the face and in the process, we usually sideline the rest of our body. While we love clear, glowing skin, especially on our faces, there's no doubt that soft and smooth hands are a real crowd-puller. So hand scrubs are the best way to up your skin ritual game this year. Readymade products are usually the go-to but trust us, these homemade scrubs can be a true game-changer for your skin. We have curated a list of the 7 best homemade hand scrubs ideal for achieving soft, supple and smooth hands.
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These Homemade Hand Scrubs Are Perfect For Soft And Smooth Hands
1. Epsom Salt Hand Scrub
Epsom salt is the best way to exfoliate, It also helps in dealing with inflammation and redness. For this hand scrub you will need 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of olive or grapeseed oil. Now add Epsom salt and the carrier oil in a bowl and mix well until you get a smooth consistency. You can now simply apply it on your hands and massage it gently for 1-2 minutes.
2. Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub
Coconut oil has been a go-to ingredient for almost every beauty worry. It helps in soothing the skin and makes it soft. For this scrub, you will need 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of sea salt and a few drops of lime juice. Now you need to mix one tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey. Then add sea salt and sugar to this and mix well. Now add lime juice to it and blend for 20-30 seconds. Gently rub the scrub on your hands for a minute or two and then rinse it.
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3. Coffee Scrub
Coffee happens to be another essential ingredient when it comes to exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin. For this scrub, you will need 3 tablespoons of coffee, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Now mix the ingredients perfectly, gently apply on your hands and massage it. Rinse off after 2-3 minutes with warm water.
4. Vitamin E Scrub
Give your hands the goodness of vitamin E with this scrub. It is perfect to help in removing dead skin cells. For this scrub, you will need 2 tablespoons of granulated brown sugar and 5-6 drops of vitamin E oil. Blend both the ingredients perfectly until you get a smooth paste-like consistency and then apply it on your hands and gently massage for a minute or two.
5. Ginger And Sugar Scrub
For this scrub, you need 1/2 kg ginger, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 3-4 almonds and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Grate the ginger after removing the peel and then boil it along with the coconut oil for about minutes. Then strain the liquid and let it cool down for a bit and then apply it to your hands and massage gently.
6. Strawberry And Sugar Scrub
Strawberries have antioxidant properties which truly are beneficial for the skin. To make this scrub, you would need 3/4 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of almond oil, 5-6 strawberries and 2 cups of sugar. Grind the strawberries in a blender then add some sugar and almond oil into that powder and then add coconut oil to it and stir them well. You can store the mixture in a jar or bowl as well. Apply a certain required amount to your hands and rub them gently for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
7. Essential Oil Scrub
This one happens to be the easiest and most hassle-free way to make a scrub. For this scrub, you will need 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil. Now mix the ingredients and then apply it on your hands gently.