Chapped hands happen when moisture, water and natural oil content in the skin drops down to less than minimum. In this situation a little extra care has to be taken in order to heal the skin of chapped hands. Apart from using the herbal hand lotion and herbal hand ointment that hydrates the skin it is also crucial to cleanse the hand with a mild cleanser. Prepare the herbal cleanser for chapped hands that would cleanse the skin gently without making it dry.
Ingredients Required for Herbal Chapped Hand Cleanser
Cucumber – 1 small size
Honey – ½ Tablespoon
Cornmeal coarse powder – 1 Tablespoon
Warm water mild soap
Cucumber is diuretic in nature because of its high water content. This enables cucumber to cleanse the accumulated dirt and chemical toxins settled in the skin pores. It does without irritating the skin. In addition it relaxes and alleviates the pain in the skin if any. The scientific name of cucumber is Cucumis Sativus.
Honey is added in this chapped hand cleanser to soak up and preserve the skin moisture. It restores the skin natural resources thereby assists in making the chapped hand skin soft and supple again. It also prevents the skin from drying in future. Scientifically honey is termed as Strained Honey, Mel.
Method to Prepare Chapped Hand Herbal Cleanser
First, peel the cucumber and deseed it. Cut into small pieces and put in the mixer to make the juice adding little water to keep the blades moving. Next add honey to it and mix well. Keep this solution aside. In another bowl, put cornmeal coarse powder and soap. Mix well and add lukewarm water little by little to make fine paste.
Steps to Use the Herbal Cleanser for Chapped Hands
Take cornmeal paste in the palm and wash the hands as in washing with soap. Rinse the hands in the lukewarm water (not hot water because it makes skin more dry). This step shall assist in removing the flaked skin and the soluble environmental pollutants.
Now without drying your hands apply nicely the mix of cucumber and honey. Wrap the hands in a plastic wrap (used for covering salads bowls) and cover it with towel. Sit and relax for minimum 15 minutes. Then after rinse the hands and apply the herbal hand lotion.
Absolutely no care and attention given to hands leads to chapped hands. Moreover, this damage happens slowly and gradually although it becomes noticeable after lot of harm is already done. Hence, this herbal cleanser may be little time consuming but has the potential to make the hands smooth and supple again. Also, it shall happen only when it is regularly used twice in week for 2-3 months. Do not delay anymore and treat the chapped hands with this herbal remedy soon!