My mom always says that the way to tell a person’s real age is by looking at their neck and their hands. Our hands take such a beating in the winter – they make us look older than we are.
Our hands are under loved. Think of how many times you register that your hands feel dry or even chapped and you still don’t stop and take 30 seconds to put some lotion on to soothe and hydrate.
Hands, take a stand! Demand the ever so easy but oh, so effective, brown sugar and olive oil scrub.
1 teaspoon of brown sugar combined in a bowl with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. It’s that easy. Now you have a great hand scrub-a-dub-dub! Very gently rub this scrub into hands and cuticles for a full 2 minutes. Do this over a sink.
Rinse and then lightly wash hands with soap, just enough to remove any remaining sugar particles. Pat dry and immediately apply a lotion.
Your hands will look better. They’ll feel better. They’ll be healthier.
The sugar works because it’s gritty but also because it’s got glycolic acid in it. The olive oil works because your skin’s natural moisturizer is like oil, not water. Also, olive oil has healthy fats in it called omegas that are super good for skin.
Your skin is an organ, like your stomach or your liver. It’s part of your immune system – it’s your body’s first line of defense against invaders like bacteria and virus. And just like your liver and your stomach, you only get one skin. Take care of those hard working hands.