How to Get More Benefits From Hand Creams


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This simple tip helps give you even better results from your favorite hand creams. 


The colder the weather becomes, the more our hands usually suffer with extra dryness and flakiness due to winter.  As a result, we are constantly slathering on hand creams and lotions to help repair the damage.  However, if you want to do more to speed up that awful cycle for smoothing away the dryness, I have a tip you need to try for how to get more benefits from hand creams.

To make those healing hand products perform to the max, I suggest gently exfoliating your hands first to get rid of the dead skin that could be blocking the complete absorption of your chosen skin care just as you would do for your face.  After all, that dry skin is not doing you any good.  Instead, it is holding you from total healing and smoothness.

You don’t need anything fancy to exfoliate your hands.  What I use is a little sugar to olive oil mix to rub over the skin.  A teaspoon of sugar to another teaspoon of the olive oil works wonderfully for this purpose.  You can also use cornmeal with some olive oil as well.  If you hands are more irritated in their current condition, you can try baking soda as a gentle exfoliant for this purpose.

After you initially rub that oil and sugar over that rough skin of your hands, you don’t want to immediately rinse the mix off.  You want to keep this mix on your hands for at least 10 minutes-15 minutes before washing it off. This will give the olive oil enough time to properly moisturize as well as aid to plump up the skin with its antioxidants.

I hope that on those occasions when your hands are extra rough that you try this simple fix of mine for how to get more benefits from hand creams because it does help smooth the skin so much more this way.




  1. doreen lamoureux
    October 19, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Good Morning. Any chance you can me the link where I can get this 6 piece set. Christmas is coming and I need to get 3 sets of these in Canada? Cannot seem to find them in a set like this. Thanks so much for the post.

  2. VickeC
    October 24, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    interesting,,good advice to know

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