Make hand mask yourself: The two best recipes

Your hands are cracked and red? Here you will find out how you can do something good for your hands and make a nourishing hand mask yourself.

Make hand mask yourself: well-groomed hands

Frequent hand washing, dry heating air, cold, and sun - our hands have to go through a lot. No wonder that the skin is affected at some point and sometimes painful cracks and redness appear. Caring hand masks, which can be easily made yourself, help ...

Make hand mask yourself: Here's how

Hand mask with coconut oil, curd cheese, and egg

  • 3 tbsp curd cheese
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Mix the ingredients thoroughly into a creamy mass.
  2. Apply the hand mask to your hands. 
  3. If necessary, you can pull cotton gloves over your hands: this enhances the nourishing effect.
  4. After 20 minutes of exposure, rinse the hand mask with lukewarm water.
  • Coconut oil moisturizes your skin and has an antibacterial effect.
  • Quark also moisturizes and supports the healing process of the skin.
  • The egg yolk gives your hand mask valuable antioxidants, trace elements, minerals and vitamins.

Hand mask with banana, olive oil, and honey

  • Half a banana (ripe)
  • 2 tbsp honey (organic)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Crush the banana with a fork to get a creamy porridge. 
  • Stir in the honey and olive oil and mix everything well.
  • Spread the mask on your hands and, if necessary, put on cotton gloves. This allows the mask to be drawn in better.
  • Leave the hand mask on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • The banana puree is moisturizing and contains vitamins.
  • Honey provides your skin with antioxidants, amino acids, and anti-inflammatory enzymes.
  • Olive oil also serves as a moisturizer, acts against wrinkles and protects against free radicals.

Why do our hands need an extra dose of care?

Our hands hardly have any sebaceous glands. However, sebaceous glands are responsible for providing the skin with a thin layer of fat, which would protect it from drying out. Furthermore, there is hardly any subcutaneous fat on the hands and the skin on the back of the hand is also very thin. These factors mean that the skin on the hands is hardly protected under heavy strain and quickly loses moisture. Our hands are particularly exposed to extreme temperatures or mechanical stress. Cracked and dry hands are the result. You need an extra helping of hand care as soon as possible!
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