Dry chapped hands home remedies

Chapped hands can be painful and sore. Chapped hands may be smoothed by using moisturizing creams and lotions and avoid your hands on exposure in hot water. If your hands become badly chapped in winter, you must use hydro-cortisone cream it will help your hands to become smoother and chapped free. Dry, cracked and badly chapped hands are really a big problem for those who mostly going outdoors and doing heavy housework like washing clothes, washing the dishes and etc. When winter starts cracked and chapped hands are starting appearing because you have lack of moisture in your hands. Whenever you wash your hands with soap or face wash during the day in winters you start facing problems of chapping. When your skin becomes too dry and rough that time you start facing the problem of chapped hands.

Dry chapped hands home remedies

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Everyone experiences chapped hands in their early age. The problems of chapped hands are that your skin doesn’t have sufficient moisture capacity. As a result your hands become rough and dry and it further reduces the moisture from your skin.

Tips for Chapped and Cracked Hands

  1. Put some sugar about one or two tablespoons in your hands, then add some olive or body oil what ever you like, rub together like washing your hands, then add a liquid soap or face wash, continue to rub until sugar is completely dissolved then pat dry and after that add moisturizer to your hand for maximum result.
  2. You can use cork-Huskers lotion it helps quite a bit. Use Aquaphor, Curel lotions for chapped hands and balm, yes this stuff uses of cows but it really works especially if you slather and cover your hands with gloves overnight. Don’t forget to drink a lot of water; your hands will crack if you are dehydrated.
  3.  Wash your hands in warm water not much hotter, but leave damp. After that rub your hands gently with Vaseline, while they are still some damp. Actually Vaseline seals the moisture, so put on cotton gloves in a pinch you can also use socks as well. Keep it overnight in the morning your hands should be better and have smoothie effect.
  4. Soak your hand in lemon juice for 5 minutes and then wash off. Do this remedy twice a week. It will help to get rid of the dryness.
  5. Try soy Pete because it really works, it even stays on your hands through hand washing throughout the day. I really love it because it helps severe chapped skin and hands even much better.


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  1. says

    Hi Hira, nice tips! I have heard of some ladies using papaya or kiwi with some olive oil, it helps healing and exfoliate the old skin too. :)

  2. hannah says

    I don’t know why, but my hands get really dry skin on them and it itches and burns. I tired putting lotion on them but it just makes it burn worse. What can I put on them to heal them? and also why do I get it on my hands? please help me

  3. Brianna says

    My hands get raw and chapped in fall and winter. Sometimes I use Aveeno oatmeal lotion and slather on my hands. I also have a very bad habit of not drinking enough fluids throughout the day and washing my hands too much. I have read your home remedies; I am going to try them. If you have any other suggestions then please share with me here. Thank you

    • hira khan says

      Before you go to bed at night, put some vasoline and good dry hand repair lotion made with vitamin A&D. After that put a pair of gloves, its keeps moisture in.

  4. says

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.

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    • says

      When you are cleaning, try to use gloves so your hands won’t be dried out by all of the chemicals. Also, i heard getting a Paraffin Wax Spa Treatment makes your hands (and feet) INCREDIBLY soft. I use St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter and i am happy to say i have nice, soft hands

  5. says

    Hi Hira.. I am brown skinned girl of 20 , but I hav been suffering from extremely dry and wrinkled skin.. Pls can u help me with any tips that won’t bleach or make me fairer .. Thanks

  6. melissa says

    I have really dry hands.
    They can crack, bleed, and even break out because they are so dry.
    It’s even painful to pick up a pencil in class
    I use lotions but they all make it worse.
    I am dying for a solution
    do you recommend anything?
    p.s: i have sensitive skin

    • says

      use Oriflame Nourishing Hand Cream for Dry Hands and Every night before going to bed, massage the dried skin of hands with olive oil. The active ingredients of olive oil will retain the lost moisture. Mix 2 tbsp of mayonnaise and a tsp of baby oil. Apply this on dry cracked hands and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it off.

  7. says

    Hi Hira,
    I work in a Lebanese restaurant as a dish washer and Sous’ chef. My hands are dry, cracked, chapped, not bleeding but at times clear fluid stupid from the cracks. When I have to cut lettuce for salads and make spiced onions with an Arabic seasoning called Sumac, and season pita with Za’atar, my hands seem to get even worse and the seasonings and lettuce often stain my hands brown in the cracks. What’s even worse is the seasonings really burn my already sore hands. I’ve tried wearing gloves of all types and ask they do is hold in the water from the dish sink and the moisture from my hands sweating. This only makes my hands hurt worse and makes me drop dishes and lose grip on the veggies I’m slicing which often leads to nasty cuts. I read somewhere that applying super glue to the cracks would help remedy some of the problem but when I tried it I only experienced more pain. I’ve gonna as far as coating my hands in Neosporin+pain relief and this only seemed to ease the discomfort temporarily and afterwards the cracking got worse. My question is: What can I do to ease the discomfort and aide in the healing process AND what measures, if any, can I take, given the nature of my job, to prevent this problem in the future. Thank you for your help and keep in mind that I have to handle food at work 6 days a week, so I guess an herbal or natural product/treatment would be best unless you know of something that is medicated but still safe. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND ADVICE.

    • says

      when you wear gloves first apply some olive oil into your hands then wear gloves. Hey use sesame oil – it is very good. It moisturizes and it works. Just put few drops on your palms each time u wash ur hands. mix sugar [or coarse sea salt. depending on what you have on hand] with enough olive oil to make a paste. rub it on your hands and anywhere else you want to feel smooth and baby soft. the sugar exfoliates and really leaves your skin soft. the olive oil hydrates.

  8. says

    * SORRY hira-NOT “clear fluid STUPID from the cracks….”clear fluid SEEPS (LEAKS) from the cracks…. Like when a scab is trying to form but doesn’t…..

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