We all want to have sleek, soft, and well moisturized/hydrated palms. It’s one of the first things people notice about you instantly from a tight handshake!
This makes it a cause for concern when we wake up one day and realize our palms are not as soft as they used to be. You might wonder what went wrong and try to find different softening lotions to solve the problem. Truth is you might be unconsciously doing things that are causing your palms to toughen. You just need to figure out what it is and go from there.
In the meantime, these tips will help you get softer palms:
Protect Your Palms, Always
It’s easy to forget that our palms are as delicate as every other part of our body. They need extra protection too. So when next you’re lifting something heavy or handling a tool, be sure to wear gloves to avoid callouses and blisters. Also, start wearing gloves when washing dishes and always remember to moisturize your hands with a soothing hand lotion after washing dishes, doing laundry or coming in contact with any harsh chemical.
Are you a gym junkie who loves to lift weights or use dumbbells for workout? Well, do yourself some good and get a pair of gym gloves to protect your palms from toughening due to constant contact with metals.
Remember to moisturize your hands before bed time so as to restore your palms’ PH balance. It’s important to moisturize after washing as well. This is because detergents, soaps and shampoos contain sodium sulphate which causes the skin to dry up and shrink. Leaving your palms tough and dry.
Rinsing your palms with clean water and moisturizing with a soothing water based lotion will help retain and seal in moisture, keeping your hands soft and smooth. (Meanwhile, here’s how to know if you are moisturizing the right way.)
At the end of the day, our entire body system needs water to survive. So staying hydrated is the key to almost all of our skin care problems, including the struggle to have softer palms. It helps to always have a bottle of water with you. That way, you can easily take a sip even when you are not particularly thirsty.
Exfoliation is not only beneficial for our face and feet. You should use hand scrubs if you want softer palms. You can make a quick one with coconut oil and sugar. Put a teaspoon of coconut oil in your palm and rub your palms together. Ensure to spread the coconut oil evenly between your fingers. Then add a teaspoon of granulated sugar and scrub all around your hands.
When the oil and sugar mixture is evenly distributed all over your hands, rinse it off with warm water and gently pat your hands dry with a clean towel. Finish off with an intensely moisturizing lotion. Do this 2 to 3 times weekly and you will start to notice your palms soften.
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