How to get Callused Hands Soft

Callused hands are usually caused by hard labor that is often accomplished by the repetitive use of the hands. Most people cannot help but allow their hands to become callused, but luckily for them, these hands can become soft once again.

Soft hands require a bit of attention. If you cannot give back to your hands as much as they have given to you, they will tire more easily and they will look more callused. The following products and techniques will help give your hands that rose-soft feel.

– Apply moisturizers as often as possible. Organic and natural moisturizing lotions are a bit on the pricey side, but they will make your hands softer because they do not have ingredients that can dry your skin (such as sodium laureth sulfate). Apply these moisturizers at least once every two hours, although you may want to apply them more often if you live in an especially dry climate.

– The best moisturizers, however, are natural oils. These are probably less expensive than processed lotions, and you can probably find a few choices in your pantry. Although you can use olive oil, flaxseed and coconut oil are your best choices. These have a higher vitamin E content and they will keep your hands moisturized and softer for a longer period of time. Massage your hands with these oils for at least twenty minutes twice a week.

– Soak your hands in a “hand bath.” Mix 1 part baking soda with 2 parts water (1 cup of baking soda with 2 cups of warm water). Soak your hands for at least ten minutes, then gently scrub with a soft toothbrush, as described next.

– Use a soft toothbrush to remove any layer of dead skin cells. Usually calluses need more than just oils and lotions to get them back to their original state. Calluses form because the skin hardens over time because of constant work. You can think of calluses just like cracked heels; the dead skin cells pile up, and the area looks and feels harder than the rest of the area. Dip the soft toothbrush in a bit of gentle soap, and scrub for a few minutes. Rinse, pat dry, then repeat as often as necessary.

Callused hands will tell you the story of a person’s life. Hard-working and versatile, hands with calluses need special care and attention if they are to become soft again. This is not to say, however, that callused hands are not beautiful hands.