Beautiful hands can add a lot to your overall personality. No matter how good looking you are or how well-dressed you are, if your hands do not look at per it is surely going to make a negative impression. It is your hands, after your face that attracts most attention. So, it is important to take care of your hands, just the way you take care of your face.
The good thing is that, the skin of your hands is not as delicate as that of your face and hence just a little bit of extra care can give you fair and beautiful hands. If you are not happy with the skin tone of your hands or if you think that it is not a match with your overall complexion, then try out the below mentioned home remedies to lighten the skin complexion of your hands to two to three tones in months. Read on to know the special fairness tips for hands,
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The daily “hand care” for fairer hands
Before we proceed to the home treatments that can be most helpful to enhance the fairness of the skin of your hands, first we will mention a few points on daily hand care, because these are the primary things that can change the total look and feel of your hands quickly.
Clean and scrub your hands regularly
Cleaning and scrubbing are certainly the most important things to ensure that your hands are in best condition and also the skin is free from dirt and dead cells. The dead cells hide the natural complexion of your hands and hence clearing them off regularly will ensure that your hands look brighter and fairer. Make it a point to focus on your hands while bathing. Use mild cleanser or luxury body wash to rub the skin of the hands lightly and then wash off.
For scrubbing the hands, you can use a branded scrubber or you can also prepare a skin lightening scrub at home as mentioned below. However, in every case make sure to scrub your hands at least thrice a week. Regular scrubbing can actually change the total look of your hands.
Watch the soap you use
Using just any soap on your hands is certainly not the right way to go particularly when you are planning to enhance the complexion of the skin of your hands. Most of the soaps are harsh and comes loaded with alkali that dries out the skin and reaps off even the essential oil. So, apart from the body wash or cleanser you are using during bathing, also take care about the cleanser you are using daily on your hands. Opt for a mild hand cleanser which will not dry out your hands like the harsh soaps do.
Use a fairness skin pack
There are a number of skin packs and treatments that you can use on your hands to lighten the complexion. You can prepare these skin fairness packs right at home with some easy available kitchen ingredients. To know about the best skin fairness packs for hands, check out the net section.
Do not forget to moisturize
Moisturizing makes one of the most vital parts of skin care. To get fairer hands, it is really important that you make sure that your hands are always well moisturized. Dry skin is sure to hamper the brightness of the skin, which will also take a toll on the skin tone. So, always make sure that you use a good moisturizer on your hands, right after washing your hands with a cleanser and also before going to bed at night.
Wax your hands with care
Waxing your hands is a great way to reveal the fairer skin of your hands. Waxing removes the upper layer of dead cells as well as the unwanted hairs on the hand that hide the complexion. Waxing can be a great way to unveil fairer hands but it cannot certainly improve the skin tone of the hands permanently. Rather, waxing with the wrong ingredients for a prolonged span of time can result into darkening of the skin of the hands.
When it comes to waxing of the hands, it is always best to opt for waxing strip or hot wax. Using the hair removal creams infrequently can also work, but you should not use these creams regularly on your hands because these creams invariably comes loaded with chemicals that can darken the skin tone over time with regular use.
So, opt for hot wax, preferably prepared at home or waxing strips for waxing your hands once or twice in a month. However, make sure that you do not wax your hands right after scrubbing or the other way round because that might harm the skin.
In order to improve the skin fairness of the hands, it is important to save your hands from the harmful rays of the sun. Most of us lather our face and to the most the neck part with sunscreen before going out, but commonly the hands are the exposed part of the body that are left even out of the cover of sunscreen. So, if you are concerned about how your hands look and about the skin tone of your hands, it is important that you lather on sunscreen on your hands too.
Remove makeup cautiously from your hands too
Well, all you beautiful girls out there who often opt to put on a layer of foundation on their hands too just to make them look perfect, also make sure that you remove the makeup from your hands with due care before hitting the bead. Just the way makeup can destroy your facial skin if you happen to sleep with it on, makeup will also affect the skin of your hands. So, always make sure that there is no trace of makeup on your hands before you hit the bed.
Pamper your hands with oil massage once in a while
We understand that you have a very busy routine and you hardly find time to pamper yourself, but if you are interested to make the skin of your hands fairer, it is important that you take time to pamper your hands, if not every day then at least once in a week. A thorough oil massage can be very effective to make the skin of your hands not only soft but also fairer and brighter. Hands often show the signs of aging and a weekly oil treatment can help you hide every sign of aging from your hands while improving the skin tone.
After presenting a brief on the most important tips to fairer hands, now we will jump to some of the fairness home treatments for the hands. Use these treatments religiously and you can see the difference just in a month.
Lemon and sugar scrub for fairer hands
This is an easy home treatment that can change the complexion of your hands within weeks. Take 2 spoons sugar. The sugar granules should be of medium size. Add the juice of a lemon in it and use the resulting mixture to scrub your hands lightly, focusing more on the fingers and any other spots or marks on your hands. Scrub for 5-10 minutes and then leave on for 5 more minutes before washing off with water.
Milk, lemon and cucumber to lighten skin tone of hands
Milk has natural skin lightening properties. When cucumber and lemon juice are added to it, it can work effectively to lighten the skin tone of your hands. Take 4-5 spoons of un-boiled milk in a container and add 2 spoons of cucumber juice to it. Finally squeeze in 8-10 drops of fresh lemon juice. Mix the three ingredients together and massage your hands lightly with the resulting mixture for 5 minutes. Leave on for another 10 minutes and then wash off with water, rubbing with your hands.
Get fair hands with turmeric and sandalwood
When it comes to lightening the skin tone, turmeric and sandalwood can always make a reliable option. So, to improve the complexion of your hands, try out this age old skin fairness remedy. Make a smooth paste with fresh turmeric root. Add sandalwood paste with it. You should mix the two in 2:1 proportion. Apply the resulting mixture onto your clean hands and leave on for 15 minutes. Now, soak your hands in water and rub the skin with the pack for 3-5 minutes. Clean the hands with a damp towel and wash off with water.
Papaya treatment for fair looking hands
To lighten the skin complexion of your hands try out green papaya and you will not regret. This treatment can show effect instantly and hence if you have a party to attend and your hands look dull and dark, this quick treatment can give a desired lightening effect to the hands quickly.
Take two cubes of green papaya. Now start rubbing your hands with the softer side of the papaya cubes. Continue rubbing your hands with the cubes for 15 minutes, with 1-2 minutes break in between. Finally wipe off the hands with a damp and hot towel.
Honey, milk powder and lemon skin whitening pack for hands
Honey and lemon both can work miraculously to lighten the shade of your hands. This is a reason why you always find your hands fairer after using a honey lemon waxing mixture on your hands. You can use the same ingredients added with milk powder, as a pack to make sure that your hands remain fair always.
Mix 4 spoons of honey with 2 spoons of powder milk and 1 spoon of lemon juice to make a homogenous mixture. Apply the resulting pack onto your clean hands and leave on for 15-20 minutes. After the span, soak a washcloth in warm water, squeeze out the excess water and remove the pack from your hands with it. Live on.
For fairer hands use oatmeal, tomato and yogurt
Another quick skin lightening treatment for hands can be prepared with oatmeal, tomato and yogurt. Oatmeal gives a scrubbing and brightening effect to the skin. Yogurt moisturizes and lightens skin complexion while the tomato helps in removing skin tan.
Take 2 spoons of oatmeal and add 2 spoons of yogurt to it. Grind a tomato in a mixer and add 3 spoons of the tomato puree with the other ingredients. Mix the three well and apply the resulting pack on the hands. Let it set for 15 minutes and then start rubbing it with damp hands. Finally remove the pack with a damp and warm cotton cloth.
Licorice pack for fairer hands
Licorice is a root which is one of the well-known natural agents for skin lightening. A licorice pack can give you effective results if you are trying to lighten the skin tone of your hands. Collect licorice roots and grind it to a paste in a mixer grinder. Add required amount of rose water to it to make a smooth paste.
If you find licorice root powder, you can directly add rosewater to it to make a smooth paste. Apply the resulting pack onto your cleaned hands and leave on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with plenty of water. Repeat every day and you can see results just in 7 days.
Orange peel scrub for fairness of hands
Oranges are filled with vitamin C and a scrub made from orange peel can effectively remove the tan as well as dead skin cells from the hands, revealing brighter complexion. Take dried orange peels and grind them to powder.
Mix adequate amount of this orange peel powder with raw cow’s milk to make a soft paste. Apply this pack onto your hands and leave on for 20 minutes. Rub your hands with damp hand for 5 minutes and remove with a damp cotton cloth.
Potato treatment to lighten skin tone of hands
The juice of potato has the miraculous property of lightening any irregular pigmentation on the skin. You can use potato slices to get fairer hands. Just peel a potato and make thin slices with it. Now rub the potato slices onto your hands, concentrating more on the scars and darkened areas. Continue the rubbing for 10-15 minutes at least and then leave on for few more minutes before washing off with water. Repeat every day for best results.
Aloe vera and ginger for lighter skin tone of hands
Aloe Vera nourishes the skin and also imparts a brightening effect. It also helps in removing the dead cells from the skin which naturally makes skin lighter. Ginger on the other hand is known for its skin brightening effects. Collect the pulp of Aloe Vera, smash it to a paste and add few drops of ginger juice to it. Now massage your hands with the resulting mixture for 15 minutes and then remove it with a damp wash cloth. Repeat every day for the best results.
Moisturizing hot oil massage for fair hands
When you are trying to get fairer hands, it is important to moisturize and nourish the skin of the hands in the best way. A hot oil massage before going to bed can be highly effective to give you softer and fairer hands naturally. Here is the step by step procedure,
Preparing the oil blend
Take adequate amount of olive oil to cover both of your hands in a steel container. Now add 2 inch of licorice root to this oil and heat it under flame, till the oil starts to bubble.Let it bubble for 3-4 minutes and then squeeze the licorice root in the hot oil with a tong and remove it. The hot oil blend for fairer hands is ready.
- Start massaging the oil onto your hands once it has cooled down but is still warm.
- Continue massaging for 10 -12 minutes at least for each of the hands.
- Now soak a washcloth in warm water, squeeze out the excess water.
- Remove the excess oil left on the hands with this hot water soaked washcloth. Do not wash off with water.
Take this oil massage after cleansing your hands properly at night before going to bed. You can see improvements in the skin tone of your hands within 3-4 days. However, to make the effects permanent continue the treatment. It will not only make your hands fairer, but will also make them softer, supple and much younger to look at.
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