Dry Cracked Hands

Last Update: May 29, 2017

Hello Dear Colleagues

Dry, cracked hands is a problem for many people. Sadly, for some individuals, the problem becomes chronic. This condition, In addition to giving an unhygienic appearance, the small wounds open the door to Bloodborne Pathogens and infections; however, there are some home remedies which, in general (as long as we are not suffering from fungus infection or metabolic/medical condition) will return your hands to a healthy and smooth look.

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Coconut and Olive Oil

Warm/Heated Coconut or olive oil applied to the hands before going to sleep.

Milk Cream

Mixing five drops of lime, a teaspoon of milk and two teaspoons of milk cream. Rub on the hands and leave overnight, for better results


Contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe dry, itchy skin.

One teaspoon of curd with one tablespoon of honey and few drops of lime. Leave it for 10 minutes. For better result, it may be left overnight


Olive Oil and Castor oil

One teaspoon of Organic cold-pressed olive oil mixed with one teaspoon of castor oil and honey.

Olive Oil and Coconut Oil

Mix one tablespoon, of each, extra virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric.

Place it in a small metallic cup and heat. Apply to hands and, preferably, leaveit on overnight


Sunflower Seed Oil

Warm/heated. Removes dead skin leaving your hands with a silky and healthy look.

Hibiscus Oil

Apply, and Live it overnight

Coco Oil or Cocoa Butter and Vaseline

Apply and keep overnight for perfect results. It removes dead skin

Aloe Vera Gel

Apply and keep overnight to get a beautiful and soft skin.

Shea Butter

Apply, leave it overnight to remove dead skin and heals.

To your health and safety !


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didihorizon Premium
Thanks for sharing.
Capu1 Premium
Thank you Didi
Kambas Premium
Thank you very much for this Lisa, my hands are cracked terribly, here in SA we have dry winters :/

Is it okay to just use normal olive oil, does it have to be warm?

Kind regards,
Capu1 Premium
Hi Kamil
Yes it is ok to use at room temperature. Other practice is to put latex, disposable gloves, after you have cover your hands with the oil and leave the gloves on for about 20 minutes,You can do this at night, as often as possible, while watching TV, reading or performing other tasks. after taking the gloves off, just clean your hands with a towel.

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Kambas Premium
Brilliant Lisa, thank you so much ;)
ericpierre Premium
Great post Lisa with so much useful information.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Capu1 Premium
Thank you Eric
reanna1 Premium
Olive oil is the best!
Capu1 Premium
Thank you Rebecca.
I am sure you have good olive oil there.
VitaliyG Premium Plus
Such a wealth of info Lisa! I hope you're putting this amazing knowledge on your niche site :)
Capu1 Premium
Thank you Vitality !