Treat your hands respectfully with the ultimate home spa manicure.
For maximum benefit, begin by removing nail polish, and lightly filing nails with an emery board to a smooth curve.
If you have time, combine the three treatments.
Hand and Nail Soak
A simple concoction containing buttermilk and almond oil will exfoliate, condition your hands and stimulate nail growth.
Store preparation in a glass container in the refrigerator. Gently shake before use.
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup warm distilled water
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
Combine ingredients with a whisk. Soak hands for 15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Combine ingredients and massage into nails and cuticles.
Store remaining preparation in a glass container in a cool, dark place.
Apricot Hand Mask
- 1/4 cup dried apricots
- 1/4 cup plain yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
Blend ingredients until smooth. Spread mask onto hands and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.