20 Minutes To Soft and Beautiful Hands: DIY

by Somreeta Mukherjee on September 28, 2012 · 65 comments

20 Minutes To Soft and Beautiful Hands: DIY

Dry and rough hands never give you a comfortable feeling. No matter how much time you spend on looking good for a much-awaited function, if your hands appear parched, your entire look is at stake. Beautiful hands come with regular care. However, if you are in hurry and your hands feel dry, here is a DIY which you may like to try. I am sure you would love the smooth, nourished and soft feeling it imparts to your hands.

20 Minutes To Soft and Beautiful Hands DIY

20 Minutes DIY to soft and beautiful hands – Ingredients:

You would need the following ingredients:

  • Soaked walnuts (if not available, soaked almonds would do).
  • Rose water (I use Dabur Gulabari).
  • Milk.
  • Honey.
  • Olive oil (I use Bertolli Classico Olive oil).

You would also need nail polish remover, cotton, towel, nail-clipper, nail file, nail polish and a beautiful ring of your choice if you want added embellishment.

20 Minutes DIY to soft and beautiful hands – Steps:

You wouldn’t perhaps like to call it a “manicure” because it doesn’t necessarily include all the steps involved there. However, it is quite akin to one and takes care of your hands in 15 minutes’ time:

1. Remove any nail polish on your nails with a good quality nail polish remover and cotton.
2. Take some lukewarm water in a bowl and add some drops of olive oil in it. Soak your hands in it for some time.
3. Dry your hands with a towel and clip the nails. File your nails to shape them.

Manicure

4. Take some soaked walnuts and grind them. About 2 to 3 whole walnuts should be sufficient.

Walnut

5. It is better to use the pestle and mortar for grinding the walnuts. This will ensure that the particles are not crushed to make a smooth paste (as in a mixer). Walnuts would be used for exfoliation and hence the pestle and mortar business.

Ground Walnut

6. Add rose water to the ground walnuts, 2 to 3 spoons should be enough.

Rose Water

7. Scrub your hands by rubbing the walnut-rosewater mixture. Use hand-washing movements. Rinse off with plain water.

Walnut Scrub

8. Take 2 spoons of milk.

Milk

9. Add a spoon of honey.

Honey

10. Add a spoon of olive oil and mix the ingredients properly.

Olive Oil

11. Take the mixture in small batches and apply on your hands like you apply body lotion. Reapply and massage well. Repeat this process over and over again till the mixture is used up.

Olive Oil Massage

12. As you massage, the mixture is absorbed by your skin and a sticky feeling persists on the hands. Rinse with plain water.

Hand

13. Apply nail polish of your choice and let it dry. Depending upon your mood and needs, you can choose any shade. I chose a gorgeous shade just because I felt an intense urge to color my nails dark red. I used Oriflame Visions Quick Dry Nail Polish (Black Cherry).

Nail Polish

14. Embellish your finger with a ring to add extra brilliance to your hands. I wore a purple-stone studded ring which I picked at a random and which I love a lot!

Soft Hands

20 Minutes DIY to soft and beautiful hands – Time Management:

  • Nail polish removal- 2 minutes.
  • Hand soak- 3 minutes.
  • Nail clipping and filing- 3 minutes.
  • Hand scrubbing- 2 minutes.
  • Hand massage- 5 minutes.
  • Nail polish application- 3 minutes.
  • 2 minutes for drying the nail polish applied

This DIY wouldn’t take more than 20 minutes at the most.

15 Minutes to soft and beautiful hands – Pointers:

• It can be a part of your daily hand care regimen.
• It is effective on normal to dry hands.
• If your hand is extra-dry, you may like to add milk in the scrub instead of rosewater and two spoons of olive oil to the hand massage recipe instead of one.
• The DIY is cheap and can be done with the most easily available ingredients.

How To Get Youthful Hands
How To Choose The Right Perfume
How to Apply Pencil Eyeliner – tutorial
How to Fix Common Makeup Mistakes
How To Curl Hair Without Heat – Rags
How to Become Fair Naturally
How To Minimize A Large Forehead
How to Wear Belts
How To Perm Hair
How to Apply Liquid Foundation using Flat Top Kabuki Brush

madam gupshup forums
20 Minutes To Soft and Beautiful Hands: DIY Overall rating: 0 out of 5 based on 0 reviews.


Reviewer's Name
Reviewer's Email
Review Title
Rating
Review Content

{ 65 comments… read them below or add one }

Nafisa Ali September 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

u have beautiful hands!! oh my!! ♥
& this sounds so easy yet so effective! thanks for sharing! 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

thanx a lot Nafisa… 😀 this is one of the easiest DIYs i follow, whenever i get time…..done regularly, it shows nice results….

Reply

priti September 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

wow nice diy somreeta it is so helpful for my tan hands

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Priti, for tanned hands, using the lemon-sugar scrub is of more benefit…and also use curd..Thanks a lot dear 🙂

Reply

Aru September 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

your hands look really soft and pretty. I so admire you women for coming up with such useful and inexpensive methods. Milk, honey, walnits, oil all so easily available. we just need some patience and a reminder to do it..:) thanks for yet another wonderful post Somreeta.

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

i always believe in simplicity and convenience….hope my post shows dat 😛 thanx Aruna…long time, where were u…

Reply

Parita September 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

your hands are so soft! wow..thanks for the DIY!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Thank u Pari….did u tell you dat i loved ur cake recipes…???????? mind blowing

Reply

Shweta K. September 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

So pretty hands! I am definitely going to follow this regime.

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm

thank u Shweta…hope u find it usefl…. 😀

Reply

sandhya September 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Somreeta beautiful hands!!!!!!!!!!!! I luuuuuv ppl with beautiful hands! its been an obsession since childhood! Now i know how to make my own hands beautiful! Trust if james cameroon had seen your hands before the titanic it would have been your hands that he would have potrayed in those drawings that Jack shows! The nail polish and ring go to well.

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

aww sandhya…dats such a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge complimnt my god…i hp james cameroon is listening….fr his next venture….lol 😀

Reply

Shami September 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

OMG, Such a pretty hands!!!! at first while seeing in Home page, i thought it was so models or actress hands that you have taken for reference…
And such looooong nails :), my nails would be half the length as urs 😥

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

thanx a lot Shami…this is such a cute compliment i got frm u..i know, nail breaking is a prob….try adding calcium to ur diet and i hope dat will help.. 🙂

Reply

flygirl September 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

handsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss omg

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

FG……hehehe 😀 😀 😀

Reply

sweta September 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Lovely hands Somereeta 😀

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm

thank dearie.. 😀

Reply

Ila September 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

U have b’ful hands! I thought they are of some random model’s! thanks for sharing this! this is so useful!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm

im so glad u liked so much Ila… 🙂

Reply

Neha September 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

You have like the prettiest hands i have ever seen….such slender artistic fingers,absolutely lovely!!!!

And i guess I have said this earlier too,but you are truly the absolute goddess of DIYs!!!

such an easy technique,with such easily available things,only you are capable of coming up with something like this!!!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

hahahaha…Neha, u r never tired of showering such beautiful words for me sweetie…tell me, hoz ur anniversary ? hope u had a lovely day……….

Reply

ayesha September 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

thats a lovely DIY and u hav beautiful hands!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

thank u ayesha… so glad… 🙂

Reply

rajni September 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

beautiful hands u hv Somereeta :)…..it reminded me of one of our classmate Aarti with lotus shape hands..we used to say, If ur fatehr selects a groom u go in veil and jst show the boy ur hands. He wud instantly going to say “YES” ‘ :)……such lvly hands…ppl cud hv beautiful features bt hands n feet rarely. You one of those n m sure u r as pretty n lovely as ur hands…..gud share thnks

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

aww……thank you rajni…..BTW…nice advice to ur friend…useful..hihihi

Reply

neha September 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

thats lovely…would do it for sure..:) thanks for sharing!!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

thank u neha… *happy shappy* 🙂

Reply

Nidhi September 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

A wonderful writeup Somreeta. you have a niche for the best and easy DIY’S

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

thank u Nidhi…im so so soooooo happy u all love my DIYs so much…feel so blessed

Reply

neha September 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

i told u na 😛
stunning!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

yes sweetie, yday only…hahaha 😀 i was waiting for a comment frm u dats why and i knew u would comment here… thanks dear

Reply

Rati September 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

totally loved your DIY somreeta. I am doing this over the weekend and you have such beautiful hands. 🙂

Btw I am wearing the same nail paint from past few days. 😀

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

wow Rati.,…same pinch 😀 So happy u loved it…….

Reply

TA September 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Loved ur hands and the DIY 🙂 I love my hands and so a rule I try to follow is – Whatever I apply to my face I apply it to my hands too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Thanx TA…ya, dat rile is effective…bt only dat i cant apply this awesome thing n my face as my face is oily…for dry skin beauties, it works great 😀 hehehehhehe

Reply

aparajita September 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm

lovely post! and gorgeous hands u’ve got somreeta <3

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

thank u apu 😀

Reply

Swathi September 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Lovely Hands… Soft and pretty 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Thanks dear.. 😀

Reply

Nidhi September 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Hey Somreeta! U have such beautiful hands!( n the pic makes me feel they must hav become real soft after this DIY) Have done a DIY pedicure 2dy itself..tom shall try this manicure 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

i love homemade stuffs.. thanks Nidhi…hope u find it good too 🙂

Reply

Ida September 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I’m gonna try this. 🙂 Your hands and vampy nail color are so nice, Somreeta!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

this is one of my fav nail colors Ida…..thank u 🙂

Reply

nidhi September 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

will try this one out and u have beautiful hands 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Thanks nidhi… 🙂

Reply

Hima September 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Nice DIY!!!! You have beautiful hands..

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

thank u sooooooooo much Hima…

Reply

Aarbee September 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Last pic OMG! This is just the sort of post I love you for…I’m going to do this tomorrow for sure 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm

hahaha….ya, i remember Aarbee…u said dat i shoyld do these stuffs more than reviews…so concentrating n these…LOL 😛 thank uuuuuuuu

Reply

beingpretty September 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

This is such an amazing post!! Thanks a ton for doing this in so much detail!! I have dry skin and so dry hands..and have a Saree day and dance night coming up in college and now I am so excited to do this and get beautiful soft hands!! 😀

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

if so dry, try doing the massage thing everyday and the scrubbing at least 2…3 times a week… hope dat helps 🙂 thanks dear

Reply

Inderjeet @ Makeupchirps September 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm

OMG 🙂 your hands…. <3 soo pretty 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

thanks Inder.. 🙂

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

aww nisita……regular care is important and it does help 🙂 thanks dear

Reply

Leez September 29, 2012 at 12:34 am

OMG I’m obsessed with hands and feet and you have such beautiful hands!!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

and so i am Leez…thanks dear

Reply

Sabrina September 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

What beautiful hands you have, Somreeta. I am def. going to do this over the weekend.

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

hope u like it Sabrina…thank u so much..

Reply

Pia September 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

Somreeta u have such beautiful hands.. Thank u for coming up with such wonderful ideas.. Im definitely trying this once the monthend is over 😀 😀 im obsessed over soft hands n feet.. :p

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Thanks a lot Pia…im so glad..

Reply

Richa Saxena September 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

You have got beautiful hands Somreeta & Loved the DIY recipe…

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

thank u sooooooooooo much Richa…

Reply

Shaili September 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Beautiful hands you have got 🙂
awesome DIY though scrubbing with walnuts would be a bit tough for me…..I love eating ’em.. hehe 🙂
bookmarked!!

Reply

Somreeta Mukherjee September 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

LOL Shaili…..i can totally understand…like for instance, i wouldnt ever be able to make any beauty recipe with cashews…wil end up eating..hihihihi

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: