Get Soft and Beautiful Hands in Just 20 Minutes

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.

Soft and Beautiful Hands

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.


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


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.


9. Add a spoon of 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.


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.

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65 thoughts on “Get Soft and Beautiful Hands in Just 20 Minutes

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  3. 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 😥

    1. 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.. 🙂

  4. 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!!!

    1. 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……….

  5. beautiful hands u hv Somereeta :)… 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

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

  6. 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. 😀

  7. 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!

    1. 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

  8. 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 🙂

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

  9. 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!! 😀

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

  10. 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

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

    1. 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

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