Slather your hands with bag balm. Rub as you would with hand lotion paying a little extra attention to the nail beds. Slip into cotton gloves, your gardening gloves or latex gloves while relaxing or doing a chore. When you remove them your hands will be soft and supple.
Bag balm is often available in the pet section of department stores or at feed/ranch stores. Some pharmacy stores carry it.
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I discovered that warming a few tablespoons of olive oil and adding a handful of epsom salts makes a great massage treat. Combine and rub gently will not only slough off the dead skin, but you get the added benefit of softer hands. Rinse after treatment. For added bene, put on a pair of cotton socks on your feet and let the olive oil continue to soak in.
If you are a busy person and can't find time to go get a mani or pedi (both men & women) These are just simple things you can do to get and maintain soft hands and feet. Invest in a pumice ($1.00 @ Sally') and use this in the shower everyday. Also use a scrub for hands and feet as follows:
Olive oil and granulated sugar (That's it) 4tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of sugar. Make a scrub and use on hands and feets only. Wash off w/ little soap and Voila. Use lotion as normal.
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