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Skin Care: Fixes For The Hands And Legs

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and it needs to be treated with uttermost care. For most people, getting rid of dark spots on the hands and legs–particularly around the elbows and the knees–is a problem that presents a lot of difficulty. Check out these helpful tips below.

1. Olive Oil

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Olive oil contains healthy fatty acids and powerful antioxidants; therefore, olive oil is often used for skin care. Olive oil can soothe and moisturize your legs and your hands.

METHOD

  • Take a shower
  • Apply some olive oil to your legs and your hands
  • Massage your skin gently for a few minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Apply a suitable moisturizer to your skin

If you want to have satisfactory results, repeat this treatment regularly.

OR

  • Mix four tablespoons of brown sugar, two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey
  • Apply this mixture to your hands and your legs
  • Rub it in circular motions
  • Allow it to sit for about 5 to 10 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Apply a suitable moisturizer
  • Repeat this process once daily

2. Yoghurt

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Yoghurt contains large amounts of lactic acid. Lactic acid is beneficial in killing bacteria and germ causing skin itchiness and dryness.

METHOD

  • Take a sufficient amount of yoghurt and apply it to your hands and legs as well as other skin areas you want to take care of
  • Massage it gently for a few minutes
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Take a bath to rinse it off
  • Repeat this process once daily

OR

  • Combine three tablespoons of blended pawpaw with one-half cup of yoghurt
  • Add a few drops of lemon juice and honey into this mixture
  • Stir it well
  • Spread the mixture over your legs and your hands as well as other dull skin areas
  • Take a shower
  • Repeat this process once a week

3. Avocado

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Avocado has a great source of vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Absorbed into the skin, they can help improve skin complexion. Avocados are also rich in Vitamin A which is beneficial in making the skin silky and smooth.

METHOD

  • Blend the pulp of an avocado until it becomes a smooth paste
  • Rub this paste over your hands and legs
  • Allow it to sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Wash it off with cold water
  • Repeat this treatment once daily

4. Honey

Honey is often used to treat dry skin and itchiness. This is because honey is a natural moisturizer that is loaded with antioxidant, humectant and  antimicrobial properties. The use of honey also retains moisture lost and regular application can make the skin smooth and soft.

METHOD

  • Rub a sufficient amount of honey over your hands and your legs gently
  • Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Take a bath or shower afterward
  • Repeat this process daily

OR

  • Mix olive oil melted beeswax and unprocessed honey in equal parts
  • Apply this mixture to your legs and your hands
  • Allow it to sit for 10 minutes
  • Take a bath or shower
  • Repeat this process daily
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