The pantry item that can heal dry, painful cracks on fingers naturally 3



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During winter, your hands and feet receive the maximum brunt of the harsh weather conditions and are more prone to developing cracked hands. This is because of the multitude of household chores and lack of a basic skin care regime.

Dish washing in the cold weather can give you cracked and bleeding hands. Excessively dry hands can compound the problem of itching and pain and your hands may actually begin to feel sore. While there are many products that can alleviate your misery, there are quite a few remedies at home which can help to address the problem of cracked hands, naturally.

One of them is by using olive oil. Although olive oil sounds like it’s popular for many skin problems, what many don’t realise is the nutrient that it contains to heal dry, painful cracked skin.

The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation. It also is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E which is important in healing the skin.

All you need to do is to give your hands regular olive oil massages and make sure you liberally apply the oil to your hands. This gets rid of dryness and helps to moisturise the skin.

Do you suffer from cracked hands?

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  1. If you suffer from rough skin on your hands and before they get cracked use olive oil and a small amount fine sugar. Massage into your hands for five minutes and wash off with a gentle soap. My gran used this in the 30’40’s 50′ when making fine lace.

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    • I imagine the fine sugar was added to act as a mild abrasive to help remove any rough bits of skin that may snag on the threads. Your gran must have been a very clever lady!

  2. My grandmother used olive oil on her skin every day that I caber. It worked. She had smoothest skin up until her death at 99yrs.

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