Who doesn’t like their hands looking perfect? After a long day at work or on a lazy Sunday, we would love to pamper ourselves for some time. Manicures and pedicures are such relaxing luxuries that we often cannot say no to them. However, getting our palms massaged and nails polished with a relaxing manicure done every day at the parlor is not possible unless we have a tree that showers money.
However, the good news is that pampering yourself without spending those big bucks is not impossible today. You can a manicure done for yourself with simple ingredients your kitchen never runs out of. Yes, just a few ingredients from the kitchen are all you need to get a perfect DIY manicure done. You will be surprised to see your nails grow healthier than ever and your hands happier and softer. The ingredients listed below will help you get an effective manicure done one step at a time, all by yourself, just sitting at home.
1. Lemon: Our Tangy Staple
Most of our kitchens never run out of lemons. This tangy fruit is not just good for dressing your salad and to make a perfect cup of lemon tea or a glass of lemonade, it can cleanse your hands too. Just cut a lemon into thin slices and press the slices on your hands and into your nails. Let the lemon juice sit for 15 minutes. The citric acid in this fruit helps in cleansing and brightening the skin easily.
Tip: To use a natural nail polish remover, mix a few drops of lemon with vinegar. You will be amazed with the best results possible!
2. Baking Soda: The Bakers’ Love
True that baking soda has surprised your loved ones with fluffy, spongy cakes from your oven, but this ingredient can make your hands look lovely as well. Baking soda is a coarse but not abrasive ingredient, which makes it great for banishing dead skin from your hands. All you need to do is combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Make a paste and gently massage your hands with it. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then, wash your hands with warm water.
3. Green Tea: The Power Of Antioxidants
Most of us believe the fact that green tea, with its high antioxidant content, helps us cleanse our system easily. Now, it’s time to use it on your hands as well. The high content of antioxidants in green tea rectifies skin discoloration and soothes any kind of irritation too. Just take 2 tablespoons of loose green tea leaves in a wide bowl of warm water. Soak your hands in this warm green tea for 20 minutes or until the water gets cold.
4. Honey: Ayurveda’s Favorite Ingredient
Honey, a delicious sweetener, has been in Ayurvedic recipes since centuries now. Its nourishing properties are amazing, and they can help you get happy hands too. Honey is an amazing, natural moisturizer that has the ability to draw moisture from the environment. Just take 2 tablespoons of honey, add a pinch of turmeric to it, and apply this over your hands. Leave it for 20 minutes so that all the moisture penetrates into the skin. Wash your hands with warm water to get them soft and smooth like never before.
5. Almond Oil: A Beauty Secret
Our hair and skin have been reaping the benefits of almond oil since many years now, and this time, it will help our hands. Applying almond oil is the final step of this DIY manicure, and it is nothing but a healthy almond oil massage. Take 2 tablespoons of almond oil and apply it over your palms and fingers. Massage it gently in every joint and on the flesh as well. The vitamin E and other nourishing elements in almond oil will penetrate into your hands and leave the hands soft, bright, and beautiful.
This DIY manicure will help you clean your hands with the citric acid of lemons, remove dead skin and rectify discoloration with baking soda and green tea, and moisturize, nourish, and brighten the skin with honey and almond oil. So, of course, it will not only help you save a lot of money but also, treat your hands with natural ingredients and leave them softer and lovelier.