DIY Hand Mask for Younger Looking Hands

by Lesley Kim

The back of the hands are often neglected. Mine definitely are, especially after numerous washing though out the day.  I usually try to put lotions or a mask when I can to counteract the drying effects of the weather and water on my hands.  As you know, I love to experiment with what I have to make my own homemade skincare. Today, I want to share a homemade hand mask that will leave your hands soft and youthful looking.  I used 2 ingredients that are easily found in most homes to make this easy, homemade hand mask.

homemade hand mask

1 tsp of full fat sour cream
1/4 tsp of cumin

 Mix the two ingredients in a clean, sterile container. Apply the mixture to the back of the hands with a clean brush. Let dry, about 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

homemade hand maskI know…. It’s strange to use this two ingredients for a homemade hand mask. It kind of smells like delicious Mexican food. But sour cream and cumin are actually wonderful for the skin. Sour cream is high in fat, moisturizing and nourishing the dry patches of the back of hands. Sour cream also contains lactic acid, gently exfoliating the skin to reveal younger looking skin.

Cumin is a spice that is beginning to find its way into beauty products. Cumin has Vitamin C and E, which are important for youthful skin.

Together, cumin and sour cream makes an amazing moisturizing and anti aging homemade hand mask for dry, neglected skin.


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  1. This sounds just super! I wash my hands way to often so this mask I will sure to try out!

  2. This sounds like something easy I could make and I could use after this long cold winter :) I want to thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog Lesley, I really appreciate them too… have a really great weekend :)

  3. Love this recipe Lesley!!! Thanx love. I’m going to try it tonite! Have a wonderful weekend doll. :)

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