For lovely hands always use gloves for washing clothes and utensils
Soak hands in a bowl of warm water to which 1 tsp of corn starch has been added for 5 minutes daily after finishing the house-hold chores.
Massage hands once a week with olive oil and a little table salt added to it.
Remove ingrained dirt from hands with a 10 minute massage of sugar’ and butter.
Glycerine, rose water and lemon juice rubbed on the hands every night during winter months keeps them soft and prevents ugly cracks forming.
For chapped hands in winters, wash with lukewarm water (before going to bed), apply milk-cream and put on a pair of gloves; wash hands the next morning.
To remove stains from hands ‘ rub with a slice of lemon or a raw potato. For nicotine stains, apply lemon juice and leave for 10 minutes before washing.
A drop of Witch Hazel in the palms is an effective antidose for hands that perspire a lot.
To keep hands clean and soft, soak 250 grams oatmeal in 11-12 cups water and leave overnight. Strain it through a thin muslin cloth the next morning and add 1 thsp lemon juice and 1 tsp each. of olive oil, rose water, glycerine and diluted ammonia. Bottle and apply on hands 3-4 times daily.
Knees, Heel and Feet
Keep knees smooth by rubbing them occasionally wit. fresh lime juice or massage with a nourishing cream.
The winter itch that cracks the skin of the heels due to excessive dryness or the use of an alkaline soap can be treated by washing the feet at night in warm water and mild soap and applying a lanolin rich cream or mixture of glycerine and rose water.
Tired feet should be soaked alternately in hot and cold water.
Before applying paint on your toe-nails, cut triangular shapes of sponge and place then between toes to keel them separated, and save the hassle of cleaning the skin on the toes.