I am so proud of my Sunny girl for being a thorough hand washer, but the result of that is red, dry hands with cracks developing on the knuckles.
I love being a mom who cooks from scratch and uses a ton of cookware daily, but the result of this are my own hands so dry with hangnails.
The easiest go-to healing magic for us this winter has been, above all, coconut oil.
Yes, the stuff I bake with.
And saute with.
And cook with.
And fry with.
And swish with.
I haven’t had a date with coconut oil that’s turned out anyway other than awesome.
We have used coconut oil so much outside the kitchen that we’ve designated a small jar just for the shelf in the bathroom.
How we’ve been treating dry, cracked hands around here:
Apply a thin coat of coconut oil to the back of hands (after completing all other bedtime routines and rituals), and cover with a pair of cotton socks.
Sleep. For 6 hours or 8 hours or 11, whatever time frame best fits your needs.
Upon waking, remove the socks and notice how the red inflammation has gone down and how much softer your hands are. It nearly handles all the rough, sand papery skin within a couple of nights.
What are some of your favorite home remedies for dry skin?