DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment

Have you ever been to a Mary Kay party? One thing the host always does is a Satin Hands treatment. Although I’m not a fan of these parties, I do love how this treatment makes my hands feel: super soft and silky.

I wanted to create a similar treatment but with everyday items – no kit necessary. You are going to love my DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment!

DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment

Cold, dry weather has arrived in New York. Yesterday morning the temperature was in the thirties … brrr! The chilly weather has brought dry skin along with it, and my hands have been especially hard hit. I’m talking alligator skin – it’s not pretty.

This DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment is the perfect antidote to dry winter skin, and you can make it with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

Start by making the Cleansing Sugar Scrub.

Here’s what you need:

  • a small container
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. hand soap

Pour the sugar into a small bowl and top with the hand soap. Mix carefully until the sugar and soap are completely incorporated. It should be the consistency of a thick paste. Store in an empty jar.

That’s it – the Cleansing Sugar Scrub is complete. I got fancy and added a label to mine:

DIY Cleansing Sugar ScrubNext, gather the remaining ingredients for your DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment. You’ll need olive oil and your favorite hand lotion.

DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment: What You'll NeedDIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment

  1. Add a small amount of olive oil to the palm of one hand. Slowly rub your hands together, massaging the oil into your skin and cuticles. Pay particular attention to any dry areas.
  2. Next, place a small spoonful of the scrub in your palm. Rub your hands together, gently exfoliating with the scrub. Focus on any dry patches or rough areas.
  3. Rinse the scrub off your hands with warm water. Using a clean towel, dry your hands.
  4. Finish by applying your favorite lotion. I’m partial to Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (affiliate link).

Enjoy your smooth, soft hands! This treatment would also be great for feet – I’m trying that next.

How do you keep your hands soft in winter?

P.S. If you like my DIY Soft, Silky Hands Treatment, make sure to check out my Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub, too!


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I am going to have to try that. It doesn’t get nearly as dry here but the heater in the house and work always do a number on me!

Love the idea! Thanks for linking up with us for Totally Posted Tuesday!


This is a great idea! I’m going to have to give it a try. My hands are the worst in the winter, and I’ve yet to find a real solution. I even asked my dermatologist at one point, and his only advice was “Move to Florida.” (Although Florida sounds nice, I might need a new dermatologist. ;))

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