The skin on our hands grows thinner as we age, making it susceptible to wrinkles. Fortunately, taking care of your skin helps slow the effects of aging. One way to care for your hands is to moisturize them with coconut oil. Studies of coconut oil have shown that it improves the skin's condition, according to New York University. You will find coconut oil for sale in grocery and health food stores in the cooking aisle alongside olive and vegetable oil.
Place the jar of coconut oil in the microwave. Heat the jar in 10- to 15-second increments until the oil liquifies.
Combine one cup of white or brown sugar with 1/4-cup coconut oil in a bowl. Stir the mixture with a spoon until well combined. Store the leftover mix in an airtight container, such as a Mason jar.
Rub a small amount of the coconut oil and sugar mixture on your hands three times each week. This gentle exfoliation will slough off dead skin and help keep your hands looking young.
Wash the sugar mixture off your hands. Pat dry.
Take a dab of coconut oil from the jar and rub it into your hands. Continue rubbing until your hands absorb the oil.
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