Home remedies for Rough Hands


rough hands

Rough hand is a common problem in women. Below are few easy home remedies for rough hands:

  • Use of petroleum jelly could do wonders for this problem. Rub your hands with it and wrap it in plastic for 10 to 15 minutes. In this time the jelly would be absorbed in your hands and would soften it up. Repeat once every day and within a week you could see the results. Alternatively you could also apply it in night and wash your hands in the morning.
  • Add cornstarch in a bowl of warm water and mix it well. Soak your rough or scaly hand in this water for 5 minutes. Regular treatment like this will soften your hands
  • Rub your hands with sugar and lime juice. The sugar granules will exfoliate and the limejuice will lighten the skin. It will also soften the skin
  • Rub your hands with a mixture of sugar and olive oil for 1 minute. Wash it off
  • Massage your hands and palms with 1 tsp of sugar and olive oil for 2 minutes. Let the skin soak the oil for 3-5 minutes than wash with mild soap after that. Do this in the night before going to bed for better results
  • You could also massage your hands with a mixture of sugar, cream and lemon 1 tsp each for 5 minutes. Sugar should get dissolved in the process. Wash palm with mild soap. You would love the new softened hands
  • Add 1 tbsp of sugar in half cup of curd and mix thoroughly. Soak your palms in this mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash it with mild soap and dry with soft towel
  • Apply pure aloe vera on your hands before going to bed. It would not only smoothen the skin of hands but would also get rid of any type of skin damage due to sun, cracked skin etc.
  • Cook raw oats and put it in a small tub of warm water. Soak your hands for 20 minutes. Repeat this every day till you get the desired results
  • Massage your palm with coconut oil before going to bed and wear gloves. You would be surprised by the results next morning

Prevent getting Rough hands

  • Apply petroleum jelly in your nails before doing messy jobs. This will prevent dirt from getting lodged
  • Wear gloves while washing utensils or when your are working with detergents to prevent this problem
  • Whenever your hands are exposed to liquids of any type for longer duration, moisturize it with baby oil



  1. Hey, not all women dislike a man’s having rough hands. Simply filing off any obvious snags, cleaning dirt from under the nails, and making sure they are clean is sufficient so far as I’m concerned.

    I’m married to a carpenter/mechanic, and his hands are one of the things I find attractive about him. You can tell by looking at his hands that he uses them working for a living.

    One of my biggest turnoffs for me is a man with soft, manicured hands.

  2. The cornstarch and water really works! I followed your instructions with the soaking solution and I could tell the difference right away; thanks! My hands haven’t been this soft and smooth in years!

  3. The cornstarch and water does work! My hands are so rough from softball and they look and feel better than ever. Thanks so much! I’m gonna try the sugar and olive oil tomorrow!

  4. my friends always say that i have manly hands and that they are so rough…i didnt have any olive oil so i used veggie oil instead and…OMG THIS REMEDY HAS WORKED A MIRACLE!!!!!!!I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT MAYBE I WASNT SUPPOSED TO HAVE SOFT HANDS BUT THEY FEEL SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER NOW… THANKS A BUNCHES!!!!!!!!

  5. OMG!!!!!! That olive oil with sugar deff. Work!!! This is awesome my hands are sooo much better now!!! I love it!! Thanks!!

  6. Ms. Man Hans on

    I just barely tried the sugar n olive oil mixture…i was pretty skeptical at first…BUT it really does work! My hands feel sooo much better. Thanks!!!

  7. Hi, i juss tried the olive oil and sugar method and im very glad to say that it works immidiately. Thank you so much, im going to start doing this everday before sleeping! Ive always been embarressed of my rough hands, now i know there is hope=) LMFAOo, thanks once again

  8. OMG!!! The olive oil and sugar one works so well!!! Thankyou thankyou thankyou to whoever wrote this article – it’s amazing!! But I’d just want to know how long it’ll last. I can’t believe I finally have soft hands – I’ve grown up with terribly rough hands and now their so smooth – it’s incredible – EVERYONE should do it, I swear.

  9. OMG ! I have had the worst rough hands ever. I am so glad to say that the sugar and olive oil works immedialty , and my hands are so soft! i never thouqht it was possible .! thank you so much for all your help
    God Bless You

  10. The olive oil and sugar definitely works! I just tried it! But it is not a good idea to wash oil of any kind down a sink/drain.

  11. enock ookeditse on

    yeah!olive oil and sugar realy works miracles.My hand were so rough because of lifting weights and now i can see a huge difference.

  12. me and my cousin tried this today and OUR HAND ARE SO SOFT !!! i did it like 3 times in a row ,… we didnt even have the cornstarch so we just did the olive oil and sugar and it worked like a CHARMM !!!

  13. hi my hands are very rough ,itcy and when i itchy them feel flames coming from my hands. its very pain full some of my hands skin is danage and hurting so much. help me please.i think my hands touch bath cleaners.

  14. oh my God I have always been so embarrassed of my hard hands that sometimes I didn’t want to hold my husbands hands. I tried the sugar and olive oil and my hands feel so much soft. All the dead skin was immediately removed. I was skeptical at first so I only used a little bit of sugar and olive oil and it worked! I want to try this on my feet now. I cant wait to see what daily use does for my hands.

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