How-to: Make your own hand peel
No, we’re not suggesting you go Charlie Sheen loopy, we want you to get fanatical about fruit for the softest, most radiant set of hands on the planet! Try these simple at-home hand peel recipes for amazing hands that will have all your friends saying ‘I want to have what she’s been having!’
Roughly chop up half a fresh pineapple (don’t resort to the canned kind, it’s missing all the good enzymes and nutrients you only find in fresh). Place the pieces in a blender with a dollop (about a tablespoon) of honey and blend into a smooth paste.
Slather all over your hands just as you would a moisturiser and leave to set into your skin for 20 minutes (laying out a towel to sit your hands on will save your carpet). The ascorbic acid in the pineapple will work its magic during this time, brightening your hands and fading any dull marks or discolouration while the honey will smooth the skin.
This one is the simplest treatment you will ever use and it will have the most results. Simply mash up one large, overripe banana using the back of a spoon and smooth the mixture in a thick paste all over your hands and massage deeply into your skin. Leave to sit for thirty minutes and then rinse off. Packed with nutrients including radiance-boosting vitamin C; repeat this simple hand peel trick once a week for the softest, smoothest hands!
Remove the stone and skin of one ripe peach and place in a blender with one egg white. Whip until smooth and pale. Gently smooth the mixture all over your hands and leave to sit for thirty minutes before rinsing off with cold water. The combination of the egg white and the peach will soften and tighten the skin, leaving you with soft, wrinkle-free hands.
So next time you’re shaking hands with someone and they say ‘oh you have the softest hands! What is your secret?!’ you can look them straight in the eye and tell them… ‘Well, to be honest, I’m just downright fruity!’
What fruity recipes have made your skin glow?
Guest writer, Nadia Stennett