The Secret To Soft Hands

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, January 23, 2009 | Published in


Don’t you just hate it when your hands get all dry and scaly and rough? Then when you shake someone else’s hand, you can feel her hand is just so smooth and soft?

What? Doesn’t she do any house work? You grumble.

OK, maybe it’s not quite suitable for a man like me to write about wanting a softer hand. But actually I don’t see what’s wrong with that. It’s nice to have soft and beautiful skin. As long as you don’t take it to the extreme and behave like a woman of course!

Anyway, my hands are quite soft actually. How did I do it since I do my share of the housework, just so you know.

Well, that’s my secret which I’m going to reveal here. Well, not really a secret because you can actually find such information on the internet. But just to save you time, keep reading ‘cos I have 3 different methods for you to choose to keep your hands soft and beautiful!

Method 1
Level of difficulty: Easy
Things You’ll Need
¼ cup of olive oil
1 cup granulated sugar

Pour the sugar into the bowl, and add in the olive oil. Mix it up and then rub the mixture onto your hands. Let it sit for about 2-3 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Method 2
Level of Difficulty: More difficult than method 1
Things You’ll Need
½ cup warm milk
2 tsp plain yogurt
2 tsp sugar
lavender essential oil

Add milk, yogurt, sugar and a few drops of lavender essential oil into a bowl.
Soak your hands in this mix for about 5 minutes. Then rinse and scrub off with warm water.

Method 3
Level of Difficulty: Easiest, but may be more expensive!
Things You’ll Need

Buy your favourite brand of hand lotion and apply to your hands. Follow instructions provided on the bottle. It’s best to choose one which contains jojoba oil, aloe vera, lavender and cucumber.

(45) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Wow are the beauty and grooming expert!

    Hehhhe..I know L'occitane has very good products but not cheap. Home remedies are alternatives.

    January 23, 2009 at 8:23 AM
  2. lina said...

    Whoa, grooming tips from Foong!

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and family!

    January 23, 2009 at 8:49 AM
  3. eiling lim said...

    According to Joey Yap, a man with soft and fleshy palms is good! Lucky you..

    January 23, 2009 at 9:28 AM
  4. vialentino said...

    hi hi....visiting u here...wishing u a happy cny. have a nice day.

    January 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM
  5. levian said...

    i'm most curious on what trigger your inspiration on writing this post. :p

    January 23, 2009 at 11:15 AM
  6. Anonymous

    Oh, haha, Same as you, I always take care of my hands well. :)

    I want try your Method 1 next time, I think that's a very good idea!

    January 23, 2009 at 1:34 PM
  7. Pete said...

    Ha ha, good tips!

    January 23, 2009 at 1:59 PM
  8. Anonymous

    i never bother to finish up the lotion, but always wish to have a pair of smooth hands..
    there's only lazy girl, but no ugly ducklings..

    January 23, 2009 at 2:22 PM
  9. Josephine said...

    Haha, buy lotion only. no need so ma fan

    January 23, 2009 at 2:35 PM
  10. Anonymous

    Soft hands...not manly lah! Rough rough better! LOL!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 2:48 PM
  11. Anonymous

    Tell me again, why do men need soft hands? :-P

    January 23, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  12. lina said...

    suituapui & gallivanter,
    yalor, man not macho one lah if got soft hands. LOL

    January 23, 2009 at 8:15 PM
  13. Anonymous

    before getting more money, we will get more wrinkles and such ... so method one is more practical.

    January 23, 2009 at 8:35 PM
  14. molly said...

    Good tips, good tips. I will try when I am free!

    January 23, 2009 at 9:34 PM
  15. foongpc said...

    my bug life, thanks haha! I am into beauty and skin care products cos I once underwent training under a certain direct selling company. I know about L'occitane but never used it before. Home remedies are definitely cheaper : )

    lina, thanks and have a great holiday! : )

    eiling, that's cool! : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:22 PM
  16. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I bet there are! haha!: )

    vialentino, hi! Thanks for dropping by! And happy CNY to you too : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:26 PM
  17. foongpc said...

    levian, you really want to know? Haha! Actually I came up with this post at the last minute. I realised I have been talking about feng shui for the last 3 posts, and some readers do not like to read about feng shui, so I just thought I give them a breather with this one! LOL!

    Also talking about feng shui reminds me about the appointment I had with one of Joey Yap's Bazi consultant 2 years ago. She told me that direct selling business is not suitable for me according to my Bazi, unless I do women's business which is, sell skin care and beauty products!

    That's what got me to post about soft hands. LOL! : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:30 PM
  18. foongpc said...

    iWalk, do try method 1. It works! : )

    pete, thanks. Maybe you can ask your wife to try these methods. Or you try yourself and don't let your wife know - see if she get jealous when she touch your hands. Hehe!

    goolooloo, don't be so lazy lah! Want beautiful smooth hands, must work for it yes? : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:34 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    josephine, yes got money buy lotion easier. Haha!

    suituapui, aiyo you have not heard of metrosexual males ah? Metrosexual men must have smooth hands : )

    gallivanter, you want to know? Answer: to make women jealous : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:38 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    lina, smooth hands is the new macho : )

    renaye, haha! If getting more money to buy the lotion results in wrinkles, better not buy, right? : )

    molly, yes remember to try it! : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:41 PM
  21. LifeRamblings said...

    thank goodness i've a pair of soft and smooth hands. but that does not mean i don't do housework. i've been lotions to maintain my hands well. :D

    January 23, 2009 at 11:07 PM
  22. LifeRamblings said...

    sorry abt the typos. i've been using lotions .............

    January 23, 2009 at 11:08 PM
  23. Anonymous

    LOL! Soft hands huh?
    But guys are meant not to have soft hands... ;P

    January 23, 2009 at 11:27 PM
  24. Anonymous

    They all cost money Foong. LOL I use lotion many times during the day. I slather it on my hand after washing my hands. I also use latex gloves when I wash the pots and pans since dishwashing liquid are tough on skin.

    January 24, 2009 at 6:25 AM
  25. Bengbeng said...

    this is a cool post but my hands are beyond redemption :)

    January 24, 2009 at 7:36 AM
  26. Lisa said...

    wah you really do all that for a softer hand?
    next time i shall learn it

    mostly i use those good lotion with goat milk type :)

    January 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM
  27. Rad Sujanto said...

    Ouch, I tried Method number 2 but when I tasted it it tasted a bit weird...

    you saying what? it's not a recipe?? Oww... it sounds like a recipe to me =)))

    January 24, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    oh wow! I have the driest of hands and I hate it. I love olive oil but had not ever heard of it with sugar. I am going to try these and will see what works best. Thanks!!! I hope this helps me!

    January 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM
  29. eastcoastlife said...

    haha.... thank you. Soft and beautiful hands. hmmm...

    Happy Chinese New Year foongpc!! Have a bullish year of the OX!

    January 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM
  30. eastcoastlife said...

    Check on my blog for the River Hongbao festivities. Association of Bloggers (Singapore) hope to bring some CNY joy to our bloggers all over the world!

    If you or any of your friends are coming down to Singapore, look for me. :)

    I'll be there every night for 9 nights to greet bloggers from Singapore and all over the world. Please help me spread the message.

    January 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM
  31. levian said...

    too much of 1 thing makes it boring, i get what you're trying to say here. the unexpected post sure woke us up! ;)

    January 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, no wonder you have soft hands despite doing housework! Cos you use lotions : )

    cashmere, it's typical for guys to have rough hands, right? Well, I'm going to change that! And I know I'm not alone - a lot of modern men want soft hands too. And they are starting to use skin care products. Is it any wonder the men's skin care industry is experiencing a boom now? : )

    babette, home made solutions cost less money compared to branded hand lotions. Good thing you use lotions, but make sure the lotions do not contain harmful ingredients! : )

    January 24, 2009 at 7:21 PM
  33. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, what did you do to your hands? Since you think it's beyond redemption, then no harm trying my methods everyday for a month and see if they help : )

    lisalicious, actually I only try method 1 and method 3. Didn't bother about method 2 : )

    rad, haha! No wonder you taste it! You are supposed to apply to your hands, not to your mouth! Sure looks like a cooking recipe, doesn't it? LOL!

    January 24, 2009 at 7:25 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, yes do give it a try. Hope it works for you! : )

    eastcoastlife, thanks! Happy CNY to you too! If I go Singapore during CNY, will definitely look for you! : )

    levian, haha! I hope it did! : )

    January 24, 2009 at 7:42 PM
  35. Faisal Admar said...

    I have soft hand and my lover like it. For some reasons... ;)

    January 24, 2009 at 7:49 PM
  36. LifeRamblings said...

    happy chinese new year 2u n ur family.

    January 25, 2009 at 12:09 AM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    Are you planning to open a beauty centre? I don't have soft hand! Mine is rough like the shark's skin! LOL! Anyway I wanna wish you happy chinese cow year! May the God of prosperity bless with you with lots of money. And may you always be in good health! =)

    January 25, 2009 at 3:26 AM
  38. Faisal Admar said...

    Tekkaus, suppose shark skin is smooth like dolphin? no? :P

    January 25, 2009 at 5:11 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, well I always prefer people with soft hands, whether guys or gals. It shows that they know how to take care of themselves! LOL!

    life ramblings, thanks. Happy CNY to you too : )

    tekkaus, if you provide the capital, I will open a beauty centre. You just be my silent partner. Haha! Thanks - wishing you a happy and prosperous CNY! May you have abundance of health, wealth and happiness this year! : )

    January 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, shark skin is smooth like dolphin? I'm not too sure. Over to you, Tekkaus : )

    January 25, 2009 at 6:27 PM
  41. Shionge said...

    Hiya...Happy New Year to you and your family wishing good health & blessed happiness too.

    Thank you too for the visit to my blog, truly appreciate it and hop you'll come back soon :D

    January 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM
  42. Anonymous

    my method:
    apply lotion every now and then.


    January 28, 2009 at 3:02 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    shionge, you are welcome and I will definitely be back! : )

    xin, your method works fine! : )

    January 30, 2009 at 1:45 AM
  44. Mariuca said...

    Foong, I will go with method 3, cause it's the easiest. And nowadays got plenty of lotions that aren't so expensive so it's all good LOL! :):):)

    January 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    mariuca, yes method 3 is the least hassles and it's not that expensive nowadays : )

    January 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM