As constantly washing our hands remains vital, it’s only natural that we might need a skin repairing hand mask to keep our hands happy. Frequent washing can leave skin feeling dry or irritated and can be significantly worse for people with sensitive skin. If you need a skin repairing hand mask to rescue your skin this summer, look no further. This mask is filled to the brim with natural, healing ingredients that can soothe and restore your skin. Discover how you can make this regenerative hand mask with WapoBeauty’s recipe of the month!
To make 50g of this skin repairing hand mask, you’ll need:
Heat Phase (> 40° C)
- 28.5 aloe vera butter
- 10g coconut oil
- 4.25 calendula oil
- 0.5g andiroba oil
- 1g glycerine
- 1 g ecosilk
- 2.5 cornflour
Cool Phase (< 40° C)
- 0.25g tocopherol
- 0.25g lavender essential oil
- 0.15g petitgrain essential oil
- 0.1g sandalwood essential oil
Properties of the Ingredients
Here we’ll explore the benefits of the ingredients in this skin repairing hand mask.
Aloe vera butter
This creamy butter shares all the same nutrients as the aloe vera plant itself. With aloe vera butter you can expect soothing, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory effects. In a butter form, this natural ingredient can also help improve the absorption of other oils in the product it’s used in.
Sweet coconut oil works wonders on hair and can also help heal skin, too. This natural oil is super moisturising, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and aids faster wound healing. Full of antioxidants, coconut oil can also help combat free radicals which age skin.
Made from the leaves of a golden flower, calendula oil can help the skin in many ways. With this oil, you can count on antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that work to treat skin conditions such as eczema or rashes. This ingredient is ideal for soothing inflamed or irritated skin.
The andiroba is a superfood that comes from the depths of the Amazon. This fruit oil has lots of fatty acids, plus Vitamins A, C, and E. Andiroba oil also possesses the ability to boost collagen production, reduce fine lines, and promote new cell growth.
Lavender essential oil
Calming lavender oil isn’t only good for lulling you to sleep at night. This fragrant oil can help treat skin conditions such as dry skin and eczema. On top of that, lavender essential oil has anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties.
Petitgrain essential oil
Made from the bitter orange tree, petitgrain oil has lots to offer when it comes to healing the skin. This oil moisturises, soothes, and helps rapidly heal dry skin. Petitgrain can also treat acne by regulating the skin’s oil production and reducing the signs of scars.
Sandalwood essential oil
Ancient sandalwood has been used to treat a variety of conditions over time. For the skin, this essential oil provides anti-ageing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. Sandalwood essential oil also helps hydrate, soothe, and rejuvenate troubled skin.
- Glycerine – Glycerin helps improve the texture of face masks and provides great consistency. Vegetable glycerin even has the power to reduce the appearance of fine lines and regenerate the skin. It also helps improve the absorption of other active ingredients in a cosmetic product.
- EcoSilk – This vegetable-based emollient is a natural alternative to silicone as it can help improve the texture of a skincare product. EcoSilk makes creams and masks which include a lot of oils or butters smoother and easier to spread. The presence of this ingredient makes this skin repairing hand mask soft and elegant to the touch.
- Tocopherol – This is a very specific form of vitamin E regularly used in skincare products. Vitamin E has a high concentration of antioxidants which help fight off free radicals. This particular form of Vitamin E can better withstand environmental stressors and therefore has a longer shelf life.
Crafting your Skin Repairing Hand Mask
Use a bain-marie to combine the heat phase ingredients and melt them to a liquid state. After that, speed up the cooling process by whisking the mixture together to add air and make the product fluffy. Once the mixture has cooled to below 40° C, add the tocopherol and essential oils. Whisk the product again before pouring it into a jar or container of your choice.
Remember to label the container with the date and name of the product. Store this product in a cool dry place when it’s not being used. It’s recommended to only use the skin repairing hand mask at night, when you aren’t washing up, working, etc.
To use this skin repairing hand mask, you should apply a thick layer of it all over your hands. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then remove any excess product with a tissue or cotton face towel. For a longer treatment, apply the mask and leave it on overnight wearing cotton gloves to enhance absorption.
Wash your hands, but don’t let your skin dry out with this restorative and nourishing mask. Do let us know in the comments if you tried this skin repairing hand mask and how it worked for you. If you’re looking for more natural beauty resources, remember to check out WapoBeauty’s Soapmaking eBook. Those searching for guided learning should visit WapoBeauty’s Complete Facial Skincare Online Course for Beginners and discover how to make professional, safe, and stable natural beauty products. Join the ranks of students who found this class valuable and rewarding!
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni