So technically this Fast Fix Friday takes longer than 5 minutes …. depending on how long you sleep tonight.
I’m no beauty expert and this definitely isn’t a beauty column, but I do have a nack for time saving tips which extends in to the beauty department.
With the cold weather, my hands always seem to get extra dry. Standard lotion just doesn’t do the trick. But I found a solution. If you’re willing to look a little goofy during your sleep I can guarantee soft moisturized hands by the time you wake up!
All you need is a jar of petroleum jelly & old cotton gloves. (Use gloves not mittens.) Yes you can buy specialty gel filled spa gloves, but much to my excitement, I found my cheaper version works better!
I opted for my old Miami University red gloves that surprisingly don’t seem go with any of my dress coats :). Now I think of my alma mater any time my cuticles are getting bad.
Simply slather on petroleum jelly all over your hands, slip them in to your gloves and hit the hay! The gloves help hold in the moisture all throughout the night. You’ll have softer hands by the time your alarm goes off.
Wishing your beautiful soft hands and a good night sleep!
Verily Victoria Vocalises says
This is the perfect way to soft hands! I had never thought of doing this 🙂 thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x
I’ve tried this on my feet before. Hmm, maybe I’ll try my hands tonight!
Hi Lindsay, I just love having a reason to use my old college gloves, and I get soft hands to boot! Thanks for a great idea.
Ummmmm…genius! Why didn’t I think of this?! 🙂
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
I struggle to keep my hands soft during the winter and I’ll have to try this easy tip. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
Stopping by from the link up! This looks SO good. My hands are ridiculous at this time of year.
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Hi Lindsay I have tried this before on hands and feet with moisturiser but never petroleum jelly. You have inspired me to do it again as Summer is upon us and I need to get ready. Thanks for joining us with a great tip at #AnythingGoes and see you next week.
Claire Ridewood says
I’m going to have to get my hubby to read this, hopefully it might stop him winging when the weather turns cold and his hands crack! Thank you so much for linking up with #busydoinglife!
I have very dry hands in the winter. I will give this a try and I love that it’s so simple.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. We hope to see you again!
Yay! Love this tip because I have old gloves & vaseline at my house & it saves on expensive cuticle lotion. Great post & super helpful! Thank you so much for linking up to our Small Victories Sunday Linkup! PS…love the name of your blog! 🙂
Barbara Bryson says
I just discovered your website. I wanted to tell you that my mother used the petroleum jelly and gloves on my sister’s hands when she was little. (We’re in our 60s now). Her hands would get so dry they would crack, so in the winter my sister slept in gloves almost every night. Thank goodness we lived in Atlanta and not somewhere really cold. I haven’t read a lot on your website, but I wanted to add a tip just in case you’ve never tried it. For a quick fix for dry hands and cuticles, pour about a tablespoon of olive oil and about an equal amount of sugar in the palm of one hand. Then just rub this all over your hands like you’re washing them. Pay special attention to the cuticles if they’re dry. Then just rinse it off with warm water and pat your hands dry. Instant soft hands!!! I learned this at a beauty products party where they used their product with sugar. I realized that this would probably work with any moisturizer and since olive oil is one of the best, I tried it and it worked! My husband is a Chapstick fanatic too so I’m going to make your lip balm. Maybe he’ll stop buying a tube every time he goes to a store.
That’s a great idea. I have been using moisturizers during the day and they aren’t enough to soften my hands. I will try this! I will comment back
Elaine Hodges says
Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.
Mary-the boondocks blog says
This is such a smart and simple idea, it makes me feel stupid. Yes, my hands get dry and cracked in the winter too. Definitely trying this.
My hands have been so dry lately, in fact they hurt because they are dry. Gotta give this a try!
Deborah Davis says
Thank you for sharing this helpful overnight hand moisturizing tip on the Healthy Living Link Party. I’m pinning it!
What a great idea and perfect for the cracking skin of winter! #sharewithme
Joyce Ann says
This does work! Guess what else it’s good for? Your feet! Before going to bed, or on a work day around the house, slather on feet & cover with cozy socks. Soft, smooth heels & feet!