Home Remedy for Dry, Chapped Hands

Do you suffer from dry hands in the winter?  Sometimes I will get cracks in my index fingers because it is so dry.  Well if you are like me, then you are going to LOVE this Home Remedy for Dry, Chapped Hands.

Whenever I tell people about this, they think it’s kinda weird. UNTIL THEY TRY IT!

Here is what you will need:

Petroleum Jelly, granulated sugar, liquid dishwasher soap and any kind of lotion


Okay, you’re set!  Put about 1/2 teaspoon of petroleum jelly in the palm of your hand.


Next sprinkle about a teaspoon full of sugar onto the petroleum jelly

DSC_0643Mush the sugar into the jelly to make a paste.

DSC_0646Then briskly rub this mixture over both of your hands.  Briskly meaning rubbing in with as much pressure as you can stand.  The sugar will act as an exfoliate to get the dry skin cells off your hands.


Next wash your hands with very warm water and any kind of liquid soap.

Finish with applying your favorite lotion.

If you don’t notice a difference the first time that you do this,  I will come over and give you a pedicure!  And I don’t like feet.  That’s how confident I am that this will work for you.

After repeated uses, the cracks in my fingers usually disappear.  Trust me.  This tip is a lifesaver!

Hope everyone has  a great weekend with new, soft hands!


(The Oldest)


  1. Very cool idea! I have homemade cream that I use, which works wonders. But I also love this “scrub”. My husband bought me a Mary Kay version that is similar to this, but I’m sure this is MUCH cheaper!

    • Jen, what’s the recipe for your homemade cream? Is it a hand lotion? Would love to know! Thanks, Deb

  2. Thank you…I must try this. I am desperate my hand are cracking and bleeding and nothing is working.

    • Hi Patricia! This really does work for me so I do it every year. Really hoping that it works for you too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Deb – The Oldest Sister

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