The description of a typical man has changed over the years. Gone are the days when everyone said that a hairy body and rough hands are the signs of masculinity. In the 21st century, the characteristics have changed. Everyone is now more concerned about removing body hair and keeping their skin soft and supple. This means you need to fix your rough hands because they are not in style anymore.

Rough hands were a sign of hard labor and physical work, but even mechanics and carpenters who traditionally had rough hands are trying to have softer hands so that their partner can appreciate their skin. It doesn’t reduce your masculinity one bit. Rather, everyone will understand that you take time to groom yourself and take care of your skin. The rising demand for men's grooming kit including body washes and anti-chaffing ball deodorants prove that times have changed for the better.

But how do you soften your rough hands that have already been chaffed for years? Here are some of the natural remedies that you can follow:

1.Use petroleum jelly

If you already have a grooming kit, make sure you include a petroleum jelly in it. Apply the jelly on your palms and nails before you start your daily work. This not only keeps your hands soft but also prevents dirt from accumulating on your hands.

2.Mix olive oil with sugar

Olive oil is often used on babies to keep their skin soft. Now that you are an adult and your hands are rough, merely using olive oil won’t make your hands any softer. So, you should take a teaspoon of sugar and mix a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in it. Keep stirring the mixture so that there are no lumps. Rub this solution on your hands and leave it for a minute. Wash your hands with lukewarm water. Repeat this process every night before going to sleep. It will soften the rougher areas and also make your skin smooth.

3.Mix lime juice with sugar

Another effective mixture to treat rough hands is lime juice and sugar. Take a quarter cup of lime juice and mix two tablespoons of sugar. Stir the mixture but don’t let the sugar dilute completely. The sugar granules help to exfoliate the skin in the rougher areas while the lime juice softens the skin. Rub the mixture on both the hands and leave it for a while. Wash with warm water.

4.Mix cornstarch to warm water

The last remedy for treating rough hands is to mix a few tablespoons of cornstarch to a bowl of warm water. Mix the cornstarch properly to eliminate lumps. Soak your hands into the bowl for 5 minutes. You should do this regularly to soften your hands.

The best part about these remedies is that none of them are highly expensive. If you can follow all the four steps, you will notice a change in your hand’s roughness in a month. Even if you don’t follow all of them, try to continue with at least one or two methods to guarantee a change in your hand’s texture.

Author's Bio: 

Jim Bevin is a passionate writer, guest blogger, and a social media enthusiast. The primary focus is writing high-quality articles after in-depth research and make sure it is a readers delight. Information is key and he abides by the rule of writing articles that will appeal to a broader audience. He has published various articles on authoritative magazines like Social Media Explorer, ThriveGlobal etc.