Are you ready to pamper yourself with some DIY masks for hands and feet?! When you think of at-home beauty treatments, our faces usually get all the attention, but not this time! These simple and effective DIY masks for hands and feet will have your fingers and toes singing for joy! The next time you’re staying in for the night or just want to treat yourself to some relaxation time, try out these DIY masks!
1. Potato Hand Mask
I love my taters and who knew they’d be a main ingredient on this list of DIY masks for hands and feet?! Potatoes make for a great anti-aging, whitening, tightening and brightening skin treatment. If you have aging hands or just want to even out your skin tone, this potato mask will make an excellent treatment! All you need are potatoes and milk and you’re ready to get cooking!
Who says, mashed potatoes are only good for eating? Boil 2-3 potatoes, mash them thoroughly and add milk to form a paste. Apply the warm mixture on your hands and leave them on until they cool. Wash them off and apply your favorite hand cream or lotion.
2. Oatmeal Foot Mask
This foot mask is perfect for ladies wanting to pamper and preen dry, cracked feet. Since it won’t be long before our feet are going to make their big debut in some sandals, give them a nice soak in soothing and moisturizing oatmeal. Oatmeal is renowned for its ability to heal and soothe dry, sensitive skin, so this oatmeal foot mask combined with honey and olive oil will truly spoil and soothe your feet!
1 large mixing bowl
1 large spoon
Small container with a lid
2 cups of ground rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup of honey
½ cup of olive oil
The best and easiest way to make the homemade oatmeal foot mask is by pouring the 2 cups of ground rolled oats, 1 cup of all purpose flour, ½ cup of honey, and ½ cup of olive oil into the large bowl. You may add essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, or peppermint into the foot mask if you want to add a pleasant aroma to it. Once all the ingredients are in the bowl you will want to take the large spoon and combined the ingredients together until you get a thick gooey foot mask that might be slightly gritty or lumpy. If you find the mask is to thick add some more oil, and if you find the mask is too runny add some more oats. After all the ingredients are combined you should have a nice soothing homemade oatmeal foot mask to place in a container and take to the bathroom to use on your feet right away. You will not be able to store this foot mask once it is made because it will go bad.
When you are ready to use the homemade oatmeal foot mask the first thing you are going to want to do is soak your feet in a hot bath of water and baking soda to help soften your feet and skin right up. This makes exfoliating your feet a lot easier. After you are going to want to take an exfoliating foot scrub or sugar scrub and exfoliate your feet with it as best you can. Then you will want to rinse your feet with warm water and pat them dry. After you will take a couple small handful of the foot mask and apply it to both of your feet over a bathtub. Do not do this in your living room or bedroom because it will make a huge mess. Once the mask is on your feet allow it to soak in to your dried cracked feet and skin for 20 to 30 minutes. After rinse your feet again with more warm water and pat your feet dry. Your feet should feet softer and the skin shouldn't be as cracked and dried out. This will help heal your dry cracked feet in no time. However, you may want to add a nice foot cream to your feet to keep them well moisturized throughout your day for faster healing.
Now I would not recommend people with oat or honey allergies to use this foot mask because it could cause an allergic reaction. This foot mask is excellent if you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in it, and I would recommend people with dried cracked feet to use it as often as they could to help heal up their feet faster.
3. DIY Orange Spice Foot Mask
Here’s a foot mask that’s ideal for people like me who always seem to have cold feet! This spicy foot mask will not only warm up your feet but it also contains oatmeal, honey and olive oil for some heavy duty hydration and skin soothing benefits. This foot mask would be great after a long day on your feet or when you’re feeling a little under the weather!
1/2 cup whole oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
4 drops sweet orange essential oil
Using a food processor, grind the oats to a fine powder. Transfer to a medium-size bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and stir until blended into a thick paste.
Prepare two warm, wet washcloths or hand towels, either by wetting them and placing them in the microwave for one to two minutes or by soaking them in hot (not boiling) water. Wring out excess water and set aside.
Sitting with your feet in the tub or a large basin, use your hands to spread a thick layer of the mask over each foot, covering them completely up to the ankles. After wiping hands clean, wrap each foot in one of the washcloths to seal in the moisture from the mask. Sit back and relax for 10 to 15 minutes.
When you're ready to remove the mask, carefully lift off the washcloths. Rinse your feet thoroughly using warm water. Pat dry with a towel.
4. Avocado Hand and Foot Mask
This next DIY recipe is fab for both hands and feet, as most of these recipes are, and features the super emollient avocado. Avocados contain lots of healthy fats and phytonutrients that are incredible for your skin! If you don’t like to eat avocados, definitely use them topically to get all the super duper benefits that these fruits have to offer!
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons honey—orange blossom if possible
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons plain yogurt
10 drops sandalwood
8 drops myrhh
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.
Apply to hands and feet, then wrap in plastic bags and a towel to allow the mask to penetrate the skin more effectively.
Allow 15 minutes for full effect.
5. DIY Almond-Oil Hand Moisturizer
If your hands and nails have taken a serious beating from the cold air, drying heater and the environment, give them a calming and nourishing oil treatment! Your hands, nails and cuticles will soak up all the vitamins and nutrients from the almond oil and leave them look and feeling amazing! I think the best thing about this hand mask is how easy and inexpensive it can be and the almond oil is very versatile!
Rub 1 teaspoon of oil into hands and cuticles. Wrap each hand in a small towel, and allow the oil to penetrate for at least 5 minutes. Wipe the excess oil off hands, but don't rinse them; any remaining oil will be absorbed over the next few minutes. Follow with a rich hand cream
6. Carrot Hand Mask
Carrots probably sound like a very unlikely ingredient for a hand mask and while I agree, they contain loads of skin benefits we won’t want to miss! Carrots are chock full of vitamins, nutrients and carotene, which help fight off damaging free radicals, help keep skin looking young and nourish the skin. This mask also contains hydrating olive oil and sour cream to brighten dull skin!
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon olive oil
Grind 1 carrot and add 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Mix the ingredients and apply to your hands for 20 minutes, then rinse off.
7. Exfoliating Foot Mask
If your feet are in need some major exfoliation to get rid of dead skin cells, try this exfoliating foot mask on for size! This refreshing foot mask uses simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen cabinets so you can easily whip this up anytime you want to show off your feet or want to play footsie with a special someone!
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup coarse salt
1/2 cup unscented body lotion
4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Slide feet into mixture and rub, beginning at toes, working up to heel and ankle.
Do one foot at a time, rinsing in a separate bowl of warm water.
8. Homemade Mask for Dry Hands
This next hand mask is a two-step process where you do a little exfoliating with brown sugar and cranberry juice, then treat your skin to a hydrating and toning hand mask. All of the ingredients in this hand mask are inexpensive and both recipes are easy to prepare. Use this hand mask the next time you’re going to give yourself a manicure for an incredible home spa treatment!
¼ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cranberry juice
First you clean your hands with mild soap and warm water. After that prepare piling made from: 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 teaspoon of cranberry juice. Rub that piling onto your hands for a few minutes. Feel free to apply some pressure like massaging hands, it is going to improve your peripheral circulation, then wash with lukewarm water. No soap this time!
1 egg yolk
Take one egg yolk, squeeze some lemon juice and mix it with mixer adding some olive oil. (I usually use only one beater for the mixer and mix it in a coffee mug). Beat it until you get smooth cream like mayonnaise. Put it onto your hands in a thick layer and let stand for at list 15 minutes. Longer you keep it, better result you get.
When your devoted time is up, wash your hands first with warm water and then finish with cold water. Absorb water with towel, then rub some nourishing hand cream and enjoy soft, smooth, moisturized hands. This homemade mask for dry hands should relieve that unpleasant filing of tight, soar skin. Your hands will be grateful, your own skin will” fit” again, and you will be happy because you can spend time with your family while at the same time pampering yourself. Time is precious and should be spent with the people who matter the most.
These DIY masks for hands and feet are sure to moisturize, nourish and condition your skin. These DIY recipes are easy to make, affordable and can be done anytime you want to treat yourself or your girlfriends to some R&R! Have you ever tried a hand or foot mask before? How did you like it?