How to Keep your Hands Hydrated during the sanitizing world of COVID

In this new landscape of constant hand sanitizers and latex gloves, our hands are taking a beating. Since we’ve all got more time on our hands than ever, why not dive into the world of DIY hand masks.
We’ve rounded up our current top 3 favorites, just in time for Self Care Sunday.
DIY Clay Mask from
  • 110 g (1 cup) French yellow clay
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) avocado oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) calendula oil
  • 6 drops essential oils
Add the French yellow clay, avocado oil, calendula oil, and essential oils into a non-metallic bowl and stir with a wooden spoon or plastic whisk until well blended and no dry lumps of clay remain in the bowl. Use right away or fill into sterilized, airtight jars or containers for storage.
Apply approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons of the clay mask to the back of your hands, also covering your fingers, cuticles, and nails. Leave the clay mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your hands clean under warm, running water. Dry with a fresh towel and apply my hand balm, a few drops buckthorn seed oil, or a moisturizer.
Hydrating Matcha Hand Mask from
  • 1 tbsp Matcha Clay Powder
  • 1 tsp carrier oil (olive, coconut, argon, or any of your favorite)
  • Warm water or more oil for consistency. 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and smooth all over your palms, hands, elbows, and forearms. 
Leave mask on hands for 10-15 minutes. Remove mask with damp warm wash cloth or rinse under water
Avocado Hand Mask from

  • 1 ripe avocado 
  • 2 tablespoons honey—orange blossom if possible 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 2 teaspoons plain yogurt 
  • 10 drops sandalwood 
  • 8 drops myrh

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.

If all of that 'DIY' is too much, Stylecaster & Instyle rounded up their picks for the most luxurious at-home treatment for your dry hands, all of which can be purchased online.