By Kimbry Parker

When your hands become dry and chapped, heading to the spa for a hand treatment isn't always a convenient option. Give your hands a pampering experience at home by performing your own hand spa treatment to banish dry skin and leave them silky smooth.

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A homemade hand mask for dryness will rehydrate and soften the skin.

Step 1

Put a quarter-sized amount of olive oil into the palm of one hand. Add about 1 teaspoon of white sugar.

Step 2

Massage your hands with the olive oil and sugar to exfoliate and remove the dead, dry skin. Rinse your hands with warm water and dry with a soft towel.

Step 3

Grind 2 tablespoons of oats in a blender or food processor until they become a fine powder. Put the oats into a medium-sized microwavable bowl.

Step 4

Add 1 tablespoon of rose water, 1 teaspoon each of almond oil, lemon juice and honey, and ½ teaspoon of vitamin-E oil. Mix the oatmeal powder and liquid ingredients with a spoon to create a thick paste. Set the mixture aside.

Step 5

Fill a large bowl with hot water. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak your hands in the water for 30 minutes, then pat dry with a towel. The water should be comfortably hot, but not too hot that it burns your skin.

Step 6

Heat the oatmeal paste in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. The mixture should be warm, but not hot.

Step 7

Scoop the mixture from the bowl with your hand. Rub it generously between both hands until they are completely covered.

Step 8

Wrap each hand in a clean hand towel. Lay your hands flat for 10 to 15 minutes until the oatmeal mixture has cooled.

Step 9

Remove the towels and rinse your hands with warm water. Wash with mild hand soap and warm water to remove any sticky, oily residue. Pat your hands dry with a soft towel and apply moisturizing lotion.