I don’t know about you all, but winter really does a number on my skin and my hands are often the worst victim. A friend of mine told me about a protein-rich soak she does at home to keep her nail beds strong and hands smooth, and I immediately tried it, loved it, and wanted to share it with all of you. Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey was the perfect partner for this DIY project, because raw honey contains more antioxidants and enzymes, giving this soak recipe even more incredible skin benefits.
If you’ve never used honey as a beauty product, you should know it’s a natural humectant, so it takes moisture from the air and traps it into the layers of your skin and keeps it there. This means you get deep, long-lasting hydration — exactly what I need right now!
This tried and true solution truly is the bees knees.
• 2 egg yolks beaten
• ¼ cup milk
• 1 tablespoon Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey*
1. Mix these ingredients together in a bowl wide enough to place your hands.
2. Soak for approximately 12 minutes.
3. Rinse, then pat dry.
I like to complete the hydration process by using a touch of coconut oil on my cuticles and slathering on a rich hand cream. Enjoy your super soft and beautiful hands — I know I have!
Photography credit: Samantha Marquart