Nourishing Homemade Skin Mask

For dry winter hands, try using this homemade skin mask a few times a week.

| February 2015

Homemade skin mask

This homemade skin mask is easy to make when you need to soften and protect your skin from harsh winter conditions.

Photo courtesy The Countryman Press

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This homemade skin mask is good in wintertime, when hands tend to become dry and rough. Prepare as often as needed to whiten and nourish hands.


• 4 small potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed
• 1 ounce (30 ml) heavy cream
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 10 drops (0.5 ml) vitamin E


1. Mix the above ingredients well until a uniform paste is formed.

2. Spread the mask on your hands and rub in well to help the fats from the cream and oil penetrate the skin.

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