Old-fashioned paste for smooth hands
In the old days women used to take very good care of their hands, ensuring they were smooth and soft at all times. These days we tend to roughen them up in the garden, use harmful detergents and indulge in all sorts of activities that leave them rough and dry. This is a very old recipe I found in one of my books that really works, but you need to do this every night for two weeks – and you have to wear gloves to bed! If you are prepared to take the challenge, you will be rewarded with hands your great-grandmother would have admired.
2 tbsp of almond meal
1 tbsp of honey
1 egg yolk, beaten frothy yellow
Mix all the ingredients together and rub onto your hands.
Apply gloves – cotton or an old pair of leather ones will work well – then go to bed. Repeat every night for two weeks.