Fondly called “Hot Buttered Thumb” by the Los Angeles nail salon owner who developed it, this treatment uses warm milk to help break down dead skin and brown sugar to gently slough it off. Bonus: it’s deliciously scented with cinnamon essential oil and spiced rum—making it a perfectly healthy way to indulge this holiday season (just like these 10 face smoothie recipes for beautiful skin). Here's the recipe:
What You’ll Need
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup spiced rum
Dash of nutmeg
1 cup milk, heated
2 to 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
2 hand towels
2 quart-size plastic bags
The 4-Step Treatment
1) In a bowl, mix brown sugar, rum, and nutmeg to a scrub consistency. Fill another bowl with the warmed milk and cinnamon oil. Soak hands in milk for 2 to 3 minutes.
2) Massage the exfoliating scrub onto hands and slough off dead skin; rinse with warm water.
3) Wet the hand towels with hot water and set aside. Pat hands dry with another towel and apply a moisturizer.
4) Slide hands into plastic bags and wrap each with a warm, wet hand towel; let sit for 5 minutes and then remove.