Summer fun can be rough on hands with all that beach time. Salt, sand, sun and water is a rough combination on skin and no one wants dry, scratchy paws. From rough cuticles to scaly skin, dry lizard mitts are never sexy. But never fear, with these 10 tips, you’ll have silky soft hands in no time!

1. Moisturize: The road to premature aging is paved with dry skin. Finding the right lotion is key to protecting your hands from sun and harsh soaps and cleansers by restoring hydration and repairing the skin barrier. (via Tree Hut)

2. Take Care of Your Cuticles: Rugged, torn cuticles can make your hands look rough so after a hot shower gently push back cuticles with a cuticle tool. Then stimulate blood flow by vigorously rubbing them with a clean, dry towel or a toothbrush until pink and exfoliated. (via Elle)

3. Invest in Gloves: Doing dishes does terrible things to your skin, so get some good rubber gloves to use while cleaning and handling soaps and chemicals. (via Beauty Health Tips)

4. Gentle Hand Soap: Normal dish washing soap will strip your hands of their natural oils so if your soap is too harsh, switch to a brand that contains gentle ingredients. (via You Queen)

5. Protect Your Hands from The Sun: Not many of us think to put SPF on our hands, but sun damage happens 365 days a year so find a hand lotion that has some sun protection in it. (via You Queen)

6. Coconut Oil: Pour a small amount of coconut oil onto a cotton ball and then apply it over your hands until they are lightly coated. If possible, do this right before bed and wear cotton gloves to lock in the moisture. (via Livestrong)

7. Olive Oil Scrub: Combine some sugar with olive oil for an all natural scrub that exfoliates while it moisturizes. (via Beauty And Health)

8. Homemade Hand Mask: Apply a mask made with honey, lemon juice and olive oil, massage it well and keep it on your hands for at least 10 minutes. (via Bio Blog)

9. Get a Hand Massage: Treat yourself with a lovely hand massage to increase circulation; your hands also feel the effects of fatigue so a relaxing massage will smooth the rough edges and help you unwind. (via She Choice)

10. Baby Powder And Lotion: If you want truly baby soft hands, try this homemade remedy of combining your favorite lotion with a bit of baby powder for the softest hands ever. (via Wikihow)

Do you prefer homemade or store bought lotions? Let us know in the comments below!