Help - how to clean hands

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13 years 7 months ago #15461 by Telly
I have a job interview tomorrow and my hands have ingrained dirt from goat wrangling. To make it worse i was oiling shelves on the weekend so have dirt stuck to oil as well. My nails aren't too flash either but they're beyond help. How can I get them sparkling clean by tomorrow. Scrubbing doesn't seem to work, I need chemical warfare - and preferably something that I have in my cupboard already.

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13 years 7 months ago #234954 by Celtic_Kiwi
I was always told on material butter to get the oil out and dishwashing liquid to get the butter out. Don't know about hands.

If in doubt baking soda..... just because any time I have ever asked for advice re stains, people say baking soda

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13 years 7 months ago #234955 by grannie Mary
try a lemon if that doesnt work, janola will, but its pretty drastic on your hands

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13 years 7 months ago #234962 by ravenseyes
Orange citrus scrub always does well. If you have one of those facial scrubs like St Ives apricot that has the oatmeal scrub in it could help.



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13 years 7 months ago #234966 by Kiwi303
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sugar soap if you have it, the gritty stuff is best.

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13 years 7 months ago #234968 by kate
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Toothpaste might help if you haven't got gritty soap...it's slightly abrasive :D

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13 years 7 months ago #234970 by Pumpkingirl
I read once on a website that a mix of butter and sugar (if all else fails) was meant to work really well. Never tried it personally.

I use a little hand/nail scrubbing brush in warm water, JIF works quite well if it's bad, but it usually takes quite a few goes at it over a few hours before I can remove stains like purple spray or ingrained dirt.

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13 years 7 months ago #234972 by hilldweller
Go for a swim. Chlorine is good.

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13 years 7 months ago #234976 by Seaside
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Washing up liquid and sugar is good for getting oil off. Meths is good for removing solvent-based stuff, like enamel paint.

After that, moisturise - your poor skin will need it!

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13 years 7 months ago #234977 by maggies mum
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Blimey Telly if you use all that lot you won't have any hands to worry about ! LOL :D:D:D

Good luck with the interview....and the hands!

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13 years 7 months ago #234979 by Istrian
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Wear white cotton gloves. Tell whoever that you had a wee accident & spilt ink/paint/? over your hands.

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13 years 7 months ago #234988 by eelcat
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good luck with the interview regardless of your hands

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13 years 7 months ago #234994 by Hasbeen
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1 tblsp Glycerine
1 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp sugar
1 tsp olive oil
mix in a small jar
rub into hands & nails as if washing hands --- if very grimy add more sugar to hands.
Wipe with paper towel & repeat,
put on a pair of old rubber gloves & leave them for about an hr (read a book)
rub more on working under nails with an orange stick.
rinse off with cold water.
Great looking hands.

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13 years 7 months ago #234997 by powerguy
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Go to your local restaurant / cafe and offer to do the dishes[}:)] I was chief washer upper at our party over the weekend and my hands came up beautiful!

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13 years 7 months ago #234998 by Prim
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My hairdresser swears by bleach!

Yikes. Use a good moisturiser/handcream afterwards though.

Perhaps a good long soak in the bath would help?

Good luck for the interview.

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