Dry hands can feel uncomfortable and don’t look great. Harsh weather and external irritants can wreak havoc on the skin, leaving them, dry and cracked… not good!
We use our hands every day, they are one of the most used parts of our body. This hard work puts a lot of pressure on the skin and although it’s undoubtably tougher than the skin on our face, constant exposure to external irritants like temperature, hand washing, pollution and dirt can weaken the skin’s natural barrier. This can lead to dry patches and even infections. The low number of sebaceous glands also means they’re prone to drying out- so we need to help them out so they don’t get dry and cracked!
So, do you want to know the secret to soft, comfortable feeling hands all year round? Here are some tips on how to keep your hands soft, hydrated and loved!
Switch up the hand soap
Frequent handwashing is important for good hygiene, but it can be quite stripping on the skin. So, if you find your skin is perhaps dryer than usual, the first thing you can try is switch up your hand soap. Look for a mild, moisturising soap for your hands and see if that helps. Avoid using hot water too, as this could be drying too.