Nothing wreaks havoc on the fragile skin of hands more than dry winter air, but adding frequent handwashing to prevent the spread of germs is causing dry hands in pandemic proportions. Harsh weather, hand soap or santizing agents, and indoor heating systems affect the moisture level in your skin, ravaging the skin’s moisture barrier and leaving your hands dry, sensitive and often cracked.
Here are some have some dry hand treatments to bring moisture back into your skin.
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. It is important to moisturize often to restore your skin’s hydration and is especially important to apply after washing your hands. Choose a hand cream that maintains hydration through multiple handwashings while resurfacing and revitalizing cracked skin, such as Eminence Organic Skin Care’s Mangosteen Replenishing Hand Cream. This non-greasy treatment is formulated with lactic acid and leaves hands feeling soft and supple.
- Use Hydrating Soaps
Using soaps with harsh ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, can damage the skin barrier. We recommend you reach for LOVEFRESH Hand & Body Wash - a gentle yet effective wash that is free of harsh detergents and contains powerful natural ingredients such as chamomile and elder flower to soothe irritated hands.
- Protect with Gloves
Reduce exposure to hot water and harsh detergents by wearing ruuber gloves when washing dishes and housecleaning.
- Don’t Forget SPF
As the signs of aging often display on our hands first, we recommend protecting your hands with SPF to prevent premature aging and dehydration. Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 not only blocks harmful UVA and UVB rays, but it also moisturizes your skin and leaves it silky smooth.
- Hydrate and Protect Nail Cuticles
Revitalize and nourish cuticles while protecting against evironmental stressors with Wildflower Ultralight Oil. This “dry” oil is easily absorbed into skin and nails, leaving the skin silky smoothe. Layer Mangosteen Replenishing Hand Cream over top for best results.
To repair sensitive, chapped hands and cracks we recommend Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm, affectionally referred to as nature’s “polysporin”. This award-winning, skin-saving superhero uses the power of a Natural Repair Complex to relieve dry skin. Use as a spot-treatment or as an ultra-rich cream to repair and reduce redness caused by dry skin.
What are your tips for keeping your hands smooth and hydrated? We invite you to explore more hand care products HERE.