5 Quick Solutions for Healing Dry Hands

Hand care
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Environmental elements such as weather variations, along with external agents like the use of cleaning chemicals and sanitizers, can lead to dry hands. This problem is widespread, especially in locations prone to dry or cold weather conditions.

Causes of dry skin

Dry hands typically result from the skin’s lack of moisture retention. This can be attributed to several main factors:

Weather conditions

In an environment where the air is dry or lacks humidity, the skin can lose its ability to keep moisture.

Regular activities

Washing your hands may seem hydrating, but repetitive washing can strip away your skin’s natural oils, causing hands to become drier and more fragile. Regular use of sanitizers can further dry the hands too.

Health conditions

Certain medical disorders, whether related to skin or other bodily functions, can result in dry hands. Conditions like diabetes or skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis are typical culprits.

Dry skin prevention and care

If dry hands are a concern or you are looking for remedies, here are treatments to add to your daily skincare routine:

Use a moisturizing hand cream

Choose a moisturizing hand cream that absorbs quickly to hydrate effectively but provides your skin with long-lasting moisturization.

We recommend using Earthcare Asia’s Aquatect Gel, an effective hand cream that is made with a golden water-to-oil ratio of 8:2. It strengthens your skin barrier by deeply hydrating the skin and preventing that hydration from evaporating.

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Apply sunscreen to your hands

Using sunscreen on your hands can prevent dryness, as it protects the entire skin surface from the sun’s damaging effects.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation removes dead and dry skin cells. Always moisturize afterwards to mainian soft, hydrated hands.

Consider night moisturizing

For particularly dry hands, nightly moisturizing can extend hydration, reducing the drying effects of the air when you sleep.

Minimize the use of strong cleaners

Avoid excessive use of harsh cleaning products that may dry out the hands. Wear gloves when necessary and moisturize afterwards.

Additional preventative measures include using paper towels instead of hot air dryers, washing hands with warm water, and avoiding prolonged water exposure that strips the hands of its natural oils. Apply hand creams like Aquatect Gel following activities of prolonged exposure to water, like swimming or bathing.

By following these recommendations, you can effectively manage and prevent dry hands, maintianing healthy and hydrated skin.