When it gets colder, many people suffer from dry hands. Dry air indoors, plenty of washing up and cycling in the cold without gloves on contribute to dry hands. Read on for tips on getting your hands soft and smooth again quickly.
Apply hand cream a few times a day to keep them greasy. The drier the skin, the greasier the ointment must be. The fatty layer does not absorb, which means that no more water can escape from the skin. Vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, olive oil and coconut fat are the most effective, safe and inexpensive means to maintain dry skin.
Use mild soap
When washing your hands, use very mild soap such as ‘Savon de Marseille’ (with olive oil or palm oil). Also do not wash your hands with hot water. Use hand cream after washing. Avoid antibacterial soaps. These are extremely drying.
Take care of your skin. Wear gloves when cleaning. In cold weather, put on gloves before you go out – even though the weather is not extremely cold.
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