Follow these steps to keep your hands moist and soft: cure dry skin
– Use a moisturizer and sunscreen: Keeping moisturizer on your hands is essential, especially after washing your hands so find one with at least an SPF 15, but keep in mind that moisturizers without sunscreen will lead to aging. Sun exposure damages collagen which gives your skin that “plump” look. When collagen breaks down, wrinkles and thin skin appear. UVA rays are equally as strong from summer to winter.
– Use a humidifier: The best way to prevent dry skin is to keep moisture in the air and therefore in your skin as well. Dry indoor air can dry out skin and cause itching and flaking.
– Exfoliate: Exfoliation has great benefit for your hands by removing dry skin cells. The skin on your hands is thinner than on your face which makes it much more susceptible to the aging process and effects of sun exposure.
– Hot water and dry soaps: you should use warm water not hot when you bathe. Hot water removes important oils from your skin. Also, it’s preferable to use cleansing creams or gentle skin cleansers and shower gels with added moisturizers.
– Wear gloves: last but not least, wear gloves to protect your skin from sun and water exposure.