Surely these days you have had the sensation of dryness in your hands, both soap and antibacterial gel kill germs, but they can also affect your skin, this is because the skin structure of the hands has a lesser capacity to retain moisture. moisture so they are more prone to extreme dryness.

Although the constant washing of hands and the continuous application of the antibacterial gel can be key to the current dryness, there are different factors that can cause your skin to present this condition, for example:

  • Genetics: some people are born more predisposed to having skin with this condition
  • The weather: Dry skin tends to occur when there are low temperatures, decreased outdoor humidity, increased heat inside your workplace or home, and the fact that you are constantly changing between the two environments generates dry skin. .
  • The way you treat your skin: some jobs put more pressure on the skin than others and can affect its condition.
  • Medicines: some medications cause dry skin as a side effect.

When the skin becomes dry it is even more difficult for it to retain the moisture it needs, the symptoms vary in severity. Small cracks can occur around the cuticles, to larger cracks on fingers, thumbs, and knuckles.

The basis of the treatment is lifestyle modification and hand care. It is advisable to adopt daily habits for skin care:

  • Wash your hands with lukewarm water: Water that is too hot or too cold can damage the skin
  • Moisturize them regularly: Have a skin care product near where you wash your hands, try to apply it every time your hands are exposed to a liquid solution
  • Avoid harsh cleaning products
  • If your work requires that your hands are exposed to chemicals, try to use gloves
  • Apply sunscreen with moisturizers that is free of perfumes and irritating dyes
  • Skin hydration depends on the water balance in the body, so it is extremely important that you drink water throughout the day so that the body is not dehydrated and your skin looks radiant.

Use products that are clinically and dermatologically proven to repair dry skin, you will notice a difference and see the benefits persist with regular use.

“Be good to your skin. You'll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”

Renee Rouleau