I use my hands all the time, so it can be hard to ignore cracks and cracks. The environment, seasons, hand washing, chemicals, and hard work can all affect your hands. Rough hands can become rough, painful and unattractive. You can get your hands back soft and smooth.
watch your hands
Wash your hands. Dry hands should be washed regularly to avoid viral and bacterial infections. Use warm water as hot water can strip the protective oils from your skin. When washing your hands, wash them gently and pat them dry instead of rubbing them with a towel.
If you have a job that requires frequent hand washing (more than 12 times a day), or if your hands are very dry, you may want to consider using hand sanitizer or wipes occasionally. It may be dry, but tends to be gentler than frequent washing with soap and water.
Use a mild cleanser. Get a moisturizing or hypoallergenic soap. Do not use antibacterial or alcohol-based toners, products containing alpha hydroxy acids, or strongly scented soaps. The additives and chemicals in this type of soap can remove oil that irritates the skin and help keep it moisturized.
Use scrubs. You can buy a hand-made scrub or scrub. The sea salt scrub is highly recommended. Use a scrub once a week to exfoliate and prevent clumping of the skin. Hands should be handled gently, especially if they are dry and prone to cracking.
You can also make a scrub for your hands. One way is to finely grind about a cup of raw oats and rub the skin of your hands into a powder.
Make a sugar and lemon paste by mixing sugar and lemon juice until the consistency of a scrub or paste. Massage the mixture into your skin. Leave for 1 minute, then rinse. Sugar exfoliates hands and lemon juice evens out skin tone.
Soak your hands. Take a bowl of warm water and place your hands in the water. Soak for 5 minutes. But don’t soak again. Otherwise, it will be drier. dry it.
Add baking soda to a bowl of warm water and soak your hands for up to 10 minutes.
You can also soften thick skin by adding oils such as olive, argon, or essential oils to the water.
Always rinse your hands after bathing to remove dead skin cells.
Remove thick skin. When showering or soaking your hands, use a nail file, sanding board, washcloth, or pumice stone to scrub the thicker areas of your hands. This can help remove thickened skin and calluses. When scrubbing, make sure your hands are wet and don’t use hard or sharp objects to avoid infection.
If you have diabetes, always talk to your doctor before doing anything that could damage your skin, as diabetics are more prone to infections. Don’t even use a pumice stone.
If you need additional treatment for thick skin, see your doctor. He can use a scalpel or trim thick skin during a visit to the office. Your doctor may also prescribe a patch with a callus remover applied to the skin or a chemical such as salicylic acid.
Try over-the-counter bandages. A bandage can be used to cover the thickened area and protect it from friction. Some may contain salicylic acid to help remove calluses. Be careful when using it because it can irritate the skin.
Choose a moisturizer. Moisturizing your skin is important for treating chapped hands. You will need oil-based, alcohol-free moisturizers and moisturizers that retain moisture, such as ointments and creams. Avoid moisturizers that contain moisture, such as lotions, and are not very effective.
Emollients are basically skin lubricants that help soften, smooth and supple slippery skin. Emollients may include lanolin, mineral oil, jojoba oil, isopropyl palmitate, propylene glycol linoleate, squalene, or glycerol stearate as active ingredients.
Humidifiers use moisture from the surrounding air to increase the moisture content of the skin. Effective moisturizers include glycerol, hyaluronic acid, sorbitol, propylene glycerin, dimethicone, urea, or lactic acid.
Stay hydrated regularly. Every time you wash your hands, apply a moisturizer, preferably when your hands are wet. If your hands start to feel dry, it’s time to apply moisturizer. Don’t forget to moisturize your hands before going to bed.
Also, use a moisturizer as your fingernails and toenails can become dry and cracked.
Bring a small tube of hand cream. You can place some in places where you spend a lot of time, like your desk, so you can use them often and make them a habit.
Using a humidifier once a day may not be enough, especially during the dry winter months. Applying moisturizer 5-6 times a day provides a full day of protection.
Use Vaseline (Vaseline). Oils help block moisture, prevent chafing, and soften skin. Apply Vaseline well to your hands and massage. Use if necessary or after washing hands throughout the day.
Treat your hands with oil daily or weekly. Massage the skin of your hands with olive oil, vitamin E oil, pure jojoba oil, coconut oil, beeswax or cocoa butter. This natural moisturizer retains lost moisture, prevents the buildup of bacteria between chapped skin, nourishes the skin and leaves your hands super soft. Smells great too with coconut oil and cocoa butter.
Use a small amount of one of these moisturizers before bed and leave it overnight. Feel free to try different types.
To use vitamin E, open one or two capsules. Squeeze the capsule and apply the oil to the skin. Leave it all day or at night.
For extra hydration, you can wear cotton gloves on your hands to keep them moist. Apply gloves and moisturizer overnight.
Try a homemade moisturizer. There are many moisturizing creams that you can make at home. They contain the essential ingredients you already have. It can also be very effective, so give it a try.
Break the egg. Beat the egg yolks with a whisk or by hand. Apply the egg mixture to the skin of your hands. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Add 2 tablespoons of real mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of baby oil and mix. Rub this mixture into your hands and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Prevention of chapped hands
Make an appointment at the nearest nail salon. Regular manicures benefit your hands and help keep them soft and healthy. There are several treatment options you can choose from during and after your appointment to maximize your manicure experience. For example, you can get a paraffin wax treatment on your hands, which is very effective at soothing dry skin.
After paraffin treatment, ask your manicurist when you can get another treatment before your hands are dry again.
Wear rubber gloves, plastic gloves, and latex gloves. Gloves protect your hands when exposed to detergents and drying chemicals, such as washing dishes or cleaning the bathroom. Wear gloves when doing this as frequent immersion of your hands in plain water can irritate your skin. You can buy gloves at the grocery or general store.
Wearing plastic gloves can also protect your hands from harsh substances that can damage your skin.
Some people are allergic to latex. For safety, it is recommended to avoid rubber gloves.
Also, don’t forget to wear cotton gloves outdoors to protect your hands from the cold, dry winter weather.
drink water Drinking water keeps your body hydrated. Without enough water, the skin is often the first to suffer. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and more if you sweat or engage in heat-related activities.
Avoid distracting activities. Thick tissue is formed by repetitive movements that cause friction. If possible, avoid thickening of the skin. If you can’t because you use your hands a lot in construction work or at work, like a musician, you may need to accept the calluses, stop working regularly, or find ways to protect the area.
A cotton swab or bandage is placed over the area of concern to prevent calluses from growing.
Consider using a moisturizer. You can live in a dry environment with low humidity or use an indoor fireplace in very dry and cold winters. All these dry environments can crack your hands. Using a moisturizer at home can actually help dry out your skin.
Follow the humidifier’s instructions and maintain it properly. You don’t want to grow bacteria or mold that is released into the air.
Visit a dermatologist. If you take good care of your hands, moisturize regularly, and try other treatments and your hands are still chapped, see your doctor. Some underlying health conditions, such as hypothyroidism, can cause dry skin. Skin conditions such as eczema can cause cracked skin, and your doctor may prescribe a stronger ointment to treat the problem.