Say goodbye
to dry hands!

The wind, cold, sun, household products—daily life is hard on your hands. It’s no surprise that they dry out at times. Here are six ways to finally say goodbye to tight, chapped skin and enjoy soft, silky hands!

Why do my
hands dry out?

Your hands dry out when the skin’s protective film is weakened and is no longer able to maintain an optimal level of hydration, making your skin become dry, sensitive and easily irritated. This issue is mainly caused by repeated contact with external aggressors, such as hard water, soap, household products, pollution, and the cold, wind, sun, etc.

6 ways to protect your hands

 

Wear gloves in winter.

Accessories can be a great ally in protecting your hands. So, be sure to always wear gloves or mittens when going out in cold weather.

Opt for mild soaps.

Regular soap can irritate the skin and make your problem worse, so wash your hands with liquid cleanser or a mild soap. Liquid products are often recommended for sensitive skin, since they are less abrasive and easier to rinse off.

Apply moisturizer several times a day, especially after every wash.

After washing your hands, be sure to properly dry them, including between the fingers, before applying your cream. Massage it in until the product is completely absorbed by the skin. The cream’s oily film acts as a shield to protect the skin from dehydration and also helps to soothe feelings of tightness and discomfort.

Tip:

Get the most out of your cream by applying a healthy coat on your hands before going to bed, allowing the skin to absorb a larger quantity of the product overnight.

Wear latex gloves when using household products.

Bleach, dishwasher detergents, sanitary disinfectants—several household products are formulated with ingredients that can irritate the skin. We therefore strongly recommend wearing gloves when doing chores like washing dishes and housekeeping.

Use a scrub once or twice a month.

The next time you exfoliate your body, give yourself the full experience by scrubbing right to your fingertips. What, exfoliate my hands? That’s right! While it may seem surprising, scrubbing your hands is ultra-beneficial since it promotes blood circulation, removes dead skin cells and helps the moisturizing ingredients in your hand cream to better penetrate the skin.

Don’t leave your hands in water longer than necessary.

Water is not dry skin’s best friend. Long exposure to water—especially hot water—will dry it out. So when washing your hands, use lukewarm water and rinse well, nothing more.

 

How do I choose
the right cream?

The abundance of available hand creams can sometimes make choosing the right one a complex, difficult decision. To relieve your dry skin, opt for a combination of ultra-protective active ingredients that repair the skin.

To further help you choose, here’s a list of natural ingredients to favour:

  • Glycerin: repairs, lubricates and softens.
  • Shea butter or Monoi oil: regenerative and protects against the cold.
  • Cranberry seed oil: antioxidant and anti-aging.
  • Baobab oil: softens, repairs and heals.
  • Aloe vera: hydrates, soothes, nourishes and firms.
  • Honey and Beeswax: protects and nourishes.
  • Sweet almond oil: softens and tones.
  • Argan oil: hydrates and nourishes, with anti-aging properties.
  • Lemon juice: revitalizes and regulates pH.
  • Cupuacu: hydrates, soothes and protects, with antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
La Roche-Posay

Cicaplast Mains Hand Cream, 50 ml
PJC

Hand Cream, 50 ml, Cucumber Melon

With vitamin E.

Caudalie

Hand and Nail Cream, 75 ml

Nourishes and protects.

Aveeno

Skin Relief Hand Cream, 97 ml

Use Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream, a fast-absorbing moisturizer, to soothe and heal dry hands.

Nivea

Repair & Care Hand Cream, 100 ml

Looking to protect and instantly relieve dry, chapped hands? Try Nivea Repair & Care hand cream!

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Say goodbye to dry hands!

The wind, cold, sun, household products—daily life is hard on your hands. It’s no surprise that they dry out at times. Here are six ways to finally say goodbye to tight, chapped skin and enjoy soft, silky hands!
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