Thanks to constant exposure, our hands can become dry and cracked very easily. Exposure to harsh weather like cold winds, household chores and daily activities make our hands susceptible to damage. So, how can you protect your hands as well as relieving dryness? Here are our top tips for looking after your hands.

Protect from damage

Whether you’re washing up, gardening or cleaning the house, our daily activities can have a massive impact on our hands. Dryness, cracked skin and soreness are just a few issues your hands may be suffering from. The most effective way to protect your hands from damage is to wear gloves. Gloves will prevent your hands from drying out due to water, cold weather and using chemicals, while also protecting your hands from dirt and grime so you don’t need to clean your hands as often.

Use a nourishing hand cream

A good hand cream, containing rich ingredients like shea or cocoa butter, will help to nourish dry skin and alleviate dehydration. Furthermore, with gradual use, your skin will become smooth, soothed and restored. Remember to use hand cream or lotion after washing your hands and in the evening before you go to sleep.

Avoid harsh soaps

Using harsh soaps or hand wash can dry out your hands, leaving them feeling chapped and cracked. Instead, use a gentle formulation and rinse in warm water for no more than 20 seconds. Using a hand cream after will lock in moisture to prevent dryness.

Have a hand treatment

A SkinBase Microdermabrasion treatment is ideal for treating dry hands. During this experience, non-allergenic crystals are used on the skin to remove dead skin cells, helping to promote smooth, more youthful looking hands. This safe treatment is completely painless and stress-free so you can have beautiful hands in an instant! Find your nearest SkinBase therapist.

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