With the extra emphasis on handwashing lately, your hands are probably becoming dry, tight, itching, or even cracking. But, with all the extra cleansing are you experiencing dry skin from handwashing?
If you notice your skin is becoming irritated *don’t* ignore the signs—the faster you take action the better off your skin will be.
Always use tepid water while washing with soap, rub hands dry (without a towel) or let them air dry whenever possible, and apply a high-quality lotion or creme immediately after to lock in moisture.
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Avoid lotions and creams with alcohol or fragrances in them to avoid irritating your skin further.
Repeat as needed.
According to npr.com:
"antibacterial soap works just as well as regular soap. But running water is key since standing water could be contaminated."
For severely dry, cracking and eczema skin follow this simple & effective routine immediately for the best results:
Step 1: Apply moisturizing sugar scrub daily to hands, I recommend one of these
Step 2: Massage a quarter-sized amount of alcohol-free Witch Hazel to damp skin (you can purchase it online)
Step 3: While skin is still damp a pea size of this creme to lock and seal in moisture.
Making these tips part of your daily routine can significantly help prevent dry skin from handwashing, year-round.
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