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Get rid of dry hands in the winter


dry hands

Dry hands are a common problem in the winter, and people who wash dishes frequently or live in a cold, dry climate may be more likely to suffer from dry hands than others.

The weather is responsible for dry hands, which occurs mainly in the winter season, as when the weather becomes cold, the air dries up, and the body cannot retain moisture, and the lack of moisture in the air causes dry skin and hands.

Ways to get rid of dry hands in the winter

1. Use moisturizing creams

Many moisturizers are designed for the hands and a person should use a moisturizing cream on their hands after washing them to help restore the natural moisture to the skin. There are also many oils, such as coconut oil, that may produce similar results.

 2. Protect the skin

The sun can dry out the skin, cause burns, and lead to other, more serious health problems.

 All areas of the body should be protected from prolonged sun exposure, and the hands are no exception. Protecting the hands with a high-quality sunscreen can help prevent the sun's rays from drying out.

 3. Try the overnight treatment

You should use a generous amount of moisturizing lotion or cream, and once a lot of cream is applied, the person should wear socks or gloves on the hands. The covers help keep the moisturizer in contact with the skin, so that it is absorbed throughout the night.

 4. Aloe vera mode

Aloe vera is a popular ingredient in many skin products due to its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera is available without a prescription and can be applied to the skin as a natural and safe moisturizer.

 5. Avoid soap

The chemicals often found in soaps can have a drying effect on the hands and people should avoid washing their hands excessively if possible to avoid them drying out.

 6. Wear gloves

Wearing rubber gloves when hands come into contact with water may help prevent hands from drying out.

 People who spend a lot of time with their hands immersed or in contact with water should consider wearing rubber gloves.

 Prolonged exposure to water can dry out the hands as it strips the natural oils from the skin and the gloves provide a layer of protection to help prevent the hands from drying out.

 7. Use a moisturizer

Humidifiers are often used by people with respiratory issues to help with breathing, however, a humidifier can have a significant impact on protecting the skin from drying out when people live in a dry environment or during the winter months.

 8. Reduce stress

For people with eczema, stress can trigger an outbreak or flare-up, and reducing stress can help the person with eczema avoid dry skin on their hands and other areas of the body.

 9. Avoid hot air dryers

Hot air dryers tend to dry out skin. Hot, dry air can dry out hands. It is best to try to use paper towels when possible and to pat your hands dry.

 10. Exfoliate

Exfoliation can help remove dead, dry, damaged skin. A person can use a pumice stone, or try making a homemade solution by mixing olive oil and 1 to 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and exfoliating dry skin.

Dry hands caused by frequent sterilization and hand washing

People are currently forced to use strong sterilizers that contain 60% alcohol or more, or to wash hands with soap and water frequently daily to prevent infection with the emerging corona virus (COVID-19), which caused many of them severe dryness in the hands, so it is recommended to apply Moisturizing cream immediately after the sterilizer or water dries from the hands.

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