Do you usually experience dry hands after washing them? Then there is a simple trick you can do about it. The present coronavirus pandemic has made it more necessary to always wash our hands with soap and water. By doing this, we ensure that the further spread of the virus is limited. But is there a drawback to regularly hand washing? Yes, it is possible that the skin dries out quickly which result into rough and dry hands.
Is it your interest to maintain silky-smooth hands? Then carefully follow these instructions to help prevent your hands from drying out.
The basic cause of dry hands
We usually wash our hands regularly with warm water and soap and this act enable us to remove virus and bacteria from our hands and prevents us from transmitting the virus to other people. However, our hands also dry out a lot faster. It is due to the fact that washing it removes natural oils and in combination with the cool air outside and the effects of dehydration from heating, getting dry hands is inevitable. We should continue to wash our hands well regularly but we shouldn’t neglect to care for the skin. Here is the best way to go about it.
Ingredients in soap
When you rinse your hands without soap, it makes a bit sense as the soap often disinfects the skin, but can also wash the natural oils off your skin. Therefore, consider using mild and nourishing hand soap. There are some milder soaps which are free of allergens and are just as effective but they are very less likely to affect your skin. You should carefully check the packaging to see which allergens, perfumes or other ingredients have been included. Hand soap with a moisturizing cream also helps to keep the hands soft and nourished.
Most hand creams that contain paraffin are the go-to when we choose to take care of our dry hands. Paraffin is a substance that hydrates skin, making it feel soft and supple. It is usually indicated on many packages under different names. Therefore, you should pay attention to the packaging whether it contains “Paraffinum liquidum”, “mineral oil”, “paraffin oil”, “petrolatum liquid” or “petroleum oil”,
Just like the skin on your face, the skin on your hand is also delicate which deserves a mask once in a while. It is possible for you to make a mask at home with just a few ingredients. Get a bowl and mix two tablespoons of full fat yoghurt, one tablespoon oatmeal, one teaspoon of almond oil and one teaspoon of honey. Simply spread the mixture over your hands and let it stay there for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash off with lukewarm water and your hands will feel silky smooth!
Keep washing your hands
Do you experience dry hands often? Then you shouldn’t wash your hands less often. It stands very necessary to help keep your hands as clean as possible. You should rather repeat the above tips several times in a week for optimal results and you will realize that your hands feel less and less dry unlike before.
You can watch the video below to see how to wash your hands: