The hands are one of the areas of the body that are most affected by external aggressions such as pollution, frost, wind, etc. Without special care, they become dry and, in some cases, you risk suffering from unsightly and painful chapping. Here are some tips and advice to help you take good care of the hydrolipidic filter of your skin and keep your hands well hydrated at all times.
Protect your hands every day
There’s nothing worse than having rough, dry hands. While we know that we wash our hands many times a day to protect ourselves from illness and bacteria, it is essential to take care of them. Washing your hands often can dry out your skin and contribute to premature aging. In addition to using a hand cream, it is equally important to adopt the right gestures to take care of your hands. On a daily basis, remember to protect your hands from chemicals when cleaning or washing dishes. Wearing gloves is therefore essential. Also, use only pH-neutral soaps to wash your hands and apply sunscreen to preserve the hydrolipidic filter in all seasons.
Moisturize your hands regularly
There are many different types of hand care creams available on the market for all budgets. However, if you want to save on your budget or if you don’t trust commercial products, make your own homemade hand cream that is completely free of chemicals. To do this, mix a spoonful of aloe vera gel and about ten drops of almond oil in a container. Apply this daily to the skin of your hands, morning and night. When the skin of your hands is severely dry, redness, irritation or chapping may appear. To get rid of this, mix in a bowl, a teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of olive oil and three drops of lavender and rose essential oil. Then crush half an avocado and mix these ingredients together. Mix until you obtain a homogeneous whole and apply the mixture on your hands, morning and evening. Wait ten minutes and then rinse. Use this treatment until any irritation, chapping or redness disappears.
Don’t forget to exfoliate the skin on your hands
This includes a weekly scrub to soften the skin and get rid of all the dead skin cells. For this purpose, you can buy an effective hand cream adapted to your skin type on the market if you don’t have the time to concoct a homemade scrub. If you do, you don’t need much to make your own scrub recipe. To do this, mix a teaspoon of shea butter oil, a teaspoon of brown sugar and sweet almond oil in a container. Apply the mixture generously to your dry hands, massaging gently for ten minutes before rinsing with warm water. For even greater effects, don’t hesitate to combine this exfoliating treatment with a moisturizer for rejuvenated, healthy-looking skin.