How do we keep our hands soft? Constant washing of our hands in combination with regular use of antiseptic can lead to dry and irritated hands.
We hear from young children that we should not neglect hand washing. Before eating, after using the toilet, as soon as we get home… However, the coronavirus pandemic makes it more urgent than ever to wash our hands often and thoroughly. Somehow, constant hand washing combined with regular use of antiseptic can lead to dry and rough hands.
So what can we do to keep our hands soft?
* We always have with us a hand cream with moisturizing agents and we apply it every time after washing our hands.
* We avoid contact with substances that we have noticed irritate our skin.
* When doing chores at home, make sure we always wear gloves. It is good to choose gloves with cotton lining or through the plastic gloves to wear the classic, white gloves so that our skin does not come in contact with the plastic.
* Before going to bed, apply a rich layer of moisturizing hand cream on our hands and then wear cotton gloves for the whole night. From the next morning our skin will be in better condition.
* Avoid hot water, which tends to further dehydrate the skin.
Natural ways to moisturize our hands
In our effort to give our hands all the hydration they need, we can make our own natural cosmetics.
– Mild exfoliator with oats
Mix a little oats, with honey, brown sugar and coconut oil in a bowl. Spread the mixture on wet hands and gently massage in circular motions for 2 minutes. After rinsing the exfoliator, apply a generous amount of cream on our hands.
– Moisturizing oil
Melt a piece of cocoa butter in a baking pan and add 3-4 tablespoons of jojoba oil. Remove the mixture from the heat and after it cools add 5 drops of essential oil of your choice and apply it on your hands.
-Hand mask with… potato
Take a medium-sized potato and bake it. After melting it with a fork, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey and a little milk and mix until you have a homogeneous mixture. Spread it on the area of the hands and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse the mask with lukewarm water and a moisturizing cream soap.
* In any case, if our hands are not just dry and dehydrated, but have developed dermatitis, we turn to a dermatologist, who will be able to suggest the appropriate topical treatment we need.
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