Having dry hands is unpleasant and above all painful. Here are some tips on how to prevent this phenomenon and get smooth hands again.
Why should you take care of your hands?
Hands are the most solicited parts of our body. They are directly exposed to irritants such as cold, heat, washing, hydro-alcoholic gel, etc. They weaken the skin’s natural barrier and lead to dryness.
Hand’s skin has a different structure than other parts of the body, it contains few sebaceous glands. These glands are responsible for the production of sebum on the surface of our skin, for its hydration and for retaining moisture. As a result of their weak presence, hands skin dries out easier.
What are the signs of dry hands?
In light cases of dryness, the hands may be sensitive and slightly red. In more intense cases, they may feel rougher, inflamed and cracked.
Some factors can increase these sensations such as UV rays, stress, some diseases or the aging process of the skin.
How to take care of your hands?
First of all, when washing your hands, use mild water and preferably a gentle, moisturising soap. Once washed, dry them carefully by tapping on the skin, it is preferable not to rub them to avoid damaging your skin.
The most important thing is to hydrate! After washing and throughout the day, use a moisturising product regularly, such as our Shea Butter enriched Hand creams. The size 75 mL or 30 mL, you can carry them everywhere!
For a deep care, you can apply our 100% Pure Shea Butter as a night balm by insisting on the most irritated areas. Its nourishing and repairing properties are perfect for those moments of discomfort. This care can be applied several times a week as soon as you feel the need.