How to deal with dry skin from excessive hand washing?

How to deal with dry skin from excessive hand washing?

Hand washing is a vital tool to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, it is necessary to wash your hands with soap and water many times during the day. Unfortunately, constant hand washing can damage your skin

Soap and water are capable of solubilising and removing not only dirt, but also the natural and necessary oil that covers our skin. Without this protective layer our skin is more exposed and devoid of its natural moisturising condition.

It is necessary, together with hand washing, to apply creams that restore the protective layer on the surface of the skin.

Washing your hands more often can dry out your skin

Products composed of oily and emollient substances are the best, such as lanolin, which creates a protective film on the surface of our skin. Also creams with healing cosmetic products, such as allantoin, which will activate cellular repair and soothe damaged skin

Dry skin, more danger

Special care should be taken with people who have dry skin, as it is possible for skin to flake off unevenly, and painful cracks may appear in the skin

The skin of our hands is the most exposed along with the skin our face.

So we must always take care of it by washing our hands well to avoid leaving traces of soap, detergent or any irritating substance present in the cleaning products. 

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