Pollution, bacteria, viruses, etc., everything forces us to wash our hands with soap or hydroalcoholic gel more regularly. Certainly, this allows us to protect ourselves against diseases. But this is not good for the health of our skin. The repetitive use of these products ends up damaging our epidermis. The skin feels tight and becomes dry. So what should we do to regain soft, supple skin? Here are our tips.
These signs include itching and tightness. You start to feel little tingles on your skin. It's a beginning of drying up. You may also have red spots or unusual spots. If you do nothing, your skin will begin to crack and crack. When the symptoms get worse, you will bleed a little and feel more and more sick.
Before starting the various treatments, you must immediately stop using the product that caused the symptoms to appear and find other much less aggressive products.
The choice of soap is essential if you want to avoid having your hands dry while keeping them clean throughout the day. For this, you must opt for mild and surgras soaps. There are organic surgras soaps on the market enriched with vegetable oil of almond, olive, coconut... They may also contain aloe vera, shea butter or cocoa. Those with formulas enriched with vegetable glycerin are also perfect for protecting the skin. These ingredients will ensure good hydration of the skin of your hands.
If you fancy a scented soap, go for scented with natural flavors like essential oils of lemongrass, lavender, ylang-ylang, etc.
Soaps to avoid are those that contain preservatives, detergents, dyes, or ingredient names that sound chemical to you. They are also aggressive.
Unlike the skin of the face, the skin of the hands is very thin and has few sebaceous glands capable of producing a protective film. It can therefore dry out faster. It is necessary to bring him the ingredients to feed them. Among the most interesting, fatty acids are the most recommended. Vegetable oils contain large quantities. You can then use organic jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil to treat your hands. They can be used alone or mixed. They quickly penetrate the pores of your skin and do not leave a greasy film on the outside.
You can also use nutritious skincare products such as hand creams. Choose products that are rich in fatty acids.
To avoid irritation of the skin on the hands despite the use of a hydroalcoholic gel or soap, you must also review the way you wash. You can start by choosing the water with which you will wash your hands. You should avoid too hot water. Warm water is perfect for clean hands. Occasionally, you should also use cold water. It can revive the skin of your hands by preventing the formation of creases that are due to age.
As a washcloth, choose a sponge or a soft washcloth. Avoid using too hard equipment such as brushes. You should also avoid rubbing your hands too vigorously. Always do small massages in circular motions with the soap or product you use to wash your hands. This optimizes your blood circulation and prevents your skin from being irritated. Always use an organic moisturizing hand cream or gentle lotion after washing your hands.
As soon as a worrying symptom appears, you can also consult a dermatology professional. They will be able to give you useful advice of all kinds.
The best way to avoid washing your hands all the time is to protect your hands. To do this, you can use gloves. In this way, you will not have to directly touch unsuitable objects which could contaminate them with bacteria or viruses. All this will help you reduce the time you wash your hands and therefore also reduce the use of products that can dry out your skin, including hydroalcoholic gel and soap.