Keep your hands soft and lush with these tips
Most of us are now seeing our hands’ skin looking drier and less soft than usual. The culprit is the ongoing corona pandemic which has made excessive hand washing a must-practice habit. While there is no cure for corona as yet, you can keep your hands’ skin looking soft and lush with the tips we have lined up for you. Read on.
The world is groaning under the corona pandemic unleashed by the Covid 19 virus. As there are no vaccines to check its spread as yet, this highly infectious disease has changed our very lives with repeat hand washing/ sanitizing, mask-wearing, social distancing, isolation, and quarantine becoming regular things.
Hand Hygiene - Corona Control
One of the easiest and most effective ways of avoiding this infection is to practice stringent hand hygiene. And the way to do so is by washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds many times a day. Another safety precaution is to sanitize hands by rubbing them well with an alcohol-based sanitizer. Both these actions kill viruses to increase your chances of staying corona-free.
Excessive Hand Washing - Rougher & Drier Skin
As we all know, soaps have detergents, and sanitizers have alcohol, and both detergent and alcohol are bad for skin. Then if your tap water supply is hard (full of minerals), that also is unkind on the skin. All these actions take away skin’s precious moisture and protective oils to leave your skin dry, parched, cracked, and rough.
Unfortunately, corona is not likely to go away anytime soon and frequent hand washing is here to stay, it is better to change our hand care routine to ensure the skin on the hands stays soft and lush.
Here are some handy tips to get your hand care going in the right direction
1. Use lukewarm water to wash your hands with
Lukewarm water is best for retaining healing moisture. Too hot or too cold water can dry up skin more quickly.
2. After washing, do not over-dry hands
After washing and rinsing, do not rub dry your hands vigorously with a towel. Gently and quickly, pat dry. Partially, not totally. Let some water remain on skin for hydration.
3. Apply moisturizer quickly
Use a good quality moisturizer enriched with natural botanical oils and actives – cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil, aloe vera etc - to moisturize hands. Apply generously. Massage in well, taking care to rub some amount on nails, around nails, and on fingertips as well.
4. Use a moisturizer that’s free of mineral oils and parabens
Mineral oils are cheap and synthetic lubricants that clog your pores and create a suffocating film that doesn’t let the skin breathe. Parabens are harsh preservatives that are best avoided.
5. Apply moisturizer after every single hand wash
Yes, you heard it right. Moisturize hands after every single hand wash.
6. Wear cotton gloves overnight
Let your hands’ skin be replenished with lost oils and hydration by a simple hand mask treatment. Just moisturize your hands well with a thick moisturizer or with good quality body butter, and don cotton gloves. As you sleep, the moisturizer will penetrate into skin for a softening and healing treatment.
7. Exfoliate hands with a good scrub polish once or twice a week
For intensive care, we recommend gentle exfoliation with a good scrub polish. This will
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