I hope y’all are doing well. Globally, we all are going through a very rough time right now because of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. In these hard times, washing hands time after time (other than the physical distancing) is one of the most important things we can do right now to stop spreading the bad germs.
While keeping our hands clean by washing’em again and again is a great thing but we all know what can happen to our skin when we expose our skin to water much frequently. It can become really dry and itchy which can lead to skin irritation. In that case, it becomes even more important to take proper care to protect your hands skin.
Hence in today’s post, I am sharing few steps that will give you an idea on how you can take care of your hands without putting too much effort.
Do Not Use Too Hot or Too Cold Water
Number one rule which many of us are tend to ignore, is to use the luke warm water for your skin. Using either too hot or too cold water dries out our skin which can cause a significant damage. So it’s important to make sure that whenever you are going to wash your hands, you’re using the right temperature of water.
Keep Your Hands Moisturized
I know it’s little hard to keep reminding yourself to apply moisturizer after every time you wash your hands. Daily normal activities that involves water can easily dry out your hands. So it’s beneficial if we keep our hands moisturized as much as we can.
Here’s an easy way out: Keep your lotions/hand creams at more than one place in your home. You don’t have to buy so many products at one time. Just transfer some product in old empty skincare bottles and keep them at different places of your house. For example: by the kitchen sink, by the bathroom sink, on the nightstand etc. Chances are whenever you’ll see them, you will feel the urge to use them.
Also, take a note that products with shea butter are fantastic for dry hands, and help quenching the dry, parched skin. They hold that much needed hydration in the outer layer of skin, making your hands smoother and softer for longer.
Do Not Skip The SPF
If you’ve noticed, the skin on the back of our hands is very thin. Therefore our hands show the signs of aging first. So, take care of your beautiful skin in this area by applying the SPF to your hands every day. This is probably the most important step of entire routine. Go for something with at least SPF 15. It will not only protect your skin but also help in preventing the dark spots to from because of the sun damage.
Try A Hand Mask
If possible, try to use a hand mask once in a week or two .
There are many good hands masks available in market. But if somehow it’s not possible to get any of them currently, then what you can do is slathering a generous amount of lotion on your hands and then slip your gooey hands into cotton gloves overnight. This makes them retain the moisture all night, and you wake up with incredibly soft hands. The skin on the hands will be thoroughly nourished. Also massage your hands at night for at least five minutes to let the goodness of the moisturizer to soak in. For very rough hands, you can try mixing your moisturizer with a bit of Vaseline too.
Protect Your Hands
It’s always a good idea to keep few pairs of disposable or rubber gloves around the house.
When you are washing dishes, gardening or carrying out any chore that allows your hand to interact with chemicals, grease or dirt, ensure that you are wearing gloves to protect your hands. You might find wearing them uncomfortable at first, but it’s worth the effort. Keep a couple of pairs of elbow-length rubber gloves around for heavy cleaning.
So these were few easy tips to remind you that taking good care of your hands doesn’t have to be a major task at all. There are little things that you can do every day to help your hands look and feel better. I hope these tips will be helpful and easy to adapt. 🙂 Stay safe!
Thank you for reading ❤
See you soon in the next post!
I will have to try a hand mask, I’ve never used one before! What is your favorite moisturizer?
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To be honest, I’m sticking with vaseline and sunscreen currently as I’m washing hands way more frequently than before. Since vaseline is not so very expensive and free of fragrance, I’m more comfortable re-applying it throughout the day and night before sleeping. Other than that, I try to use a hand mask once every week! Hope this helps 🙂