Does exposing your hand to certain things cause severe chapping? It’s mid-winter and many people’s hands are chapped about now. Once your hands become dry and chapped, your skin gets worse and worse when exposed to products and conditions that continue to pull out skin lipids and water, resulting in a denatured barrier protein. Skin […]
Tips to heal dry, chapped hands from the dermatologist The two most important steps to fix dry, chapped hand skin are: First, stop washing your hands with harsh soaps. Second, use a good hand moisturizer. There are three other refinements to your hand care that deserve mention if you suffer from dry hands (aka irritant […]
It’s here! Cold and flu season, kids back in school, cool fall and winter weather outside with the heater running inside – the perfect combination for chapped and dry hands. You know it happens to you every year. It also happens to almost everyone whose hand you shake because you feel the rough skin-texture. Dry, hand […]
How to fight dry, chapped skin this season Skin care can get tricky in the winter. After all, outdoor activities in cold and windy weather can take a toll on your skin – skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, hot tubbing – just to name a few. Your skin is in and out of conditions guaranteed to […]
Scented soaps often contain allergens that add another layer of rash to already chapped hands.
Even relatively weak exposure to irritating conditions can cause hand chapping when the skin barrier is compromised.
For people in health care or food services, who have to wash their hands 40+ times a day, I recommend a hand cream with advanced modern science to hydrate and protect. Busy hands are washed and used all day, every day to the point of chapping.
Spring is here! This is the time of year those with a green thumb have been waiting for – time to play in the dirt! While you’re outside, don’t forget to take care of your skin. As Dr. Bailey says, “If your garden looks great, your hands probably don’t.” As an avid gardener, Dr. Bailey […]