Your wedding ring is the symbol of your love and commitment to your spouse. But what do you do if your wedding ring is irritating your skin and causing a rash?
Wedding ring rash is usually an irritant dermatitis caused by soap that gets trapped under your ring. Soap is irritating. When it’s not completely rinsed off your skin, it pulls out your skin’s natural oils, which breaks down the important outer protective structure. Without a strong outer structure, your delicate inner skin layers are easily irritated by the soap residue.
There are three really simple tricks to control this wedding ring irritant hand dermatitis:
1. When you wash your hands, always use an easy-to-rinse foaming cleanser that is also gentle on your skin. I specifically recommend my All Natural Foaming Liquid Hand Soap because it is also hypoallergenic.
2. Always be certain that all soap is rinsed out from under and behind your ring, including dish soap, bath soap, and shampoo.
3. Take your ring off and clean it regularly. Use a jewelry cleaning solution, being careful to brush under stones where soap residue can become trapped and harden.
“I’m a guy and I notice my hands look & feel better.“
I started using Dr. Bailey’s liquid hand soap in the kitchen sink because the pump was so convenient and it cleaned my dirty hands great. Then I noticed something else pretty quick. My hands felt better… Smoother, less cracks. My wife noticed and appreciated my smoother hand skin too. Now it’s in every room with a sink.
Ladies buy this hand soap for your man. He’ll really appreciate it quick. You will too 🙂
Tim Warren, 1/20/15
Have Sensitive Skin? There’s Help for You.
People with really sensitive hand skin may need to do more to heal their irritant hand dermatitis. This is especially true when your hands are in and out of water all day.
Get in the habit of applying a good non-greasy hand cream after washing. Use a hypoallergenic product that is also convenient. I specifically recommend my Dry Skin Hand Cream because it is non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and convenient and it contains glycerin and a barrier-protecting ingredient.
For hands that need even more treatment to heal, I recommend a therapeutic hand treatment at night with bag balm and cotton gloves. My Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit contains the full monty of all my hand skin care essentials.