Foaming and Bar Hand Soaps
Don’t use harsh soap that strips precious skin oils for hand washing. Put a gentle, but effective hand soap at every sink so that hand washing removes dirt, germs and grime but does not remove precious skin barrier components that you need to prevent hand chapping.
In my dermatology practice I see chapped hands every day that are due to this simple mistake. Chapped hands are called irritant hand dermatitis. The chapping may simply feel dry and tight, or it may progress to stinging, cracks, itching and pain. What you wash your hands with matters for preventing and treating irritant hand dermatitis!
You need to use your hands like gloves all day. You want them to stand up to holding rough or sharp objects, touching harsh chemicals like solvents and strong cleaners, even touching germs such as items in public places etc. You need a good hand barrier 24/7. Don’t strip your hand’s natural barrier components with repeated contact to harsh hand soaps. Changing this one simple step will preserve you strong hand barrier integrity to resist dryness, chapping and splitting of your hand and finger skin.
Put the right hand soap next to every sink so that washing with a smart hand soap is easy. Ideally you want a gentle foaming soap because it will rinse off better. Retained soap residue will pull out essential skin barrier lipids and denature barrier protein. I have two natural foaming soaps and they sit at every sink where I commonly wash my hands in my house and office. Alternatively, you can use a pH balanced SYNDET – the classic gentle skin cleansers, such as VaniCream Bar Soap. I also have a gentle and natural bar soap rich in glycerin, a natural water holding ingredient.
Wash hands with warm water, not steamy hot water (hot water strips more oils). Lather soap on only the palm side of your hands unless the skin on the back of your hands is soiled too. Then rinse off all soap residue. Take special care to rinse all soap from the spaces between your fingers and behind your rings. Hand dermatitis often starts there from retained soap residue. When possible, apply hand cream right after toweling dry your freshly washed hands. It’s really that simple! Put one of my Foaming Hand Soaps or the two bar soaps at each sink where you commonly wash your hands. See what a difference it makes!
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This is the skin care routine I used while undergoing chemo treatments myself. I designed these kits to help chemo patients simplify one aspect of their chemotherapy self-care. Be confident that you are taking good care of your body’s largest organ while you undergo chemo. These are also the perfect gift to send to a friend or family member who is undergoing cancer treatment. 50% of the profits donated to cancer research.$77.00