Friday, January 20, 2012

Get a Handle on Dry Hands

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  1. Wash your hands in warm—not hot—water to avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils. Oils act as a barrier to environmental stressors like low temps, low humidity, and strong, harsh winds so the more you have the better.
  2. Use a mild exfoliant as needed to remove dead skin and keep your hands from appearing ashen or flaky.
  3. Don't forget to apply moisturizers to areas where skin is thinner like cuticles and between your fingers as these spots are more likely to crack.
  4. Remove hangnails and skin tears with a sanitized nail clipper to avoid these painful splits from spreading
  5. Apply a heavier moisturizer that contains petrolatum (aka petroleum jelly) like glo therapeutics Barrier Balm at night or underneath gloves for an ultimate dose of moisture.
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