Having dry hands during the wintery seasons are very common. Although, it is not a life-threatening condition, it can be a very annoying one. In most cases, dry hands are inevitable especially when we’re always washing our hands or dealing with outside temperatures on a daily basis.
We were able to create some remedies for you to try on your hands to relieve some dryness. Check them out!
This is as simple as it sounds. Lotions work, but try to find heavy moisturizers to use on a regular. Oils are good, but that seals the deal. Use a restorative cream, like Eczema Honey Original Skin Soothing Cream. It has cooling properties, and is handmade with premium quality ingredients.
- Wear Gloves
Some may find this silly, but this remedy has proven to help with dry hands. Something as small as wearing gloves when you’re washing dishes will decrease your chances of having dry hands. Gloves help prevent the water from stripping the natural oils from your hands. You can get them from your local Walmart, Target, or even Dollar Tree.
- Treat them Overnight
Similar to wearing gloves while washing dishes, there are EasyComforts gloves that help treat your dry hands and heal roughness overnight with your moisturizer. A good reviewed moisturizer used with these gloves are O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream. You can find them both on Amazon here.
- Use Hand/Body Scrubs
We have a wonderful recipe for a lemon sugar hand scrub. Depending on how dry your hands are, this scrub may/may not work. Please use at your own discretion. Cracked hands will become more irritated because of the real lemon drops. If you are one with severe dryness, you can use an exfoliating scrub by Shea Moisture instead. Ingredients include Myrrh and Frankincense extracts that revitalize dull, lifeless looking skin to give a natural, healthy, glow. This product is a top seller through Amazon, so get it before it goes out of stock.
- Go Somewhere Warm for a Week
It’s safe to say Vitamin D (the natural sun) helps to cure a lot of conditions, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, paleness, and dry skin. Book a flight to Miami, or Hawaii (if you’re feeling a luau-lucky). This will help repair some of the natural oils. Don’t forget your sunscreen. While healing steer clear of the pools with chlorine, that’ll only dry you out more. Instead, go to the beach and lay in the sand. Soak up all the Vitamin D you can before returning to the cold. Spring is near!
Keep in mind, some creams that help with scaly skin include lactic acid or urea. Also, be sure to visit your doctor for severe dryness.
Certain symptoms may indicate a severe problem. These include:
- skin discoloration
- extreme redness
- drainage from opened areas of skin
If your dry hands don’t improve with home treatments or if you have any of the above symptoms, you should seek help from a medical professional.