Having dry hands is something that so many are struggling with right now. Between the harsh soaps, hand sanitizers, and cleaning products, we are doing a great job at trying to stay healthy, all of which cause or hands to get even dryer than usual. I always try to keep my hands soft, but I have added a couple steps to my regimen.
Back when I had long days at the salon, every winter my hands would get so dry they would crack. I had my hands in water more than not, so it was almost next to impossible to let them heal. I have tried EVERYTHING that was recommended to me by others. In this article I will share tips and products that not only helped me, but so many others. I think now is a great time to let the secrets out!
1. Gentle Soap
Use a gentle, natural soap to wash your hands. Gentle soaps won’t strip the natural oils.
2. Use Gloves
Reach for some gloves when you are using cleaners or even when washing the dishes. This will protect your skin from any harsh chemicals or detergents.
3. The Right Moisturizer
I know this may seem obvious, but using a moisturizer several times a day during this time will help. Just know that not all moisturizers are created equal. I have used so many that really didn’t seem to help, or even feel like they really absorb in!
Here is my all time favorite: Lumière de Vie Intensive Hand & Body Crème is an intensive rich crème that saturates skin for long-lasting hydration. With nutrient-rich ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil, this powerful crème helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin a new softness and suppleness.
It is seriously THE best I have ever used!
It’s important to protect your skin and this is the product that was truly a game changer when it came to my dry, cracked hands. The body has many lines of defense to help protect itself from harm. The skin is the first line of defense. Nature did not intend for the skin to be exposed to odors, stains, dirt, chemicals and irritants. ClearShield Maximum Protection and Hydration is a non-toxic, biodegradable barrier, designed to be applied to the skin. Within five minutes of application, ClearShield creates an invisible barrier over the skin. It does not wash off like lotions or skin creams. This invisible barrier is a unique blend of three silicones in a combination that is effective at repelling many water-soluble and oil-soluble irritants. ClearShield allows the skin to breathe and perspire normally, without affecting the sense of touch or natural mobility of the hands or fingers. Aloe and vitamin E help to moisturize and soften the skin with use.
- Provides moisture for chafed, chapped, cracked or wind-burned skin
- Helps protect against dirt, grime and grease
- Allows the skin to breathe and perspire naturally
- Perfect for mechanics, hairdressers and cosmetologists, landscapers, gardeners, doctors and nurses
- Safe, non-toxic, non-irritating and biodegradable
- Moisturizes the skin with soothing aloe and vitamin E
- Many odors, stains, dirt, chemicals and irritants wash away without removing the invisible barrier
I suggest applying your lotion and then applying the ClearShield Maximum Protection and Hydration over the top. It is an absolutely incredible product!
If it has gotten to the point that your hands are cracking like mine did, my next secret is a must for soft hands!
It’s made for babies, but it works fantastic on adults too! DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment is a nontoxic formula strong enough to soothe and yet gentle enough for the softest skin. Using natural ingredients like willow herb and coconut oil, this ointment protects your child’s sensitive skin while locking in much-needed moisture. DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment helps keep your skin healthy and hydrated while providing soothing comfort.
You can apply it at night or in place of lotion. It’s seriously miracle ointment!
6. Add a Boost
If you still feel like you need a bit more boost of moisture I have a secret just for you!
This may be a face product, but it also happened to be great for your hands and cuticles.
Lumière de Vie Renewal Elixir is a luxurious, superior facial oil that deeply moisturizes and reduces the appearance of aging for a youthful-looking, healthy glow. This gentle multitasker utilizes a weightless blend of skin-loving oils to hydrate, strengthen and smooth for renewed and resilient skin. Texture and elasticity are supported, and the appearance of dark spots is minimized, giving your skin obsession-worthy radiance. Seal in hydration, maintain an even skin tone, and defy time with this powerful treatment that revives your skin.
Just add a few drops into your moisturizer, or apply it after your lotion.
Do you have any tips that I missed? Just comment below!