April 08, 2020

If you’re like most, you’ve been doing some crazy hand washing lately not to mention the alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The frequent 20 second hand washing can lead to dry, chapped skin which can be uncomfortable and sometimes down right painful. 

Frequent hand washing tips

 

 Its important to practice good hand washing, but this   practice can strip away your skin’s natural oils. As a   result, your hands can become raw, cracked,   and screaming for some type of relief. So, what can you   do? 

 

Natural Relief for Dry Hands

  • Pick a natural soap. With all that hand washing harsh chemical found in most soaps can irritate skin. You can use hard (bar) soap or liquid Castile soap and feel free to add a few drops of germ-fighting tea tree essential oil to your liquid soap.
  • When drying your hands pat lightly with a towel rather than rubbing them dry.
  • Here's a really important step; Follow hand washing with a good all-natural hand and body cream, preferably one that contains natural oils. Apply while hands are still slightly damp to lock in moisture.

  • Natural Healing Relief

    Don't have hand and body cream or lotion? No problem! Here are a few all natural oils you probably have in your kitchen. 

    Coconut oil-this oil is not just for cooking but also makes an excellent skin moisturizer. Coconut oil has been known to help flaking, cracked skin, and help with eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. I like to rub a small amount on my hands after washing or anytime my hands feel dry. This makes a great all over body moisturizer too. 

    Coconut Oil to help relieve dry hands

    Olive Oil-this oil is revered by many as a wonderful moisturizer and skin softener. That's why this thick mineral and vitamin rich oil is found in so many body care products. 

    Avocado Oil-is very penetrative and loaded with omega 3's and vitamin E which makes it a great choice for treating your raw hands as well as other skin irritations, such as eczema, psoriasis, cracked heels, and even insect bites and stings. This oil works best when applying a thin layer to your hands after washing, then simply pat hands dry and massage in. Avocado oil has high levels of protein combined with amino acids making this oil excellent for tissue regeneration and cell renewal.

    Other Tips To Help Save Your Hands 

    • Wear kitchen gloves when doing dishes by hand (I forget most of the time, but it helps). 
    Kitchen gloves for dry hands
      • Don't own kitchen gloves? No problem! Simply add 1-3 tablespoons of baking soda to your dishwater when you do dishes. It helps makes dishwater less harsh on your skin.
      • It's important to nourish your skin by eating a well-balanced diet including Vitamin E rich foods, such as asparagus, spinach, eggs, blueberries, almonds, and avocados.

      Hope this helps! Please share some of your go too tips for dry hands.

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