Dry, cracked hands are not just unsightly, but also painful. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including cold weather, frequent washing, exposure to harsh chemicals, and more. However, the good news is that you can heal and restore the health of your hands with some simple self-care tips.
Here are 7 tips to help you heal and restore dry, cracked hands:
Moisturize regularly: Moisturizing your hands is the most important step in healing dry, cracked skin. Make sure to use a good quality hand cream that is enriched with natural ingredients like shea butter, macadamia oil, rosehip oil (see the self-warming Perfect Ten). Apply the cream to your hands regularly throughout the day, especially after washing your hands. You can also opt for a heavier, more intense hand mask and apply it before bed to allow it to work while you sleep.
Wear gloves: Protect your hands from harsh elements by wearing gloves when you’re outside in cold weather or doing chores that expose your hands to harsh chemicals. Gloves like these on Amazon are ideal for cleaning (and we love the assorted colors and sizes - so one will be a perfect fit for you), while natural wool gloves are great for protecting your hands from the cold.
Use warm water: Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, making it even more dry and cracked. When washing your hands, use lukewarm water instead, and limit the amount of time you spend washing your hands to a few minutes.
Exfoliate: Exfoliating your hands can help remove dead skin cells, which can make your hands look dry and dull. To exfoliate, mix sugar with olive oil or coconut oil and gently rub the mixture into your hands.Rinse with warm water and follow up with a good hand cream. Pro-tip: use the Dr. Dana Nail Renewal System to exfoliate nails with a nail treatment containing glycolic acid.
Avoid harsh soaps: Harsh soaps can strip your skin of its natural oils, making it even more dry and cracked. Opt for a gentle, fragrance-free soap that is formulated for dry skin.
Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for overall skin health, and your hands are no exception. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Start by targeting 100 oz per day.
Use a humidifier: If you live in a dry climate, using a humidifier can help add moisture to the air, which can help heal dry, cracked hands. Place a humidifier in your bedroom or office to help soothe your skin while you sleep or work.
Dry, cracked hands can be frustrating and painful, but they can be easily healed and restored to their soft, smooth, and youthful appearance with the right self-care tips. Make sure to moisturize regularly, wear gloves when necessary, avoid harsh soaps, drink plenty of water, and use a humidifier to add moisture to the air. And when you need an extra boost of hydration our Rosé Fingers Mask with creamy shea butter leaves hands feeling baby-soft while strawberry oil nourishes and improves skin barrier function. You'll have healthy hands in no time!
We believe that self-care is essential for overall skin health and beauty, and that includes taking care of your hands. We understand the importance of hand care and have developed products like Rosé Fingers and Perfect Ten Hand Masks to hydrate, nourish, and protect your hands from dryness and cracking. By incorporating these treatments into your skincare routine, you can experience the benefits of healthy, happy hands and cuticles that feel and look their best.