The winter months usually mean dry, cracked, and sometimes bloody hands and skin for many, especially for those living in cold, dry climates. Unfortunately, hot showers and hand-washing are two activities that cause significantly dry skin.
The American Academy of Dermatology explains that there are effective ways to fix your dry skin this winter.
Most importantly would be the use of a moisturizer. Instead of only applying lotion once or twice per day, experts suggest using some lotion every time hands are washed.
The complaint of disliking the feeling of slimy or slippery hands goes out the window too, as products like Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream and Hardworker’s Hand Cream provide moisture without the slime.
Experts also suggest wearing gloves outside if it is cold and windy, as the combination can severely damage skin and make moisturizing more difficult.
For severe cases of dry, chapped skin, experts suggest seeking professional medical advice. In some cases, prescriptions for antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or extra-strength moisturizers can be obtained.