With the constant washing of hands and use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, dry and rough hands are inevitable for many of us. Fret not, you don’t have to sacrifice the state of your hands for hygiene.
What causes dry hands?
While washing and disinfecting your hands repeatedly is a great way to stay healthy and keep loved ones around us safe, it can be damaging to the skin barrier. Suds created by the soap wash away dirt, bacteria and germs, and along with it the skin’s natural oils that keep it soft and healthy. This can leave you with skin that is dry and scaly. Washing hands with hot water and using anti-bacterial soap can make matters worse leading to painful, itchy cracks. If that’s a predicament you’re currently facing or want to avoid, keep reading as we share with you seven tips to rescue your dry, cracked hands.