Hands in Covid Conditions

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Having dry, scaly hands is painful! Why is this happening to me?

Of course, weather is usually the #1 suspect in these cases. However, it may mean you’ve been washing your hands frequently and using copious amounts of hand sanitizer! ……for no particular reason I can think of.

MAJOR TIPS: 

  • wash your hands with lukewarm water (hot water dries out your skin!)
  • invest in cloth gloves! lather on your vaseline or lotion at night, wear the gloves on your hands so you don’t make a mess!

Here are some of our favorite products to sooth your hands in Covid conditions:

Dermalogica – moisture shielding hand sanitizer

“Non-alcohol antibacterial hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs while keeping skin hydrated. Light, creamy lotion forms a protective barrier against moisture loss to support skin’s natural defenses. Bio-fermented technology and essential fatty acids help restore skin’s moisture barrier. Infused with antioxidant Moringa Seed, Sage, Calendula and Red Ginseng extracts.”

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

You can find Aveeno anywhere – drug stores, grocery stores, Amazon. Great for those who don’t like strong scented lotions/perfumes.

 

Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Essential Healing Lotion 

“Clinically proven to moisturize deeply with the first application. Keeps dry skin healed for 3 weeks* *Proven after 4 weeks daily use in a clinical study”

Also can be found anywhere, Vaseline is another great product for those not about the potent fragrance life!

L’Occitane – Almond Supple Skin Oil 

Love this! The fragrance is light and although it’s “oil”, it does not feel greasy on my hands. Highly recommend!

“Spray on and let the light oil melt into your skin, enveloping it in a subtle yet mouthwatering scent of warm almonds and delicious vanilla.

The almond nut, which grows protected in a beautifully soft and green velvet shell, is renowned for its ability to soften and smooth the skin.”

EltaMD Lotion

“Dry, itchy skin becomes silky-soft with this long-lasting therapeutic lotion that helps skin retain moisture.

Use EltaMD Lotion every day to soothe and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. It is an ideal all-over moisturizer for use after showering and bathing.”

• Rehydrates dry, itchy skin, leaving it feeling silky-soft

• Strengthens skin against damage from frequent hand washing, swimming and cold, dry air

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