Dry Hands: 10 Remedies for dry hands
Rx for Dry, Sore Hands
Sign Up for OurSkin & BeautyNewsletter
Thanks for signing up!You might also like these other newsletters:
I have severe dry skin on my hands — the skin and cuticles crack. What are some possible remedies?
— Susan, Maine
Dry, cracked hands can be quite uncomfortable — they can also be painful, itchy, and unsightly. The cuticles around the nails can also be affected. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things, including environmental conditions, genetic disorders, and undiagnosed diseases. The most common factors that trigger dryness are:
- Low humidity (lack of moisture)
- Exposure to cold temperatures
- Exposure to caustic chemicals at home or work
Treatment involves avoiding trigger factors as well as using topical products on the hands that can relieve the dryness. Consider these tips:
- Avoid harsh soaps and detergents.
- Wash your hands only when necessary.
- Wear gloves to protect your hands from caustic chemicals in household or occupational activities, as well as outside in cold weather.
- Apply creams to hold in moisture, especially after washing your hands. Products with alpha hydroxy acids (such as glycolic acid), lactic acids, and beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid), and those that are urea-based, can be exceptionally beneficial. Eucerin Plus and AmLactin, in either cream or lotion form, are readily available and quite effective. If something stronger is required, your physician may prescribe products such as Keralac, Lactinol-E, or Carmol creams. However, there is a risk of irritation from these products. Products that provide a physical barrier on the skin, one example being Mimyx cream, may also be prescribed.
- A great technique at nighttime is to apply an alpha hydroxy acid cream or lotion followed by Vaseline and then put on white cotton gloves.
Video: Dry Skin and Eczema Treatment - OnlineDermClinic
How to Avoid Getting the Flu in Winter
This Season, Hot Metals Are The Only Trend To Be Seen In After Dark
Allison Williams For Harper: The Fashion Shoot
How to Cosplay As Sam Manson from Danny Phantom
Women And Men Are Just As Ambitious – But Only At The Start Of Their Careers
How to Plan and Perform a VFR Flight
2018: Thanos retrieves all six Infinity Stones and successfully wipes out half of humanity. But Nick Fury has a back-up plan
Introducing: Alicia Yoon, Byrdies Korean Beauty Correspondent
How to Break Up Fights Between Chinchillas
How to Become an Actuary
Meditation Could Ward Off Winter Sickness