Working with your hands can be tough on your skin. From exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures to the constant friction of tools and materials, it’s no wonder that so many workers end up with dry, chapped hands. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to protect your hands and keep them looking and feeling their best.
One of the most important things you can do for your hands is to use a good hand cream. Hand creams help to lock in moisture and protect your hands from the elements. MiraCell’s Hand & Foot Support Cream is specifically designed to nourish and protect dry, chapped hands. It’s packed with natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E to keep your hands soft and supple.
What causes chapped hands
There are a number of factors that can contribute to dry, chapped hands. Here are some of the most common:
- Exposure to harsh chemicals and cleaners
- Frequent hand-washing
- Working with tools and materials that cause friction
- Exposing your hands to extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
- Poor circulation
If you’re regularly exposed to any of these factors, it’s important to take extra care of your hands.
Tips for avoiding chapped hands
There are a few simple steps you can take to protect your hands and prevent them from becoming dry and chapped.
- Use a good hand cream or lotion, like Hand & Foot Support Cream from MiraCell, every day. Apply it after you wash your hands and before you go to bed.
- Wear gloves when you’re working with harsh chemicals or cleaning solutions.
- Limit your hand-washing to no more than 3-5 times per day. When you wash your hands, use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid hot water, which can strip away natural oils from your skin.
- Take frequent breaks if you’re working with tools or materials that cause friction.
- Protect your hands from extreme temperatures by wearing gloves when you’re working in cold weather or handling hot objects.
- Keep your hands and nails clean and trimmed.
- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
Treatment tips for managing chapped hands
If your hands are already dry and chapped, there are a few things you can do to help heal and protect your skin.
- Use a hand cream or lotion several times a day, especially after washing your hands. Look for a Hand & Foot Support Cream that contains natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E to help nourish and protect your skin.
- Apply a thick layer of hand cream or lotion before bed and cover your hands with cotton gloves to help lock in moisture overnight.
- Soak your hands in a bowl of lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes, then gently pat them dry.
- Take a break from using harsh chemicals and cleaners. If you must use them, wear gloves to protect your hands.
- Avoid hot water and excessive hand-washing, which can strip away natural oils from your skin.
Chapped work hands can make your job difficult, but with a little bit of TLC, they don’t have to stop you from doing your best work.