5 Tips for Managing Dry, Cracked Hands
Do you want to help those poor aching paws?
Hands that are dry, cracked, and sore can be difficult to keep healthy, especially with all of the extra hand-washing we have to do lately.
To keep your hands, palms, and fingers moisturized, nourished, and protected, follow these five top suggestions.
Not water, but oil
Use an oil-based (anhydrous) balm instead of a cream to moisturize. Water-based lotion can be extremely irritating.
Increase the amount of moisture in your skin.
Carry your balm with you wherever you go, and reapply it frequently throughout the day, especially after washing your hands.
Warm up your body.
To avoid dehydration, wash hands with warm (not hot or cold) water.
Avoid scented products if possible.
Choose unscented products - whether it's your hand wash, hand cream, or shower gel, odors that irritate sensitive skin should be avoided.
Treatment that lasts all night
Apply ointment before bedtime and sleep with thin cotton dermatological gloves.
Recommended products for dry hands
Our Skin Salvation balm is the perfect all-natural moisturiser if your hands are sore and dry.
It's made with:
- Humectant beeswax to draw in the moisture.
- EFA-rich hemp seed oil.
- Naturally anti-inflammatory herbal tinctures of chickweed, nettle, chamomile and calendula.
- It's totally free from preservatives, perfumes, paraffin and other potentially-irritating synthetic ingredients.
- And it doesn't even contain essential oils, which can flare up sensitive skin.
Intensive Hand Cream
If your hands aren’t cracked and you’d prefer to use a cream rather than an ointment, try our award-winning Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream, which is rich in macerated oils of sea buckthorn, hemp, calendula, chamomile and safflower, and made in a shea butter base.
Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream
with shea butter and sea buckthorn oil