How to deal with dry and cracked hands? Tips and creams to prevent their aging

Dry and cracked hands are a common problem in cold weather. However, there are many other factors that destroy the protective layer of the epidermis, thereby provoking redness, itching and pimples. If you don't take care of your skin, those small cracks turn into wrinkles which are not very appealing for our beauty.

Today we will share some tips on how to take care of your hands with cosmetics, massage and other beauty in-home treatments.

Why do our hands turn dry and cracked?

Our skin becomes dry when the body lacks moisture or the activity of sebaceous glands is disrupted. The latter is responsible for the production of sebum, which protects the skin from external irritants such as low temperatures and sunbeams. By the way, there are 10 times fewer sebaceous glands on the hands and palms than on the face. That is why the skin in this area dehydrates and ages faster, which is especially noticeable after 30. Before choosing care, it is better to figure out what exactly triggered dry hands:

Household chemicals

Most cleaning and dishwashing products contain corrosive ingredients that will corrode the epidermis if you forget to wear rubber gloves.

Aggressive environment

Wind, cold and sudden changes in temperature also lead to dry skin and destruction of the epidermis.

Glycerin Hand Cream

Before they thought that glycerin creams moisturize hand skin well. However, if the optimal proportion of 5% is exceeded in its composition, it gives an opposite effect. When there is an overwhelming amount, it draws out water molecules and causes dehydration.

Antiseptics

No one has canceled the rules of hygiene but it is better to find an opportunity to wash your hands than to constantly spray them with an antiseptic which dries the skin.

Stress and poor nutrition

Lipid production can be disrupted under the stress, which leads to thinning of the epidermis, dryness and tightness. If you aren't able to find the cause of dry hands on your own, you can consult an endocrinologist who will determine if you have a hormonal imbalance.

Step-by-step care for dry hands

Cleansing

Hand care begins with gentle cleansing. If you have pimples on your hands, the usage of regular soap can be irritating. Try to replace it with a creamy gel that contains jojoba oil and amino acids. They deeply nourish the skin and recover the epidermis.

Moisturizing and nourishing

Remember to moisturize your hands after washing. Select the hand cream individually, apply it in the morning, before bedtime and during the day.

But how to choose your own one-of-a-kind hand cream? Simply consider the following tips. The cream has to be absorbed fast, take tiny space in your shoulder bag, and most importantly retain the healing moisture. And pay close attention to the ingredients like these ones:

•   Olive oil: contains Omega-9 acid, promotes the penetration of active ingredients, nutrients and vitamins into the skin, gives a feeling of softness

•   Shea butter: thanks to the huge amount of vegetable fats and vitamins soothes dry hands and makes them less sensitive

•   Sweet almond oil: restores firmness and elasticity to the skin.

•   Cocoa butter: has antioxidant properties, eliminates redness and itching.

In addition to nourishing and moisturizing cracked hands also demand solid protection. That’s why lifesaving hand cream should contain panthenol, as well as a complex of vitamins A, F, E. If you find one, be sure to include it in your hand care.

Peeling

This beauty treatment helps to remove dead skin cells to make skin renewed, smooth and even. You can make your own hand scrub. For example, mix coffee grounds with sea salt and a spoonful of honey. The main thing is to massage with light movements to avoid injuring the weakened skin.

Massage

Massage is a perfect beauty treatment after peeling. It helps to improve blood circulation and promotes natural collagen production. Try a massage with OK Beauty Prep & Care.

•   Rub two drops of oil into your palms

•   Massage your hands in a circular motion from your fingertips to your wrist.

•   Blot hands with a terry towel


Now you know how to choose skin care, and return softness, velvety and elasticity. Check out OK Beauty catalog, choose your favorite hand cream from the Moist & Care line, as well as face and body care products.

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