6 tips to make your hands soft again
Washing our hands often is extremely important for our health, but it takes its toll in another area. Due to the intensive use of soap and water, many of us now walk around with dry or wrinkled hands. Fortunately, there are simple ways to get your dry hands soft and supple again. We have listed these below.
1. Make lubrication part of your washing routine
Wash your hands for twenty seconds, between the fingers and up to the wrist, and dry them with a clean cloth. The step-by-step hand washing routine has been well memorized in recent months. However, we recommend that you add an extra step: use a hand cream. Always have a jar of hand cream or vaseline ready near the wash basin and rub your hands every time after drying. This way they stay baby-soft.
2. Choose a hand cream without perfume and alcohol
Before you apply a hand cream, it is important to take a look at what kind of product you’re actually using. Hand creams with perfume and alcohol are not a good idea, because these ingredients can dry your skin even more. Ingredients such as honey, aloe vera and snail slime, on the other hand, are quite gentle on the skin. No hand cream at home? In general, face cream also works great on your hands. Finally, bear in mind that the sun’s rays can cause rapid aging of the skin, so for smooth and soft hands protect yourself by avoiding excessive exposure to the sun.
On the next page we’ll show what else works to prevent dry hands.