Tips To Take Care Of Dry Skin Caused By Hand Washing

This is a challenging time for all of us but we’re in this together.

To prevent the spread of infections & germs, it is recommended to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

But frequent hand washing can leave your skin dry and irritated as well. According to dermatologists itchy, dry or cracked skin reacts to irritants even more and is more permeable to infection, because of the damage to the outer skin ‘barrier’ layer allowing easier passage of irritants and infection.

Keeping your hands well moisturized and avoiding irritants is the key.

We have listed a few things you can do to keep your hands soft & supple even with frequent washing.

1. Use a good hand cream

Moisturize every time you wash your hands. Look for hydrating and nourishing hand creams to keep your hands replenished at all times.

Pick from Colorbar's range of Fruit Drop Hand Creams to pamper your hands. Infused with 94% natural ingredients derived from Kiwi, Grapefruit, Apple and Carrot, it is a perfect blend of anti-oxidants that helps restore, repair and nourish dry/sensitive skin. Formulated with powerful moisturizing active Pentavi, it keeps your skin hydrated for longer.

How to use- Apply hand cream after washing your hands or whenever your hands feel dry.

Pro-tip: Always apply hand cream on damp skin after washing your hands to lock in moisture.

2. Use a mild soap

As long as you are washing your hands with soap, you should be good. Look for soaps that helps moisturize when you wash your hands, it is infused with emollients or moisturizing agents that may not lather up as much but they are still very effective in keeping your hands clean.

3. Use a hand sanitizer with added moisturizer

Wash your hands with soap and water but in case, it is not available use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to prevent germs & infections. However, hand sanitizers can also have a drying effect on your skin so we suggest that you look for the ones with a little more moisturizer to combat dryness. 

Right now hand sanitization is incredibly important, even if your skin is irritated or dry. Don’t stop washing your hands and remember to keep them moisturized. 

Stay safe and take care!