From weather fluctuations to environmental irritants, several factors can leave hands dull and dehydrated. During winter, the dry air makes it difficult for skin to hold onto moisture, leaving hands flaky, itchy, chapped, and cracked. Washing hands frequently might keep germs away but the chemicals in soap could also deplete the tissue of much-needed moisture. Incorporating the following steps in your men’s skin care routine will help restore the moisture lost to leave hands smooth and presentable.
How to Combat Dry Hands
1. Apply Moisturizer Often
Although you can lather hands with moisturizer when getting ready in the morning and before bed at night, it’s best to keep a travel-sized bottle of lotion or oil on you at all times. This way, you can reapply after washing your hands or coming inside from the cold. When looking for products to add to your men’s skin care routine, opt for aloe vera gel. It contains enzymes and antioxidants, as well as vitamins A and C, to keep skin hydrated.
2. Don’t Forget to Put on Gloves
When bundling up to go outside during winter, remember to put on gloves before you step outdoors. The leather or cotton material will protect your hands from the moisture-draining dry air. Similarly, you should wear rubber gloves when washing dishes. The material will provide a better grip to hold slippery, wet dishes while protecting your hands from the chemicals in soap that can dry out skin.
3. Run a Humidifier in the House
During winter, dry air can also seep inside the house. To restore the moisture loss, turn on a humidifier while at home. The devices emit water vapor to increase the moisture levels in a room. Using the equipment won’t only keep skin hydrated. The added humidity will also keep airways from drying out to prevent sore throats and nosebleeds.
If weather, environmental, or medical conditions have left your hands dry and uncomfortable, contact the staff at New Paradise Men's Spa. Located in Manhattan, the oasis of relaxation offers spa manicures and pedicures that include exfoliation of the forearms, hands, and legs to remove dead skin cells, improve blood circulation, and leave skin glowing and radiant. The massage techniques will also help alleviate stress. To learn more about men’s skin care services and additional spa treatments in New York City, call (646) 559-1621. You can also visit the men’s spa online to book appointments and Facebook for announcements.