In ancient times, the true age of a lady and the nature of her work were judged by the state of her hands. Housemaids had it dry and cracked, but real ladies had tender and soft. No one conducts such a class division. However, very dry skin of the hands – what to do with it – is a problem that is still relevant today. Any woman can be her victim.
Very dry hand skin – causes
The following factors can provoke this problem:
- Dry air. In winter, the cause is the heating devices, and in the hot summer – air conditioning.
- Allergy. May be caused by food and low-quality cosmetics.
- Chlorine-containing water. Contact with it leads to tightness of the skin. In addition, it becomes rough and dry. Too hot water has a similar effect.
- The impact of household chemicals. They gradually thin the protective layer of the epidermis, and with prolonged contact they completely destroy it.
- Beriberi and insufficient water intake. RџSЂRё dehydration and a poor diet begins health problems, the same negative effect on the condition of the skin.
- Certain diseases (these include diabetes, dermatitis and other ailments). If the cause is caused by diseases, then an external impact on the problem area is meaningless: it gives only a temporary result. It is important to find out why the skin on the hands is very dry, and then to treat the disease itself, which caused such a condition.
- The natural aging process. Age-related changes do not have the best effect on the condition of the skin. It loses its elasticity, becomes rough.
- Hereditary factors. If there is a genetic predisposition, a woman needs to be prepared for this problem.
- Wrong care. This also includes the habit of not wiping your hands after washing. Moisture remaining on the surface during evaporation desiccates the epidermis.
How to moisturize very dry skin?
If the epidermis flakes, cracks and slightly burns, it all says about the advanced stage of the problem. However, very dry skin of the hands requires treatment even before the onset of the above symptoms. To identify the problem at an early stage will help simple test. Its essence is as follows: you need to lightly press your finger on the brush, and then suddenly release. If a spot stays on the surface for a while, this indicates an increased dryness of the skin. Moisturizing treatment should not be delayed.
Cream for very dry skin
There are several types of cosmetics intended for this type of epidermis. These products include:
- nutrient, different dense texture;
- Moisturizer for hands (has a light, delicate texture);
- a product with a protective effect that forms a film on the surface of the cover;
- therapeutic cream, in the composition of which there are healing substances;
- anti-aging product (it actively fights the signs of aging).
Before purchasing a hand cream you need to pay attention to the following points:
- Appearance of the product. If the product is factory packed, it is worth looking at its manufacture date. It is not recommended to purchase the product for 3 months before its expiration date.
- Composition. Each cosmetic product of industrial production contains preservatives. It is important that these are safe components (methylparaben or benzoic acid). However, bronopol and methylisothiazolinone are undesirable: they provoke allergies.
- Packaging. Beauticians recommend to give preference to products in tubes. This cream is less in contact with air, and it is considered more hygienic.
- Storage. If a cosmetic product is exposed in a brightly lit sun window, it has already lost most of its valuable properties.
When hands are very dry, what to do is a natural question. In this case, it is not enough to choose the right cream, it still needs to be properly used. Do not apply this cosmetic before going outside. Otherwise, in the cold the components contained here will turn into ice crystals and injure the skin. Moisturize hands will help such creams:
- Neutrogena Nerwegian Formula instant action;
- “Double Breath” from Faberlik;
- Absolue Mains from Lancome with protection from UV rays;
- Water Therapy from Clinique with active water.
Moisturizing Hand Mask
Can be used as industrial cosmetics, and self-made tool. However, to achieve the expected result, it is important to alternate moisturizers, otherwise the epidermis will get used and will no longer respond properly. The mask for very dry skin of hands in its composition may have such components:
- vegetable oils;
- potatoes and so on.
Moisturizing Hand Gloves
This tool has no age limit. Its use gives a stunning result. The high efficiency of the gloves is due to the natural components present in their composition. Such tools for very dry skin of the hands are available in different types. These are most commonly used:
- SPA Belle, which contains lavender extract, vitamin E and olive oil;
- reusable gloves Naomi, where the silicone lining has an enzyme of green tea;
- Faberlic products, which can be used up to 50 times (gel is made from plant extracts and vitamin E).
Moisturizing Hand Tubes
Such procedures can be performed for both therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. When the skin of the hands is very dry in the winter, baths should be made systematically (two to three times a week). For prophylactic purposes, the number of procedures should be reduced to 1 times in 4 weeks. You can do at home such baths:
- emollient based on starch;
- soda water with strong dryness of the integument;
- tea-olive for rough skin;
- rejuvenating and softening based on oils;
- milky for rough and dry skin;
- mineral, which softens the epidermis and accelerates metabolic processes.
Lotion for very dry skin
By the choice of this cosmetic product is a special approach. To soften a very dry skin of the hands can only the lotion, which contains natural substances. These are vegetable and essential oils, aloe, and bee products. However, there are components of the enemy: artificial flavors and alcohols. Immediately after applying the lotion containing these substances, it seems that the skin is cured. However, in the long run, the use of a cosmetic with these ingredients aggravates the situation. These lotions have proven themselves:
- Protect Hand Lotion, created on the basis of tangerine and orange oils;
- Babe Laboratories Hand Lotion, which contains shea butter and vitamin E;
- lotion-silk “gentle hands”;
- Lavande from L’OCCITANE and others.
How to restore very dry skin of hands?
Salon and home procedures will help to cure the epidermis. The first is biorevitalization. This procedure involves the introduction of hyaluronic acid. As a result, very dry skin of cracked hands is rejuvenated, saturated with moisture, and all injuries heal. At home, you can do regenerating masks, baths, wraps and other manipulations. For therapeutic purposes, procedures must be carried out systematically.
Regenerating Hand Cream
Such a cosmetic should intensively nourish the tissues and ensure their regeneration. The composition of high-quality regenerating cream contains protective components that form a thin film on the surface of the epidermis. It protects the veil from negative external factors. On how to restore dry skin of the hands, these cosmetics are well known:
- “Intensive care” from Garnier with allontoin;
- Oriflame’s Nourishing Hand (based on sweet almond oil);
- Payot Douceur Des Mains with almond oil.
Hands restoring mask
It is possible to make such a therapeutic composition from vegetable oils, vitamins (A, E), honey and other wonderful components. In addition, purchase repair agents may be used. If the skin of the hands is very dry in winter – what to do in this case? Beauticians recommend:
- Revise your diet.
- Twice-thrice a week to do restorative procedures (masks, baths).
- Choose the right cream and use it regularly.
Very dry skin of the hands – folk remedies
At home, you can make a lot of different cosmetics that will help soften the cover. So, glycerin from overdried and cracked skin of hands can be used. Moreover, the emollient effect is different vegetable oil (especially good olive), yolks, liquid honey, water. All of them can be used in the complex or separately.
The recipe of the reducing composition
- liquid honey – 1 h. spoon;
- glycerin – 1 h. spoon;
- starch – 1 h. spoon;
- water – 3 tsp.
Due to the presence of honey in this composition, it has an amazing effect on the nail plate. The process of preparing a reducing agent is as follows: they mix the starch with glycerin, then enrich the mixture with honey. Then gradually introduce water. What to do when very dry skin of the hands – apply a mask three times a week. Then you need to leave the composition for half an hour and wash it off.