One of the major issues this Pandemic has raised for Dermatologists is increased cases of hand irritation and eczema. The skin on our hands is one of the most sensitive and delicate areas which is most prone to external allergens and irritants. Repeated hand sanitization and washing have led to a massive increase in the number of patients coming in for dry and cracked hands. With the approaching colder season in winters, we need to put in some extra TLC (treatment, love, and care) for our hands. Below are a few tips which you can incorporate to keep your hands smooth and safe.
1. Gentle handwashes
A neat trick to reduce the extra cost of ‘sensitive hand cleansers’ is to substitute your gentle facewash for hand washing as well. Avoid hand washes with antiseptics/ antibacterials and with a strong fragrance.
2. Use a hand sanitizer with moisturizing add-ons
Alcohol-based sanitizers are a necessity in these times but they can often lead to skin dehydration and dryness. Opt for a sanitizer that contains hydrating agents such as aloe vera which can minimize this effect to some extent.
3. Moisturize after every hand wash
Opt for a creamy, fragrance-free moisturizer for sensitive hands and apply it after each instance of hand washing. You can also carry these moisturizers on you, so repeated applications can be done throughout the day.
4. Consult your dermatologist
For severe cases of eczema, consult your dermatologist for prescription treatment instead of OTC medications or home remedies. Also, dermatologists could provide excellent solutions for ageing hands in the form of chemical peels, dermal fillers, and laser therapy.
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