Due to the current anxiety surrounding bacteria and health, all of us wash our hands more often than usual. Excessive washing can cause dry skin, which can cause skin cracking and soreness. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can actually make it easier for bacteria to enter your body through exposed wounds. We are here to tell you how to keep your hands in top condition.
Why is washing my hands harmful to me?
No! Of course, the actual hand washing behavior is very beneficial to your hygiene and health to prevent the spread of bacteria. On the other hand, it is still important to keep your hands clean with soap and hand sanitizer, but it is also important to take care of them and maintain nutrition and moisture.
How does over-washing affect my skin?
The outermost layer of the skin is called the “epidermis”. It contains “lipids”, which are naturally occurring fats and oils. These lipids form a natural protective barrier, retain moisture and help prevent impurities from entering. However, the foam in the soap starts to break this barrier, so it is impossible to distinguish between beneficial natural oil and dirty oil.
How to wash your hands correctly and effectively?
It is recommended to wash your hands for twenty seconds. Make sure to wipe around the hands and between fingers to find all impurities.
Use emollient soaps, such as water-based creams, to moisturize your skin during washing. This reduces the risk of rupture. One thing to note is that the absorption of emollients is not as good as ordinary soap, but don’t let it disappoint you. It does not reduce work!
What ingredients should be avoided in soaps and moisturizers?
Try to avoid using perfumed soap, because soap may contain chemicals that are harmful to the skin. Avoid using alcohol-based hand sanitizers too frequently. They are very strong and therefore dry out and damage sensitive skin.
What can I use to moisturize my skin?
Vaseline does create miracles for dry skin, so products such as Vaseline are good moisturizers. As with soap, avoid using flavored moisturizers. The thicker cream is very heavy, so it is suitable for overnight use. In addition, wearing cotton gloves overnight can help retain moisture and make your hand skin soft and wake up. If the skin is severely chapped, such as eczema or contact dermatitis.
Make sure you are safe and healthy, as is your skin!
Written by Betty