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Dry hands? Care for them in 3 steps

When we say: ‘dry hands’, everybody immediately knows what we're talking about - especially now. The big question is: how to get rid off the dry flakes, cracked skin and the feeling of tightness. We’re giving you all the information you need to get through the day with soft and well-nourished hands. Keep on reading. 

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Where the inside of your hands and fingers have sufficient natural oils, the back of the hands miss the glands that spread natural skin oils. So, this is the primary spot where dryness and aging occurs first. Preventing is key! So, it's good to know what causes dry hands. Factors like changing temperatures and a dry environment are disastrous for the condition of your hands. It causes small cracks in the skin that result in quicker evaporation of moist which causes more dryness – a vicious circle.

Soap and cleaning products
We can't wash our hands often enough nowadays so the dry effect of soap is noticable. Next to that, our hands are exposed to chemical detergents on a regular basis. Situations that stimulate dryness! And for nail polish fanatics among us: don’t forget about the times you use nail polish remover.
Make use of nourishing ingredients from the very first step: wash your hands with nourishing and hydrating hand wash or soap.
WHAT TO DO? In a nutshell: care for your hands, like you would care for your face! The hands’ delicate skin is comparable to the face’s skin – unwanted wrinkles appear easily. Your hands deserve some extra love – a lot of extra love in fact! Think of all the things you do with your hands all day long.
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1. Scrub weekly
Just like the rest of your body, the hands’ skin needs a good scrub session every now and again! Removing dead skin cells stimulates the production of new cells and makes sure that nourishing components from creams are absorbed better and quicker. Use a mild scrub - there are special hand scrubs available, but a facial scrub will also do the trick.
2. Nourish throughout the day
You can’t be too thorough with this: use hand cream repeatedly throughout the day(!) and applying cream every night before you go to bed is an absolute must! We’re giving you the golden tip that prevents your hands from feeling too greasy. Apply a pea-size of cream on the back of one hand and use the back of the other hand to rub – this assures that you’re nourishing the driest part, as your hand palms already produce oils naturally. Don’t forget to give some extra attention to your cuticles, by using an extra nourishing oil or butter – apply using circular, massaging motions and don’t forget the knuckles while you’re at it.
3. Create a continuous barrier
Cream creates a subtle layer of protection but when surroundings get harsher, better protection is required. So please don’t forget to use gloves! And not only outside, but also when cleaning and doing dishes by hand. Tip: apply hand cream before you wear cleaning gloves and your hands will feel silky soft afterwards!  

Go to our Hand Care category to discover the full range of high-end hand care products. 
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