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9 Tricks to Keep Your Hands Soft and Healthy All Winter Long

Jill Turnbull

Posted on December 21 2018

9 Tricks to Keep Your Hands Soft and Healthy All Winter Long

Dry, chapped hands are one of the most common winter skin woes. Not only can they crack, peel, and bleed, when your skin barrier is compromised, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions can worsen. Here’s how to keep your hands healthy and moisturized during the cold winter months.

If it's cold enough to wear a hat, it's definitely cold enough to slip on a pair of   gloves. Invest in a pair of cashmere or wool-lined leather   gloves,   which tend to be more effective at blocking wind and   keeping   hands warm. Building a snowman or shoveling your   walkway?   Opt for a water-resistant pair. You should don a pair of rubber   gloves when washing dishes or cleaning year round, but it’s especially important in the winter, says Dr. Fusco, MD, board-certified dermatologist of Wexler Dermatology in New York City.

Protect hands from the sun’s harmful rays with moisturizing sunscreen. Or opt for a hand lotion with SPF, like Everyday Body Moisturizer SPF46 (Don’t miss these subtle signs your hands are begging for some TLC.)

Dr. Fusco encourages patients to keep a tube of moisturizer everywhere—your desk drawer, handbag, kitchen counter, bedside, glove compartment, etc. “Repeated moisturizing through the day nourishes, heals, and protects skin,” she says. Try Hydra.Nourish soothe your skin, your soul while delivering a burst of serious nourishment that repairs dry parched skin. 

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