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How to treat severely damaged hands?

How to treat severely damaged hands?

Hand sanitiser, frequent washing, cold weather... Several factors influence the condition and hydration of the hands. Smooth and thin, their skin is sensitive, especially in winter. The question that arises is: how to treat damaged hands? Discover some tips to regain soft and supple hands.

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What does it mean to have damaged hands?

Damaged hands are often characterised by:

  • Redness : they tend to appear after prolonged contact with hot water or after the use of detergents.

  • Flakes : when the skin is dry and damaged, thin layers of skin peel off.

  • Itching : when your hand itches, it can be a sign of skin dryness.

  • Cracks and fissures: when hands are dry, they can develop cracks. This can be due to external aggressions or poor hydration.

  • A feeling of roughness: irregularities forming on the skin's surface make the skin feel coarse to the touch.

  • Tugging sensations: these are characterised by a feeling of discomfort in the hands.

How to prevent damage to your hands?

Damaged hands are often the result of skin dryness, a decrease in micro-circulation, an accumulation of dead skin cells, and irritating factors. To avoid damaging your hands, it is advisable to adopt certain practices:

  • Wash them with a soap that's been cold-process saponified and is super-fatted;

  • Wear gloves in winter, as well as during manual activities (cleaning, gardening, DIY) to protect them;

  • Opt for nutrients that promote the regeneration of skin cells.

Tips for treating damaged hands.

To treat your damaged hands, remember to nourish and hydrate them. Here are a few tips to know:

  • Wear gloves for your household chores to avoid redness.

  • After washing your hands, apply a nourishing balm.

  • Perform an exfoliation, this allows the skin on the hands to absorb other treatments more easily. Moreover, an exfoliation serves to remove dead cells that promote skin dehydration and to enhance the effect of other treatments. If your hands are painful, opt for gentler and less aggressive exfoliations.

  • Hydrate your hands at night to regenerate your skin. Indeed, in the evening, you can apply a balm to your hands, focusing on irritated areas. Apply a small amount to your hands and massage until your skin fully absorbs the treatment.

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