When the temperature drops our hands are the first to feel dry, rough and chapped. It’s time to take the gloves off and combat dry hands once and for all. Here is our list of culprits for zapping moisture from hands and their fixes.
Moisture Zapper: Harsh Hand Soaps
Hand washing is a necessity to keep germs at bay but can be really drying. Most soaps have a pH of 10 and use harsh sulfates which can strip your skin of moisture.
Swap your hand soap for a fragrance and sulfate free cleansing oil wash. Oil washes are packed with emollient oils which replenish the skin’s natural lipids while gently removing dirt. Allure Beauty Editors were raving about how Skinfix Soothing Wash “lifts away impurities and quiets inflammation with colloidal oatmeal and natural oils.”
Moisture Zapper: Using Lotion vs. Cream
When hands are dry and cracked, light lotions won’t be as effective as a richer cream texture. What is the difference? Lotions are emulsions of oil and water while richer creams include occlusive ingredients, a higher concentration of emollient oils and humectants to pull and lock moisture into the skin.
Skinfix Hand Repair Cream is 5x award winner. Beauty editors and dermatologists love it because it uses natural actives of colloidal oatmeal and sweet almond oil at their clinically validated levels and includes a mix of occlusives, emollient oils and humectants. In a dermatologist led study, this hand cream is clinically proven to increase skin moisturization by 111% after one- week use.