All of us rely immensely on our hands. While they may be one of the most visible parts of our body, they tend to be subjected to plenty of abuse. From water, cleaning agents to polluted environments and overuse, our hands encounter all these everyday hazards. As such it is hardly surprising that the skin on our hands tend to lose the suppleness and glow way before the rest of our body shows any signs of ageing.
Too much water and chemicals is an ideal combination of rough and chapped hands. Chapped hands are the result of the skin on your hands becoming too dry and losing its intrinsic. Sometimes these symptoms are accompanied by excruciating pain.
And as we age, skin loses its ability to retain moisture, becoming more porous and losing its natural elasticity. With chapped hands, the biggest problem is that the chapping further reduces your skin’s moisture retention capacity. So it is a Catch-22 situation that can be quite a painful experience for the sufferer, not to mention making for unsightly hands.
Hence, it is always important to protect your hands whenever you have to do any sort of cleaning.
A good pair of gloves can do wonders but do make sure you dry your hands thoroughly after rinsing, as improper drying is one of the main causes of chapped hands. Practicing proper care can keep chapped hands at bay.