Why Should We Moisturize Our Hands?

moisturize-handsWe now know that both hot and cold have the ability to dry out our hands. Keeping our hands moisturized has immediate, short-term benefits, as well as long-term benefits.

Immediate Benefits of Keeping Hands Moisturized:

  • Keeps skin looking healthy;
  • Prevents water loss; and
  • Keeps skin soft.

Short-Term Benefits of Keeping Hands Moisturized

  • Prevents skin cracking; and
  • Keeps cuticles healthy.

Long-Term Benefits of Keeping Hands Moisturized

  • Prevents skin from being damaged; and
  • Keeps skin youthful looking.

Moisturizer should be applied to your hands every single time you wash them. This is because each time you wash them you strip away the natural barrier that your skin has in order to hold in the moisture. Applying moisturizer after every hand washing session, as well as at regular intervals helps your hands to retain its natural moisture. You don’t need to invest in an expensive moisturizer, any moisturizer is better than none.

 

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