The care of our hands not only ensures proper functionality, but also contributes in delaying the damage caused by skin aging.
Normally, soaps, detergents and water rich in limestone cause a depletion of hydrolipidic film (thin film of water, salts, protein and fat) which is produced naturally by the skin and ensures its protection. In winter, this, combined with other stress factors affecting the skin of the hands including cold, wind, changes in temperature and low atmospheric humidity at home and offices, tend to make the skin of the hands and more dry and irritable. Result: rough, chapped, reddened hands!However, we can do a lot to help our hands counter the damage to which they are exposed and to enjoy good health.The following two aspects are important:
The acidity of the skin is a prerequisite for its integrity; for this reason it is very important to use appropriate cleaning agents for hands. Also, you should wash hands thoroughly after each time, preferably with warm water, dry them carefully and avoid, whenever possible, the jets of hot air.
The constant use of moisturisers helps to maintain and restore the hydrolipidic epidermis, while protecting against external aggression.It is advisable to move towards moisturisers which are specific for the hands, which are generally non-fat emulsions of substances (e.g. fatty acids, panthenol, allantoin, glycerine, vitamin E) that have softening, moisturising and soothing properties to treat the redness.The use of too much "fat", although they may give the impression of being more "nutritious", to the skin can actually be counter-productive because the residual feeling of greasiness on the hands is annoying and discourages the application.Some other practical advice: