Since we were all affected by the epidemic, washing our hands has become a responsibility and a habit for everyone. We wash and disinfect to guarantee both our safety and the safety of others. Although frequent hand washing and sanitizing kept us safe, they undoubtedly left our delicate hands dry and harsh. After all, most of the soap products we use today are produced with manufacturing-grade synthetic chemicals.
What is happening to your hands?
Skin that is intact serves as a barrier of defence. Regular contact with water, the use of soaps that remove oil from the skin, and drying alcohol found in hand sanitizers all reduce the amount of beneficial fatty compounds in the epidermis. The skin barrier is damaged as a result. Dry hands can irritate the skin and be uncomfortable, and skin breaks and cracks may raise the risk of superficial skin infections.
How to prevent dry skin on your hands?
These days, having dry hands may seem like a little price to pay for maintaining public health, but there are certain preventative steps you can take.
Take these three steps when washing hands:
Does the type of soap you use matter?
Any soap will work if you wash your hands properly. The chemistry of soap is to blame for this. A substance known as a surfactant, which creates micelles, is soap (little balls of soap molecules that grab and trap dirt, oil, and germs). Lipids can also be dissolved by soap (fats). This makes it possible for soap to disintegrate the outer membrane of certain viruses, such this coronavirus. Thus, washing hands with soap benefits in two ways: it reduces the virus' grip on the skin and aids in severing the connections that hold the virus together.
Any soap that possesses these qualities will function in the same way, whether it be conventional soap, moisturizing soap, dish soap, or "natural" soap. Moisturizing elements in soaps may make them less abrasive or drying to the skin. These compounds include, for instance, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin. For individuals who prefer natural products, seek for soaps with hydrating components like avocado oil, shea butter, coconut oil, or jojoba oil.
Ingredients that might cause contact dermatitis are included in several soaps. Most individuals won't have an issue with this, but if you have sensitive skin, atopic dermatitis, or a history of cosmeceutical product allergies, you should pay attention. Try using mild soaps if you have sensitive skin. Cocamidopropyl betaine, scent, methylisothiazolinone, and methylchloroisothiazolinone are common contact allergies to avoid in soaps.
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