Dry and Wrinkled Hands
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Dry and Wrinkled Hands

"Dry hands and feet" describes a condition where the skin on these areas becomes rough, scaly, and lacks moisture, leading to discomfort, itching, and possible skin cracking. This dryness can result from various factors, including environmental influences, frequent handwashing, hot water exposure, harsh chemicals, aging, or certain skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Causes of Dry Hands and Feet

  1. Environmental Factors: Low humidity, dry air, or cold weather can contribute to moisture loss from the skin.
  2. Frequent Handwashing: Regularly washing hands with soap and water can strip natural oils, causing dryness, especially when harsh soaps are used. Always use a glycerine-based mild soap for this purpose.
  3. Hot Water Baths or Showers: Extended exposure to hot water can deplete the skin's natural oils, leading to dryness. It is advised to take short baths with lukewarm or room-temperature water.
  4. Aging: As we age, the skin's ability to retain moisture diminishes, resulting in dryness. The transepidermal water loss increases with age while the skin's water-retaining capacity diminishes, leading to the overall drying of hands and feet.
  5. Skin Conditions: Conditions like eczema or psoriasis can also play a role in dryness of the hands and feet. Anyone can acquire these at any stage of life, with a higher tendency in ones with a positive family history.

Treatments for Dry Hands and Feet

1. Moisturization: Regularly apply a thick, emollient moisturizer on the hands and feet, especially after washing. Look for products with propylene glycol, glycerin, or hyaluronic acid.

2. Limit Hot Water Exposure: Use lukewarm water for handwashing and bathing to avoid exacerbating dryness.

3. Gloves: Wear gloves while cleaning or handling harsh chemicals to protect your hands and avoid contact dermatitis.

4. Exfoliation: Gently exfoliate hands and feet to remove dead skin cells, aiding better absorption of moisturizers and medicaments.

5. Hydration: Stay hydrated by drinking ample water to promote overall skin hydration.

6. Skin boosters: These are pure Hyaluronic acid-based injectables that help to provide long-term natural moisturization to the hands and feet. They settle at the dermal level and absorb water into the skin, giving it a fresher and hydrated look.

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