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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
Many women face problems with the skin of their hands - frequent washing of dishes, the use of detergents and cleaning chemicals leads to dryness, which causes cracked hands. They are accompanied by unpleasant painful sensations and, if untreated, increase in size in length and depth.
The most significant lesions begin to bleed. To get rid of this problem, you need to find out why the skin dries and cracks.
The causes of cracks
The main causes of cracks and microcracks can be both diseases and external factors. Depending on the reason why the skin is cracking, it is also necessary to choose a method of treatment - sometimes external agents are simply not enough to get rid of the problem.
The main causes of cracks are:
- The use of medicines. In general, drugs do not cause this reaction. However, if potent agents were used in the treatment of the disease, then this may well be a sufficient reason. In addition, long-term use of strong antibiotics gives such a reaction;
- Allergy. It may be the result of an aggravated reaction both to household chemicals - detergents and cleaning agents, and to products;
- Lack of vitamins;
- The presence of a fungus;
- Long-term exposure to external harmful factors. This means a long stay in the cold without gloves, or the lack of additional moisture in extreme heat. Usually such a reaction is observed by people whose profession is closely related to the constant stay on the street, as well as winter fishing enthusiasts or gardeners.
Prevention of cracks in the palms
As you know, the best way to cure a disease is to avoid it. This is especially true for skin diseases, which are easy to prevent and more difficult to cure. These include dry and cracked palms.
First of all, you need to pay attention to the state of the body as a whole. Lack of vitamins A, B, C and E can negatively affect not only the skin, but also significantly weaken the immune system, which will increase the risk of viral and infectious diseases. To eliminate this factor, it is necessary that fruits and vegetables enriched with these vitamins are present in the diet.
Many are interested in the question of why it is necessary to include foods with a red color in the daily diet. Fruits and vegetables, which are predominantly red in color, are rich in vitamin A. Eating nuts will help maintain the optimal amount of vitamin E.
With vitamin B, the situation is a little easier, since it is found in many foods - cereals, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, etc. Eating at least a small amount of the above is necessary daily to maintain immunity and a healthy appearance.
Daily hand care should include washing with soap, as dust and dirt have a negative effect on the condition of the palms. In this case, it is best to use specialized baby soap and cream soap.
If the skin on the palms is prone to cracking, then after each washing of your hands, you should wipe them dry and use a moisturizer.
The best remedy is protection
Most people clean up their homes on their own. As a rule, this is due to the use of a large number of detergents, including those that negatively affect the skin of the palms. Therefore, it is recommended to use rubber or latex gloves when cleaning - these can be purchased at hardware stores or pharmacies.
When working with materials that are difficult to remove, such as paint, it is very important to use protective equipment.
It is easy to remove paint from the palms with gasoline or thinner, but this effect will have serious consequences for the skin of the hands - it will quickly dry out, crack and peel off.
It can be purchased at the pharmacy as well as in most perfumery and cosmetics stores. It is very important to choose the product that is right for you.
First, any product must have moisturizing and nourishing effects. If the product does not contain lactic acid, glycerin or sorbitol, then it is better not to purchase it, since these are the main components of any good hand cream.
Second, pay attention to your age. For people over 35 years of age, it is recommended to use products containing a sun filter. These creams prevent the appearance of age spots due to exposure to direct sunlight.
Third, pay attention to the time of year. For some reason, people often forget about seasonal protection. Naturally, summer protective equipment should include a factor of protection against ultraviolet rays, and winter - from severe frost and wind. And in fact, and in another case, protective creams are applied immediately before going outside.
Folk remedies for hand skin
They mainly include masks that are aimed at softening and moisturizing the skin.
Oil wraps. It is best to use olive oil as it is most rich in vitamins and nutrients. However, any other oils will do as long as they are of plant origin.
Gauze or bandage must be moistened in oil, preheated to 50 degrees, and wrap around the damaged areas. Further, it is recommended to put on gloves on your hands. The procedure is carried out throughout the night.
For the best effect, it is recommended to mix butter and honey in a ratio of 3 to 1.
This is an excellent procedure that can be used both as a preventive measure and as a restoration of the health of the skin.
Potato masks. Chopped potatoes are placed on the hands and secured with gloves. The duration of the procedure is 3 hours, the frequency of the procedure is 2 or 3 times a week.
If you need strong hydration, then a complex mask will help: 2 chicken yolks, 4 teaspoons of natural honey, 70 ml of olive oil. All ingredients must be mixed and smeared with the resulting mass of the hand. When the mask is completely dry, rinse it off with warm water.
This is all about external factors for the occurrence of cracks in the palms and dry skin of the hands. However, fungal diseases, eczema, etc. are possible, so if you suspect something like this, it is best to immediately consult a doctor to find out why the skin on the palms of your hands is cracking, and get additional treatment.