Why Do We Get Cracked Hands and Chapped Lips?
Smooth and supple in September to red, chapped and rough by February? Ever been in this situation? We’ve all been through it every year of our existence on planet earth. Yet, we never really investigated who the main culprit behind this is!
The main culprit has always been a lack of moisture.
In winter time there is a high decrease of humidity in our habitats. The outside air humidity plunges while thanks to indoor heating, inside, things are even drier. Another destructive pattern in winter is frequently washing your hands to avoid catching a cold or flu and so you’re eliminating whatever natural oils are left in your abused skin.
The mixture of all the above will leave your hands so dehydrated that it is no wonder that they will crack, peel and sometimes even bleed. It is a severe case of dry skin.
The Skin Barrier
The skin barrier is a mix of proteins, lipids, and oils. It protects your skin, and how good a job it does is mostly about your genes and sometimes a healthy diet.
Having a weak barrier will make you prone to such symptoms of sensitive skin, dry skin and eczema. It is no wonder that every winter you suffer from dry and cracked skin. #whydoesitalwayshappentome?
No amount of drinkable water will heal your dry skin. What you need to do is improve your essential oil skin barrier. This can be used by a really good hand moisturizer with infused aloe vera or a dry skin balm which is rich in essential oils. If it’s chapped lips, than a spreadable lip balm which will help you to stop cracking up will do wonders.
The Ultimate Trick
The best prevention is to begin using a moisturizer before your hands show signs of dryness.
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