Why am I getting dry skin?
You can get dry skin from washing hands too much. But there are times in our lives when we just need to wash our hands more often. Whether it’s after touching door handles when we’re out and about, before we eat, or cleaning up after the kids, it’s an essential part of our daily lives.
You can also get dry hands from washing with harsh cleansers and hot water. Naturally, our skin has a lipid barrier that helps to protect it and keep irritants out. But if you wash hands regularly with some soaps and hot water, it can damage the protective barrier, stripping the lipids from your skin and causing dryness over time.
How can I protect my hands from dryness?
If you’re wondering how to help dry hands and avoid that tight, overwashed feeling, here are just a few things you can do to keep your hands feeling clean and cared for.
1. Use a gentle cleanser
If you ask us, cleansing and care should go hand in hand. We recommend choosing a gentle cleanser like Dove Care & Protect Antibacterial Hand Wash. Made with our 5 Moisturizer Blend™ , the gentle formula works to protect your skin from dryness without stripping natural lipids from your skin. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types and for everyday use – taking care of hands has never been easier.
2. Turn down the heat
It’s a common myth that the hotter the temperature the better it helps remove bacteria. Warm water does the trick. Blending hygiene and hand skin care, Dove Care & Protect Antibacterial Hand Wash is specially designed to eliminate 99% of bacteria in seconds* and moisturize for hours. So you can give your hands the nourishment they deserve, protect them from dryness and get the antibacterial cleanse you want – all at once.
*in a 20 second wash test vs. E. coli
Follow these simple steps to protect from dryness and your hands will thank you later.