Washing hands with soap or sanitizer before preparing a meal or eating, after going to the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, etc. goes a long way in protecting you from germs and bacteria, especially amidst the given pandemic. But, the constant application of soap and sanitizer on the hands affects the way your skin feels and responds. Your soap or liquid sanitizer doesn’t differentiate between germs, bacteria, dirt and skin-friendly oils. It strips off your hands from their natural oils, causing dry, rough, and cracked skin; disrupting the skin barrier.
Should this mean you should stop washing your hands? No. Washing one’s hands regularly and properly is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID 19 infection. So, if anything, we must wash our hands more frequently with a more effective soap. But, you must start paying extra attention to your hardworking hands. Pamper them as much as you wash them using a loving, chemical-free moisturizer.
What happens if you don’t moisturize your hands?
If you don’t moisturize your overwashed hands, your skin will feel irritated. The skin might even start to crack and cause excruciating pain along with other severe issues. Not to forget, the natural barrier will get damaged eventually and your skin won’t be able to protect you from virus and bacteria infection.
How will moisturizing your hands help?
Your palms or your hand’s skin is glabrous and can’t hold moisture like the rest of the skin on your body. Regular moisturizing is the key to keeping your hands hydrated. Moisturizing also balances the level of essential oils in your skin, protects the skin from further damage, and minimizes the wrinkles which become evident on top of your hands with the drying of the skin.
What kind of moisturizer should you use for perfect care of your hands?
Moisturizing is about fulfilling the loss of essential oils in your hand’s skin which gets stripped off due to the overuse of soap and sanitizers. So, using just any moisturizer won’t help… you must consider the ingredients before buying a moisturizing product. Try Alyuva Deep Moisturizing Natural Cream which is made using natural ingredients like Ghee, Manjistha, Calendula Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lemongrass and Wheat Germ, and Vitamin E. Each of these ingredients has their own unique properties which help in keeping your hand moisturized and away from the ill-effects of overwashing.
- Shata Dhuata Ghrita – 100 times washed ghee effectively moisturizes, rejuvenates and repairs the skin from deep within, leaving your skin looking silky, smooth and blemish-free
- Manjistha promotes the healing of damaged skin tissues
- Calendula Essential Oil has restorative properties and deeply hydrates the skin, heals damaged skin cells and makes it look younger and suppler
- Tea Tree Essential Oil acts as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent and is an excellent moisturizing ingredient
- Lemongrass Essential Oil has antiseptic and astringent properties which help sterilize your pores, serve as a natural toner and strengthen your skin tissues.
Alyuva’s all-natural moisturizing cream nourishes and moisturizes the skin from deep within without leaving any traces of oil on the skin, and sits very lightly on the skin all day long. Regular application of Aluyva’s Deep Moisturizing Cream eliminates freckles, rashes, pigmentation and discolouration by detoxifying and cleansing from the inside out.
Finally, make sure to follow the other essential hand care tips like washing your hands with warm and not hot water, limiting the use of sanitizer at home, etc. to reduce the damage to your hand’s skin.