Manos secas y agrietadas: causas y cómo solucionarlo

Dry and cracked hands: causes and how to solve them

Suffering from dry and/or chapped hands is more common than you think, many men suffer from it, and although we know it is not dangerous, it is irritating and often causes us to hide our hands out of embarrassment.

In most cases, the cause of this is due to environmental conditions, climate, frequent washing, using chemical products or certain skin conditions can make your hands dry, cracked and/or sore.

A perfect example of this has been brought to us by the pandemic, dry hands have increased since covid came into our lives thanks to the use of hydroalcoholic gels. 

That said, there are several remedies to moisturize very dry and cracked hands, regardless of the cause:

  1. Stop using chemicals that are too harsh.
  2. If you are exposed to harsh environmental conditions because of your transportation (such as riding a motorcycle) or your job, wear gloves.
  3. Use a moisturizer in the morning and at night.
  4. Drink plenty of water.
  5. Manage your stress levels. It may sound crazy, but there is a link between stress and eczema. So if you notice your hands going crazy from dry skin caused by eczema, take some self-care time to reduce that stress.

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