YOUR HANDS ARE YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE, look after them!
Hand sanitiser and continuous hand washing can be brutal on your hands, making them dry and crack. It’s important to maintain an intact skin integrity, with no splits, cracks or raw areas allowing viruses and bacteria direct access into your body.
When you are at home and you have washed your hands apply hand moisturiser to keep your hands in good healthy condition. If that’s difficult during the day apply a generous amount each night when you go to bed.
For an intense overnight hand hydration, apply a generous amount of moisturiser and then apply disposable gloves over the top. Leave them on for several hours or overnight.
Also as the weather gets colder your hands will suffer even more, so start looking after your hands now, they are your first line of defence! (If your hands are suffering and you have raw or cracked skin, wear gloves all the time when outside of your house.)
Thank you to The Skin Clinicians Hawthorne for this insightful hand health information.
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