How to Treat Extremely Dry Hands
Keeping your hands away from irritants can help improve your skin's condition.hands image by david harding from Fotolia.com
Limit exposure of your hands to water, cleaning chemicals and other irritants. Avoiding excessive exposure to these materials can improve your dry skin condition.
Protect your hands from being overly exposed to water and other chemicals.medical gloves image by sasha from Fotolia.com
Wear rubber gloves when exposing your hands to water or chemicals for a prolonged time. If you notice irritation to certain foods when cooking, wearing gloves to protect your skin can be appropriate in this case as well.
- 3). Apply an emollient lotion or hand cream that contains lactic acid or urea.
Sometimes seeing a doctor for a chronic issue like dry skin is the best plan of action.doctor's treatment image by TEMISTOCLE LUCARELLI from Fotolia.com
Make an appointment to see your doctor if your dry skin problem is not responding to home remedies. If your doctor orders a prescription, apply the products according to the directions given on the package or by the doctor and pharmacist.
- 5). Monitor your dry skin until it improves or worsens. You may want to make a second doctor's appointment if your condition does not clear up within a reasonable time or if it gets worse.