Fall and winter are tough on hands. Frequent hand washing is a must for staying healthy during cold and flu season, but it also can also lead to super dry hands!
Don’t let your hands become dry, rough, cracked, and painful. Instead, keep them smooth, comfy, and beautiful by following our must-know cold weather skin care tips for hands.
First, wash hands in tepid, not hot, water. This will preserve the skin’s natural oils and help prevent over-drying.
Secondly, use gentle soaps that do not contain harsh ingredients like sodium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfate.
Thirdly, wear gloves whenever you’ll be out in harsh weather conditions.
Finally, moisturize morning, evening, and as needed with our Moisturizing Hand Treatment. MLE and other soothing ingredients deeply hydrate the skin while protecting it against external aggressors. Our hand cream is especially effective when it’s used after every hand washing.
By following these simple skin care tips for dry hands, your hands will remain comfortable all winter long!
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Today’s question is one I’m sure we can all relate to at one time or another. Jennifer N. contacted us on Facebook to ask, “My hands are stupid. Every time I wash my hands, I immediately have to apply lotion or get they dry enough I can’t move them without pain. As a mom this is just insane as I wash my hands so much!! Any solutions?”
I feel your pain, Jennifer! I’m also a mom, and sometimes the dry skin on my hands is distracting enough that I have trouble falling asleep or accomplishing simple tasks. Thankfully, we can combat dry hands with just a few simple steps!
First off, let’s look at why hand washing can cause dry hands. When washing their hands, most people opt to use a soap and warm or even hot water. This is a terrible combination! You see, soaps and hot water can both strip the skin of its lipid layer, which is responsible for keeping the skin moisturized.
Harsh soaps like sodium lauryl/laureth sulfated (often referred to as SLS) strip away the skin’s protective oils, leaving the skin vulnerable to dryness, cracking and discomfort. Even if you purchase a hand soap that claims to be gentle or “made with natural ingredients”, it may still contain SLS. Next time you’re at the store, take a look at your hand soap options; you’ll find that most, if not all, contain this harsh ingredient.
In addition to strong cleansing agents, many soaps also contain anti-bacterial actions. While an anti-bacterial hand soap can go a long way toward preventing illness, it can also do a number on your skin, especially when combined with hot water and stripping cleansers.
Hot water likewise strips away the protective lipid layer while simultaneously causing the blood vessels below the skin’s surface to dilate, which encourages blood flow and fluid loss. You can see how this worsens the problem! The combo of hot water and soap leaves the hands feeling completely stripped.
This issue is worse in winter when harsh weather contributes to the problem, but it can be experienced year-round, especially by those who already suffer from dry, sensitive skin. But, fear not! There is an answer.
The first step is obvious; wash hands only in cold water, or tepid at its warmest. This will prevent the stripping of your lipid layer while also preventing fluid loss. Secondly, choose a natural hand soap that’s free of SLS and other harsh cleansers. There are great hand soaps out there that use coconut cleansers, castile soap, and similar alternatives to SLS!
If you’re still feeling dry after washing your hands, turn to our Moisturizing Hand Treatment. Luxurious yet lightweight, this excellent hand moisturizer contains our patented MLE, an ingredient which actually restores the lipid layer! That means that if your lipid layer is compromised by hand washing, our hand cream will actually replenish and support it, restoring comfort and balance to the hands.
If you’ve never tried our hand lotion, you’re really missing out. It is by far and away the best hand lotion around; plus, it provides exceptional anti-aging skin care actions!
Even if you don’t suffer from dry skin or sensitive skin, our Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the perfect choice for keeping your hands looking and feeling their best.
Today we bring you the final installment in our New Year, New You Series. It’s been so fun to rebuild our ideas of skin care from the ground up, and we hope that you’ve learned a little bit along the way! If you missed the rest of the series, you can catch up by visiting the New Year, New You posts on Skin Cleansing, Moisturizing, Eye Care, andBuilding a Regimen.
When it comes to body skin care, most people think of a simple body lotion…Or nothing at all! The skin of the body isn’t as delicate or fussy as the skin on the face, so it’s easy to forget that the body needs skin care, too. This is especially true for those who suffer from psoriasis or eczema, though those people rarely have the luxury of forgetting to care for the skin on their body.
The good news is, even if you do suffer from an uncomfortable skin condition on the body, treatment usually only takes place once or twice a day. Additionally, the skin care products and application process takes far less time. So, without further ado, here are Atopalm’s body skin care tips.
1) Cleanse Gently
Whether you start or end your day with a shower, be sure to choose a gentle cleanser that does little more than remove dirt, debris, sweat, and body odor. A body wash or soap shouldn’t contain harsh ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, which will strip and damage skin. Instead, choose a body cleanser made from coconut, castile, or another natural source.
2) Dry Sparingly
If you’re sure to remove every droplet of water from your body as soon as you step out of the shower, it’s time to change your routine. Excessively rubbing the body with a towel is damaging enough, but by removing all the moisture from your skin, you’re actually doing yourself a great disservice by taking away a great hydration source!
Instead of thoroughly drying your body after bathing, gently press your towel against your skin to remove excess moisture, while still leaving it a bit damp. While your skin is damp and you’re still in a steam-filled bathroom, move on to step number…
3) Moisturize Damp Skin
Moisturizing damp skin is so much better than applying a moisturizer to bone-dry skin. It seals in the moisture on the skin’s surface, which provides an immediate boost of hydration. It also keeps skin from becoming irritated by towel drying, and leaves the skin less vulnerable to damage cause between bathing and applying skin care products.
This tip is true for both body and face, but since we’re focusing on body skin care today, let’s talk about the types of products that are great for applying to damp skin.
For overall body skin care, our Moisturizing Body Lotion is an obvious must. Formulated with MLE, glycerin, allantoin, vitamin E and more, our body lotion provides unparalleled moisture while protecting and soothing the entire body. Skin care antioxidants and humectants keep skin feeling hydrated and comfortable all day long, and the body will take on a healthy and beautiful glow.
For more targeted body care, some like to add in our advanced Moisturizing Hand Treatment and Foot and Heel Balm. The Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the best hand moisturizer you’ll ever use. Imagine wrapping your hands in a layer of silk that instantly soothes feelings of dryness, roughness, and stinging — that’s what you’ll experience with Moisturizing Hand Treatment.
The Foot and Heel Balm is perfect for everyone from causal foot cream users to those suffering from dry, cracked heels and even diabetic foot problems. It heals cracked skin, softens calloused skin, and protects against future discomfort, resulting in well-rounded treatment.
You can purchase all of the above body care products in a discounted Body Bundle to save 25% off retail price. Or, for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, you can purchase our Hand and Body BOGO Set, which includes two Moisturizing Hand Treatments and two Moisturizing Body Lotions for the price of only one set! That’s a savings of 50%!
Last but not least, SAVE EVEN MORE before our New Year, New You skin care sale ends! Today and tomorrow are your last days to save $10 off any $60+ order, plus receive free shipping within the US – just enter code NEWYOU at checkout. You can stack all these great deals for an incredible savings, but be sure to place your order before time runs out!
Dry skin on one’s hands a common concern no matter what time of year it is, but winter weather can be especially brutal. Between cold winds, hot water, and extra washings to keep germs at bay, hands take a beating when the weather turns cold! Avoid itching, stinging, redness, and chapping with these tips for dry hands.
Chapped skin becomes that way because the skin’s natural lipid barrier is compromised. The lipid barrier is responsible for keeping aggressors out while locking moisture in. If the barrier becomes damaged by harsh weather and other conditions, hydration will be lost quickly.
To restore the lipid barrier to your hands, you must moisturize with a barrier-promoting skin care product, such as Atopalm Moisturizing Hand Treatment, which is formulated with MLE Technology to recreate the lipid layer. It also supplies moisture and helps relieve feelings of dryness and discomfort, all while diminishing visible signs of aging. Begin your day with this treatment and you’ll be well on your way to more comfortable hands.
Gloves and mittens do much more than keep your hands toasty warm. They can also protect your skin against harsh winds, extreme cold, and artificial heat. On top of that, they can also help to keep your hand lotion from evaporating, which allows it to provide optimized benefits to your hands. Choose a pair with a soft lining that won’t irritate your sensitive skin, but be sure that the lining won’t be ruined by your hand cream of choice.
Prevent After you’ve healed your dry skin, do your best to prevent another flare-up with these simple steps. First off, avoid taking excessively hot showers, or using hot water when washing your hands. It may be tempting to warm up with hot water, but it will strip your skin, causing it to become drier than ever. Instead, using comfortably warm water when bathing, and cool water when washing your hands throughout the day.
Secondly, make sure to use body wash and soap that’s formulated for sensitive skin. It should be free of harsh cleansing agents and other irritating ingredients. Hypoallergenic formulas are great, but any gentle product will do.
Lastly, moisturize regularly! Use an intensive hand cream as soon as you wake up and before you go to bed. Throughout the day, you can use a lighter-weight product after washing your hands, but if your skin is extremely dry, you may want to use your heavier cream no matter what.
By following these easy skin care tips, you’re sure to restore comfort, softness, and beauty to your hands before you know it. You may never have to experience dry winter skin on your hands again!