Why are my hands always dry?

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Why are my hands always dry?

Our bodies give us signs when there is imbalance. If you have washed your hands a lot with soap and water or used significant amounts of rubbing alcohol – of course it is good to do – dry, rough, wrinkled hands are a common result, especially if soaps and disinfectants are made with harsh chemicals that can remove natural oils from your skin.

Living in climates with low humidity also draws moisture out of the skin, leaving it dry and in need of moisture. If your climate is very windy and cold, your skin can also become dry. (Heating your home with a wood stove, central heating or space heaters creates a dry indoor environment, leading to even drier skin.) In the warmer months, sun, heat, chlorine and salt water also dry out your skin, giving your hands extra moisture and sun protection. and gentle cleansing goes a long way, regardless of the season.

Whatever the cause of the dryness, a few easy steps can get your hands back in shape; Add a few skin care movements that are typically reserved for facial skin, and you can supercharge your results for hands that look as healthy as they feel.



Creams with nourishing butter that are easily absorbed into the skin, add and seal moisture and leave your hands soft, supple and smooth (and keep them that way for longer). Use hand cream immediately after washing your hands (and more as you need it).


    It’s rich and innovative, yet it sinks into the skin like magic, leaving even the driest hands ultra-hydrated instantly – and it comes in the easiest, most adorable tube.

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Hand Cream goop, $ 25 / $ 23 with subscription

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    GOOPGENES nourishing hand cream
    goop, $ 25 / $ 23 with subscription



    Silky and full-bodied, this cream is made with Dr. Sturm’s essential ingredient, purslane, to help soothe the skin.

    Dr.  Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream goop, $ 65

    Dr. Barbara Sturm
    Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream
    goop, $ 65



    In large, beautifully minimalist pump bottles, both the moisturizing washbasin and the moisturizing creamy scent of orange peel, cedar, sage and vanilla.

  2. Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit goop, $ 49

    Adult alchemist
    Hand care set
    goop, $ 49



Wash gently.

While conventional sinks seem to try to outdo each other in terms of hardness, with antibacterial compounds like triclosan (which has recently been shown to contribute to antibiotic resistance) and powerful surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate wrapped in formulas, gentle, clean sinks. just as effective. They are imbued with nourishing plants and essential oils, leaving your hands smelling beautifully clean.


    Gently cleansing and moisturizing with a foam that smells faintly of cedar, sandalwood and bergamot.

    Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical Hand Soap, $ 48

    Sangre de Fruta
    Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical hand soap
    goop, $ 48



    Light on the skin and scents with ylang-ylang, lemon and basil.

    L'AVANT Collective Natural Hand Soap, $ 32

    THE AVANT Collective
    Natural hand soap
    goop, $ 34



Always use sunscreen.

Our hands are typically more exposed to the sun than the rest of our body, so some of the first signs of photoaging show up on our hands. Therefore, apply sunscreen again (pure mineral sunscreenof course) while washing your hands during the day. The best versions are also moisturizing. Prick an amount on the back of your hands and rub them together to avoid getting sunscreen on your palms.

  1. SPF 30

    This smartly packaged cream melts right into your hands for hydration and protection.

    Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 goop, $ 39

    Adult alchemist
    Natural moisturizing sunscreen SPF 30
    goop, $ 39


  2. SPF 15

    Made especially for hands, this rich mineral sunscreen created for (and by) women in colors blends seamlessly into any skin color.

    Unsun Hand Cream SPF 15 goop, $ 27

    Hand cream SPF 15
    goop, $ 27


  3. SPF 40

    Creamy, moisturizing and miscible, this is both water and sweat repellent.

    Supergoop Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 goop, $ 42

    Zinc screen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40
    goop, $ 42



Extra credit: Renew.

Treat the skin on your hands like the skin on your face and you can get similarly soft, thoroughly moisturized, rejuvenated results.

  1. Treat

    Vitamin C has a powerful brightening effect that helps smooth the skin and protect it from free radical damage. This formula, made with hyaluronic acid, also moisturizes.

    goop Beauty vitamin C serum goop, $ 65

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    GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum
    goop, $ 125 / $ 112 with subscription


  2. Protect from the inside out

    Made with several antioxidants, including vitamins C and E as well as COQ10, this citrus-like skin nourishes from within. *

    goop beauty
    GOOPGLOW Morning Skin
    Super powder

    goop, $ 60 / $ 55 with subscription


  1. Exfoliate

    The famous peels can be used for more than just your face, it turns out: The 15% glycolic acid and potent fruit extracts sweep away dead skin cells, even out skin tone and smooth out rough texture. Iron on using the textured side of the pillow for the silky soft skin.

  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 15% glycolic acid Overnight Glow Peel goop, $ 125 / $ 112 with subscription

    goop beauty
    GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel
    goop, $ 125 / $ 112 with subscription


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