What are chapped hands?

Chapped hands are very common during the winter season. In this period, the skin undergoes changes, mainly due to increased exposure to the cold. The cold in fact induces vasoconstriction, i.e. the vessels of the skin, in order not to disperse heat, minimise exchanges with the outside and bring less blood to the hands, which become dry and chapped. In this situation, the skin is less nourished and has difficulty producing fat, resulting in the phenomenon of dry hands.
The situation is worse for those working outside who may have to wash their hands frequently. Children and women suffer the most damage, which manifests itself not only with dryness but also with patches of redness where the skin is rough and itchy.

How to treat chapped hands

When outside in cold weather, wear gloves as often as possible to protect the hands. Avoid over-washing the hands. When washing, use as little water as possible and cleanse with Eudermic Washing Base instead of more aggressive soaps.
After washing and drying the hands, apply a small amount of Extreme Emollient Ointment to each hand and massage well. Extreme Emollient Ointment will be slightly greasy when first applied, but this sensation will disappear when fully massaged into the skin.

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