Hack 1: Watch that hand wash
Hack 2: Moisturize more often than face
We moisturize our face twice a day, mostly. But remember that the face is relatively untouched. Our hands, however, come in contact with surfaces throughout, which means that they need to be moisturized much more often than your face. Using a moisturizer on your hands every 6 hours is a good idea. Of course, in drier weather, you might want to increase frequency.
Hack 3: Cream after wash
Hack 4: Avoid hand sanitizers if you can
They're convenient, effective and literally life-savers. However, alcohol is enemy no. 1 for your skin's health. Minimize use of hand sanitizers. If you must use, then follow on with a moisturizer as soon as you can.
Hack 5: Don't forget exfoliation
It's funny that we use our hands to exfoliate our face and body, but often forget to exfoliate our hands! Sloughing off dead cells, followed by moisturization, is a sure-shot way to skin that's healthy and hydrated. Any good body scrub, followed by a hand cream should do the job!
Properly moisturized hands is 90% of the battle won. And like everything else about skin care, taking care of hands needs a bit of discipline, but is actually quite easy to do. Got any hand-care hacks of your own to share? Go on and leave a comment!