If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been told to wash my hands lately, I would be a very wealthy woman. More people are upping up their handwashing game now that the CDC and health officials have emphasized that regular hand washing is imperative to helping curb the spread of COVID-19. Ironically, by over-washing our skin, we can develop dry cracks in the skin, giving bacteria an entry point into our bodies.
We’ve all struggled with dry hands at some point. No matter how diligent you are with moisturizing, you’ve probably woken up one morning and looked at your own hands in shock, wondering how you let them get so bad. The truth is, we abuse our hands and often pay the price of cracked nailbeds and flaky skin for failing to look after our hardworking mitts. If you’ve been struggling with dry hands or just want to give them some extra love, try one of these easy home remedies.