Those of us who earn a living with our hands understand what it means to have truly dry, cracked, and damaged skin. It can feel like an unavoidable part of the job. Yet how many of us who lead active lifestyles have really searched for a powerful moisturizer to help turn that sandpaper back into human skin? And for those who have searched, are you sure you were looking in the right place?
Today, we will look at how active lifestyles can cause dry hands, the ways in which potent moisturizers can fight against this condition, some simple skin care tips for working men and women, and what to look for when you are trying to find a moisturizing cream.
Can an Active Lifestyle/Job Lead to Dry, Cracked Hands?
There is no question that working with your hands and certain activities can lead to dry, cracked hands. The question then becomes: what exactly causes this to happen and is there anything we can do about it? Here are a few common ways in which your job could be drying out your hands and how to minimize the damage.
Active jobs = frequent hand washing. There is no getting around the fact that certain jobs will have you washing your hands frequently. Doctors, nurses, chefs, and many other individuals who work with their hands need to wash their hands often. This dries out skin, particularly for those who use antibacterial soap.
Jobs which involve exposure to the elements can lead to dry hands. Contractors, carpenters, fishermen, factory workers, welders, and many more can have heavy exposure to the elements including UV rays, heat, debris, and much more. This can certainly lead to dry skin, cracked hands, and even more serious health risks like melanoma.
Hard work can mean dry hands. Even without excessive hand washing, exposure to the elements, or other outside forces, working with your hands can lead to skin that becomes dry, cracked, and scaly. Working with your hands is a great way to make a living, it just might require you to pay some extra attention to your skin health.
Hand Cream Formulated for Working Men
So what can we do about this? Quitting our jobs over some dry hand skin isn’t going to happen. Thankfully, in addition to some easy changes you can make to your daily routine (more on this below), using a single, powerful cream for dry hands, elbows, and feet can make a world of difference.
The key is finding a moisturizing cream that works. Many men’s skin creams work only as a barrier for your skin, keeping moisture in and forming a protective barrier. Essentially what you have there is a more expensive version of Vaseline. For real restoring power, hand creams for working men must go a step further.
The best moisturizers on the market work by forming a protective barrier, penetrating beneath the skin’s surface to repair from within, and by drawing moisture to the skin’s surface. It is also important to select a hand cream which uses powerful ingredients like amino acids to help your skin restore itself naturally.
Simple SkinCare Tips for Active Men and Women
At the end of the day, skincare isn’t rocket science. For men and women who work hard and play hard, there are a few simple tips that can keep your skin looking and feeling great all year round, including:
- Keep skin clean, but don’t overdo it. Bathing and washing your hands and face regularly is perhaps the best way to keep your skin clean and healthy. Yet it is important to remember that overdoing it with showers or hand washing can absolutely dry your skin out.
- Avoid long, hot showers. Along those lines, those 30 minute marathon showers where you think about who would have won the Super Bowl if the Saints had gotten that pass interference call are probably not doing you any favors either. Limit showers to 10 minutes or less and keep the water temperatures reasonable.
- Use the right skincare products for your needs. As we discussed previously, hard working hands require powerful moisturizers. Look for the products which will repair, restore, and renew your dry skin.
- Use sun protection. This one is particularly important for active men. Men are more prone to skin cancer than women and are also less likely to apply appropriate sunscreen. The risk of serious health conditions including melanoma are far greater than the inconvenience of slapping on some SPF 15 sunscreen.
HEFF is a Powerful Moisturizer for Working Men’s Hands, Elbows, and Feet
HEFF cream for hands, elbows and feet has been specifically formulated for working men. Harnessing the power of amino acids, our lotion is ideal for even the most dry, cracked skin. Think of once-daily HEFF as routine maintenance for your body. Shower, shave, apply daily moisturizing cream, and you are all set for a day of hard work or hard play.
For every tube of HEFF sold, we are proud to donate a tube to Operation Gratitude. This is a small way of giving back to the men and women who keep our country safe.
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