How to Combat Dry Hands in the Winter 

One of the most common complaints of patients in our office right now is dry and cracked hands. Below are a few tips to keep in mind to help you get rid of those dry, cracked hands.

  1. Urea-based creams can be really helpful. You can use up to 40% on the hands and 5-20% on other areas of the body. 
  2. Ointment-based products are best. They’re going to help penetrate thickened, inflamed skin better.
  3. Using cotton gloves over ointment on your hand at night will help the product absorb and help you wake with soft skin.   
  4. Avoid triggers that may worsen dry hands, like frequent handwashing with harsh soaps, using super hot water on your hands, and avoiding common contact allergens like nickel fragrance and dyes. 

If these over-the-counter hacks aren’t enough to help restore your hands, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified providers.