Dry hands are painful, but it is not impossible to cure. In most cases, it’s possible to completely get rid of it without using the help of a dermatologist. It’s possible to get rid of dryness at home by simply changing our daily habits or getting rid of some products we often use.
The solutions our medical experts at Clearskin London profer depends on your situation. In mild cases, we suggest simple solutions that usually cost less money. We will never prescribe medications if what you require is a lifestyle change to turn your condition around.
When you book an appointment at clear skin London, rest assured that a solution is no longer far away. We await your call!
1. Avoid Bathing With Hot Water
When washing your hands, use warm water and cleansers rather than hot water. Gently dry your hands with a towel instead of rubbing the skin. Similarly, reduce the frequency and time of hot baths and use showers with warm water.
2. Creams and moisturisers
Moisturise the skin daily with moisturising creams and, do the same whenever you wash your hands. To maximise the effectiveness of the cream, ensure it is applied when the skin is dry.
Ensure the moisturising cream used are those with fatty ingredients such as glycerine, shea butter or aloe. For a homemade recipe, try avocado cream, made from ingredients found in your pantry, that will give you soft, radiant hands.
3. Lifestyle Changes
Skin dehydration is different from skin dryness. To get rid of skin dehydration, stay hydrated by drinking enough water daily.
When washing dishes or cleaning dishes, you rest assured of coming in contact with soaps or detergents which contain harsh ingredients. Rather than leaving your hands bare, protect your hands with hand gloves.
To protect the skin from harsh weather, wear gloves when going out during the winter and apply sunscreen on the skin during hot weather.
Advanced Treatment: Dermatologist Clinic
Despite all these precautions, your skin may still be very dry and damaged. There are creams, ointments, and treatments designed specifically to overcome chapped skin and cracks that help the skin heal faster. Some are sold over-the-counter in pharmacies, and others are available by prescription.
If your dry skin problem worsens or persists, it is important to visit a dermatologist clinic rather than sticking to a self-help method yielding little results.
It’s hard to differentiate between dry skin and one that’s dehydrated. Therefore, the first method we use at Clearskin London to differentiate the two is diagnostics. Here, our dermatologist examines the patient to determine whether the condition is due to a skin disease. The examination process is followed by a series of questions like when the first symptoms were noticed, how long has the problem began.
Answers to these questions help most dermatology clinics London determine the actual cause of the problems and to profer a suitable solution.
After diagnostics, several treatment methods are prescribed based on the severity of the condition. In mild cases, most dermatologist clinics prescribe a moisturiser which contains urea and lactic acid to make the skin softer. This moisturiser can be in the form of lotion, ointment, balms or medicated oils. However, most of the ingredients contained in these moisturisers cause a hot sensation which may make it uncomfortable.
In severe cases, medications are prescribed. These medications relieve itch, redness or swelling. You may often have to combine it with a moisturiser to make the healing process faster.
Permanently Get Rid of Dry Skin In One Shot
With just one appointment, you can permanently get rid of dry skin forever. We have expert dermatologists with in-depth knowledge about several skin conditions ranging from herpes, hair loss, eczema, rashes and dandruff.
Simply book an appointment by putting a call across to us on 020 71833648 or come straight to our clinic at First Floor, 117A Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6AT, UK. We are always happy to help!