How MAS Renewal (and Friends) Can Hydrate Handwashing Dryness
In this era of COVID-19, our hands are drying out big time thanks to frequent – and vitally necessary – handwashing. Here are a few strategies to moisten them up including quick hits of soothing Mineral Air Skin Renewal System. Illustration for Mineral Air by @GREENK_JPN.
From the editors: These times are like none others in our lifetimes. At Mineral Air, what we like to do is deliver insider beauty background, advice and how-tos as they relate to what we offer. But between uncertainty, anxiety, social distancing, home schooling the kids and trying to keep everything going, who has the time for any of that? We understand. And other than adding our voice to the others advising you to keep washing your hands and staying at home whenever possible, we’re not here to tell you what to do. What we are here for though is to share you what you can do if you’re so inclined.
Redressing the dehydration
Here are some ways to soothe the dryness, redness, chapping and irritation on your hands that comes from frequent handwashing.
•Avoid the peeling hand masks for now. We’re huge fans of the OG foot peel Baby Foot and the related glycolic-fueled masks for hands. But extreme exfoliation will only irritate the skin on your hands more so put those on hold.
• Apply creams or moisture when skin is slightly damp. They absorb better then.
• Be flexible in your choices. Hand cream can be as hard to find as toilet paper, bleach wipes and hand sanitizer. Here’s the deal though, you can use foot cream, body lotion, petroleum jelly, coconut oil or even vegetable oil to moisturize your hands. You could use face creams but that will get quite expensive over time. If you do choose something on the greasy side, be sure to slip on gloves (rubber, cotton, surgical . . . whatever you have around) and try to leave them on for about an hour or as long as you can stand it.
• Sleep wearing gel spa gloves. These may feel claustrophobic but if you can manage to keep them on overnight, they really do work wonders. The good ones can be used multiple times too. There are lots of choices and Amazon has a lot for a reasonable price.
• Cool the heat with Mineral Air Skin Renewal System. MAS Renewal mist is loaded with hyaluronic acid, the moisture-loving hero ingredient that holds water within the skin. Because it’s so light, you can deliver a cooling, soothing vapor onto skin and cuticles that is totally greaseless. It also works under or over heavier hand creams or other moisturizers as well; hand skin will drink up its microfine particles either way.
“Here are some ways to soothe the dryness, redness, chapping and irritation on your hands that comes from frequent handwashing.”