Expert Tips for Healthy Chilblains

Prevent dry, chapped hands with our expert tips for keeping hands healthy and hydrated during the cold winter months.

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Avoid the harshness of winter

Dry, chapped hands are one of the most common skin problems in winter. Not only can they crack, peel and bleed, if your skin barrier is compromised, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions can worsen. Prevention is therefore essential to improve skin results to prevent the development or worsening of other skin problems. Read on to learn how to keep your hands healthy and hydrated during the cold winter months.


wear gloves

If it’s cold enough to wear a hat, it’s definitely cold enough to put on a pair of gloves. Invest in a pair of cashmere or wool-lined leather gloves, which are generally more effective at blocking wind and keeping hands warm. Build a snowman or shovel your walkway? Opt for a water-resistant pair. You should wear a pair of rubber gloves when doing dishes or cleaning all year round, but it’s especially important in the winter, says Francesca Fusco, MD, a board-certified dermatologist from Wexler Dermatology and an assistant clinical professor in the department of dermatology at Berg. Sinai in New York City. (Don’t miss these other products for winter walks that will keep you dry and warm.)

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