How to treat dry, cracked hands

Discover why your hands get so dry and rough and how to treat this problem correctly.

How to treat dry, cracked hands

Why do my hands feel dry and damaged?

One of the most common causes for rough, dry-feeling hands is the effects of dry, cold air on the skin. This is why in winter we notice our hands feeling particularly rough, as the dry air sucks moisture out of the skin. Similarly, people whose lifestyles involve immersing their hands in water regularly (swimmers, cleaners etc.) often find they suffer from hand discomfort, as water can wash away the skin’s natural moisturising oils.

What you can do to prevent hand dryness

As well as keeping a small tube of Lipikar Xerand in your bag, there are a few steps you can take to help prevent hand dryness.

When cold outside, make sure you bring a pair of soft gloves to slip on outdoors to prevent moisture loss. Because some detergents and soaps can also be very drying on the skin, check how you wash your hands and clothes.

All about Lipikar Xerand

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand, a hand-repair cream, has been specifically formulated to help both restore the cutaneous barrier as well as protect it from external aggressors. The formula is non-greasy, and absorbs instantly into the skin, making it ideal for regular application throughout the day. Enriched with La Roche-Posay thermal water, known for its high mineral levels, the carefully formulated cream helps repair the skin’s hydrolipidic layer (the protective film over the skin) while moisturising and softening the cracked epidermis, thereby soothing the feeling of discomfort and tightness.