Restoring hand skin after antiseptics
Hand Skin Recovery After Antiseptics: Basic Recommendations
Regular treatment of hands with antiseptics can have a negative effect on the condition of the skin - cause excessive dryness, provoke the appearance of cracks, redness and irritation. And in some situations, antiseptics even cause a reaction similar to allergies - burning and itching. They also increase the sensitivity of the skin. And all these reactions are cumulative, so the feeling of slight discomfort can be replaced by a fairly pronounced negative symptomatology at one moment. But how to restore the skin of the hands after antiseptics?
What are the causes of skin damage when using antiseptics?
It is known that in order to effectively destroy pathogenic microorganisms, manufacturers often make alcohol-based antiseptics. It fights viruses, bacteria and fungi, but it also completely neutralizes the lipid protective layer on the surface of the skin. If it happens once or quite rarely, there are no negative reactions. But with regular treatment, the skin begins to actively lose moisture and becomes more vulnerable.
The risk of damage increases:
- when using antiseptics that do not contain moisturizing and emollient components;
- when using aggressive household chemicals in parallel;
- washing hands with hot or cold water (both lead to dry and flaky skin);
- in the absence of home hand care.
The need to use antiseptics does not cause any doubts among modern doctors. However, it is important to use only high-quality products and take proper care of your hands to avoid dermatological problems.
How to restore the skin of the hands after antiseptics?
Restoring the skin of the hands after antiseptics is not the fastest and easiest task, especially if there is a need for further use of antiseptics. Recovery should be comprehensive and include:
- Regular application of moisturizing and nourishing cream. It's a good idea to keep it with you at all times – in your pocket or purse – and lubricate your hands every time you can. It is better to choose a cream with vegetable oils (for example, shea butter or cocoa) and vitamins (especially A and E).
- Avoiding harsh and harsh soaps. It is better to give preference to mild detergents, for example, foam soap, which effectively cleanses the skin and takes care of it.
- Hand masks These can be products from the store or products prepared at home. It is important that they deeply nourish and moisturize the skin, as well as maintain the natural protection of the epidermis.
- Seek medical attention if painful cracks or allergies appear. Treatment of such conditions may require the use of special prescription medications. And a patient with such symptoms needs to be monitored by a doctor.
- Drinking water. Dryness and irritation of the skin are significantly exacerbated by general dehydration. Therefore, it is very important to drink enough plain, clean water.
Also, a proper balanced diet will be beneficial in the long-term recovery of hands after an antiseptic. For the health and excellent condition of the skin, it is very important to eat more fruits and vegetables, do not forget that the diet should contain healthy fats (vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, fatty fish, avocado, etc.) and avoid frankly harmful and unhealthy products.
Prevention of hand skin problems with the use of antiseptics
In order not to think about how and with what to restore your hands after antiseptics, you should take a responsible approach to the choice of antiseptics. In particular, it is very important to choose products from well-known manufacturers who specialize in the production of antiseptics and disinfectants. They closely monitor the quality and safety of their products. It is also important to choose antiseptics that contain nourishing and moisturizing components, which are most often glycerin and panthenol. For skin prone to dryness, it is worth investing in an antiseptic in the form of a gel rather than a spray or liquid.
MDM Group's antiseptics meet quality and safety standards. They gently cleanse the skin and help to avoid the negative effects of such cleansing, even with regular use. Therefore, such products become the products of choice for clinics and cosmetology offices, where antiseptic treatment of hands is carried out many times a day. They are also bought for household use and public places.
It is important to keep in mind that in order to prevent skin problems with the constant use of antiseptics, it is important not to forget about the need for comprehensive hand care. It will help retain water in the skin and preserve the natural functions of the skin's protective barriers.