Say Goodbye to Dry Skin on Your Hands: Expert Tips for Moisturised, Healthy Skin

by Martina Schwarz

Are you tired of dealing with dry, cracked skin on your hands? Dry skin can be uncomfortable, but with the right approach, you can achieve smooth, moisturised hands that look and feel great. Here are three effective tips and strategies to help you combat dry skin on your hands and improve their overall health.


  1. Choose the Right Handwash: Selecting the right handwash is key to effectively treating dry skin on your hands. Lots of hand soaps contain harsh surfactants that strip your skin. If you already have have dry skin, or cuts and scratches, the situation will only get worse. Look for a product that contains a gentle surfactant like sodium lauryl sulfoacetate or disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate which are extra caring and suitable for dry skin. A great example is Blackmarket handwash refills, which are loved by doctors who have extra dry hands from using antimicrobial hand sanitiser in hospitals.

    Their customers are huge fans: "I have pretty sensitive skin when it comes to handwash and your soap is the best for my skin. Working in healthcare makes me sensitive to a lot of soap products but I have never had a problem with yours. Thank you!!!" – Karen

  2. Moisturise Regularly: Consistency is key when it comes to moisturising dry hands. Make it a habit to apply moisturiser multiple times throughout the day, especially after washing your hands or engaging in activities that may dry them out further. Keep a travel-sized moisturiser in your bag or at your desk for convenient application whenever needed. Some great products you should try are Dibia's balms which provide serious moisture and come in a handy travel size. Another great brand is FRUU that sells travel sized hand cream made from wonky fruits.

  3. Protect Your Hands: Protecting your hands from harsh environmental factors can help prevent further drying and damage. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning, and during cold weather, wear gloves to shield your hands from the cold and wind. Additionally, consider wearing gloves while gardening or DIY activities that expose your hands to rough surfaces.


Dealing with dry skin on your hands can be frustrating, but with the right approach, you can achieve significant improvement in their appearance and feel. By following these expert tips for washing, moisturising and caring for your hands, you can say goodbye to dry, cracked skin and hello to smooth, healthy hands that you'll be proud to show off. Incorporate these 3 strategies into your daily routine, and watch as your hands transform into their best selves.