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Super dry hands

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2013 at 8:34 AM

my both hands are so dry.i am only 22 but my hands both sides skin look like i am more than 80.and these are so dry and hard,is there any cure to prevent my dryness?

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on August 19, 2013
at 01:24 PM

Good point about going to low carbs.

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on August 18, 2013
at 11:05 PM

Besides eating plenty of healthy fats, as noted above, have you made dietary changes lately?

I ask, because some people do not react well in the hair and skin to low carb diets. Hair may grown thinner, and skin may get flaky. This doesn't happen to everyone - however, if you've gone very low carb recently, consider changing course. If not, ignore this part of my answer. :-)

If the problem is chronic, you may do well simply moisturizing your hands. There are many simple products available out there (Burts Bee's, Badger Balm, etc) that are made primarily of only olive oil and beeswax -- when I have dry skin, I find those types of products very helpful.

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on August 19, 2013
at 01:24 PM

Good point about going to low carbs.

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on August 18, 2013
at 02:08 PM

Eating more healthy fats will improve your skin elasticity and ability to preserve moisture.

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on August 22, 2013
at 02:00 PM

  • Try eating more fat and see if certain types of fat make a difference (saturated, mono-unsaturated and especially omega-3, SFAs (butter), MCTs (coconut oil))
  • Use coconut oil on your skin
  • Make sure you drink enough and you don't drink too much caffeine
  • Go outside longer (fresh air)
  • exercise regularly (increase circulation)
  • buy a different soap and/or use less
  • buy a different shower gel (or whatever you are using) and/or use less
  • experiment with any food/type of food you can think of to see if adding/increasing/removing/decreasing it helps (eggs, dairy, fruit, allergens, FODMAPs, ...)
  • make and drink bone broth
  • try certain supplements (like zinc, omega-3 or magnesium)

If you try things out, only test one thing at a time. And give it at least a week. If you try 20 things at once and your skin improves, it might be that 19 of the interventions are useless. But you won't notice that and continue to do 19 useless things, because you have no way of knowing they are useless.

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on August 22, 2013
at 12:08 PM

I agree with eating more healthy fats. I used to use coconut oil for years but have recently started using argan oil as it's not as smelly or oily!

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on August 22, 2013
at 09:00 AM

For dry hands you can use the best quality moisturizer, or I would prefer something natural like Aloe Vera, because aloe vera is a good moisturizer and works a miracle for dry skin. Or you can also go for products with natural ingredients instead of any chemical products.

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on August 19, 2013
at 04:19 AM

Coconut oil! I find it works really well for me on dry skin or chapped lips.

I also absolutely love this coconut-based product: http://www.everydaycoconut.com/shopEDC/index.php/shop-online/edc-body-lotion.html

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