Suggested Home Remedies for: Dry, Cracked Hands & Fingers
Basic Causes of Dry Cracked Hands & Fingers
Cracked hands and Fingers are more common than you would think. There are many factors that cause this; common is the "Chemical burn" or "Alkaline burn". Not too many realize that in making paper products (cardboard and compressed board) there are chemicals used in the making of these that are very hard on the skin. Alkaline burns are from detergents and other cleaning products as well as hand sanitizers. Cracks in the finer tips are very painful, and annoying, and particles catch in the cracks, and cause pain.
In addition to the above, cold weather, frequent hand washing with your common everyday soaps, laundering with today’s popular detergents and all common cleaning supplies are additional significant contributing factors to the condition. Basically the condition is caused by external factors. Your everyday soaps, for example, have a high PH of 9-11. Soaps with this High PH remove the protective covering that the body normally creates & excretes thru the skin. thus causing your skin to become dry. (Also read “Basic Causes of Dry Skin” in our Suggested Home Remedies for DRY, ITCHY SKIN,
Ultra Balm's Suggested Home Remedies
If you have severe cracked hands, and lots of dead cells (white calloused skin) it may take you a few weeks to get stable relief as the dead skin cells prevent the penetration of most creams into the skin. Ultra Balm penetrates better then your name brand creams and soaking hands in warm water. Gently, using a wash cloth to remove dead cells before applying Ultra Balm will significantly help in the removal of these cells and make Ultra Balm more effective. Note: When the skin is injured, the body tends to try to protect the area by very fast development of these cells. It is only trying to put a coating on the skin due to constant attack from the chemicals. This is nature’s way of protecting itself from the constant barrage of these chemicals.
When one has dry cracked hands and fingers, it is best to really rub in Ultra Balm for several minutes. The rubbing does two things: one is that it helps get the cream into the skin, and the other is that it helps bring circulation into the affected area for faster healing. Where dry- cracked hands are present, 2X a day application is necessary to promote the initial healing. Since Ultra Balm has a moisture barrier, it does not wash off in water. If you wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer many times a day you may have to use a small amount. more often. to protect the injured skin.
Before going to bed apply Ultra Balm to your hands and fingers. Gently apply just a small amount and put on a thin pair of gloves (that are made for this purpose) to keep your balm penetrating throughout the night.
After a few weeks you should notice a marked difference in the appearance and feel of your hands. They will be soft and moisturized and beautiful to the touch.
The Above Suggested Home Remedies are for cosmetic purposes only. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Talk to your health care provider before taking Ultra Balm with any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen.