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Dallas' winter weather can lower your body's ability to retain moisture by a staggering 25%, making for miserably dry, cracked hands in the chilly winter days. These Dallas hand doctors compile the best hand-warming advice from athletes, dermatologists and even hand models for a list of ways to keep your hands healthy. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Renova Doctors Talk How to Keep Hands Warm in Dallas Winter


1
Protect Your Hands from Winter Weather
  • Renova Hand and Foot Centers
  • February 2014

2
Hot Tips for the Cold Months
  • As winter weather continues, many of us suffer
    from dry, cracked hands. Low temperatures and
    high winds can make winter a nightmare for our
    skin, especially on our knuckles and fingers.
    Thats because winter weather actually lowers the
    skins ability to retain moisture by over 25.
    Luckily, the right products and practices can
    keep your hands smooth and comfortable despite
    the biting winds of winter. Weve rounded up
    advice from athletes, dermatologists, and even a
    hand model for keeping your hands happy during
    the coldest months of the year.

3
Sanitize Properly
  • While keeping hands sanitized is imperative to
    disease prevention, sometimes the products we use
    to keep our hands germ-free wreak havoc on our
    skin. The high concentration of alcohol in many
    popular hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial soap
    can dry out skin quickly. In an article on Every
    Day Health, dermatologist, Dr. Jessica Wu
    recommends swapping out regular soap for
    moisturizing liquid hand soap. Keep moisturizing
    soap with you throughout the day, since the soap
    in public restrooms is often very harsh and
    drying, she says. Also, be sure to apply hand
    lotion after washing your hands or using hand
    sanitizer.

4
Get Great Gloves
  • If you spend time running, walking, or playing
    sports outside during the winter, its probably
    taking a toll on your hands. To combat the
    weather, finding the right pair of gloves is key.
    Runners World recently posted an article listing
    glove recommendations for every need. Many
    different brands of ultra-warm gloves can keep
    your fingers toasty. In the event of extreme
    cold, using a wool glove liner, a shell mitten,
    or even just layering the pairs you already own
    can do the trick. You can even get warming packs
    for your mittens to keep your hands extra toasty.

5
Make the Most of Your Moisturizer
  • Craig DiFrancia is a hand model who has to keep
    his hands in tip-top shape year-round. Because of
    the demands of his job, hes discovered a myriad
    of ways to protect his skin from biting winter
    weather. My hands have to be a 10 every day, and
    since I do get bad cracked skin in the winter, I
    started experimenting four years ago with
    different preventative methods, he told Details
    Magazine. One of his rituals is to apply a high
    quality lotion before bed and then wear a pair of
    gloves through the night to lock the moisture in.
    He also uses a cuticle oil to keep his nail beds
    from drying out.

6
Hydration and Nutrition
  • When the temperature drops, many people stop
    drinking as much water as they consume during
    warmer months. On top of that, many favorite
    winter drinks contain caffeine and chocolate,
    which have a dehydrating effect on the body. To
    stay hydrated, continue to drink plenty of water
    and try swapping out coffee and cocoa with
    un-caffeinated or low-caffeine tea. The foods
    you choose can also help you stay hydrated. Foods
    that contain omega-3 fatty acids, like several
    kinds of fish and nuts, have been shown to help
    keep skin looking and feeling great.

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