Nails are positioned so far away from the vital organs housed in the center of our bodies that they seem to be an afterthought. Many of us treat our nails like an afterthought, too, using our digits as scraping tools while performing household tasks and failing to protect them from the elements, especially the cold weather.
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Q: My hands are extremely dry and rough, especially during this time of year. What do you recommend to help keep them moisturized and feeling good?
Dr. Linda Miles, D.O.M., responds:
We know winter can be especially drying for our face and hair, but our hands may be the most used and exposed body parts. Also, as we age, the skin on the back of our hands tends to become thinner with very little fat underneath. All of these factors make our hands extremely vulnerable to everyday wear and tear, and aging. To help keep your hands hydrated, healthy and looking and feeling great, try these simple hand care tips:
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Q: I wash my hands frequently, which makes them really dry. Can you recommend a good hand cream?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
It’s always important to wash your hands, but it becomes crucial during the fall and winter months when it’s easy to pick up whatever’s “going around” by touching germ-covered doorknobs or simply shaking hands. Unfortunately, frequent hand washing can lead to irritated, dry and even chapped skin. Not comfortable—especially when combined with the cold weather!
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