Dry skin may appear dehydrated, peeled, irritated, and inflamed. It may feel rough and scaly, sometimes painfully itchy and sometimes looking old. Severe conditions may be characterized by intense redness and itchiness. In many cases, the skin cracks, causing deep fissures that may bleed—all signs of extremely dry skin. Use a mild non-soap skin cleanser.

Harsh soaps remove the oils from the surface of the skin and dry it out. Avoid antibacterial soaps. No matter what the cause, dry itchy skin isn't something you should have to live with long-term. If you have tried different moisturizers and cleaners without positive results, or if your irritations keep getting worse, then you need to try something new. It is time to kiss your dry goodbye.

What Causes Dry Hands?

Lack of moisture is the number one cause of chapped hands, say dermatology experts. Dry winter weather is a major culprit, as are climates that frequently suffer from low humidity. Finally, indoor heating or air conditioning can suck the moisture out of a room and out of your skin.

Another factor could be the relative strength and resiliency of your skin. Some people are blessed with robust skin barriers. Others are not so lucky. The fault lies in their genetics. Composed of oils, proteins, and lipids, the skin barrier is your natural defense against harsh conditions. When it’s weak, your skin becomes vulnerable to cracking, chapping, swelling, and itching.

Is It Possible to Treat Dry Hands?

Relieving the symptoms of dry hands requires a good moisturizer. Essentially, you need to replace the moisture that disappears when the humidity drops. When you’re thirsty, you drink water. When your skin is parched, you apply moisturizer.

Of course, the best defense is prevention. Applying moisturizing cream liberally before the painful signs of dryness appear will keep discomfort at bay. Miss the window of opportunity, and you’ll also need to repair the damage by using dry hand remedies that heal and rejuvenate the skin.









Molecule 32 carries dry skin remedies that not only replace moisture but also protect against dryness while repairing damage. Every morning and evening, wash with your favorite soap and then moisturize with M32 Balance Hand and Body lotion (use more frequently for additional moisture). Keep a bottle next to your bed, and don't forget to quench those dry lips with our anti-aging lip balm with SPF15.