▲ ▼ Hand wash liquid which doesn't make the skin dry
All these obsessive hand washes due to the pandemic has made my skin dry like never before. I tried different hand wash liquid soap including the expensive ones in vain.
Skin on my hands look wrinkled, old and sometime the dryness is causing some discomfort.
I've heard my friends complain of this too, Is there any solution for dry skin from hand wash? If not I think now is a great time to build a product which doesn't make the skin dry while washing hands.
There actually exists a form of hand sanitizer that uses a moisturizing formula that counteracts the dryness from like a regular alcoholic hand sanitizer. It's called HOMEX.
Can be bought in Scandinavia. Been using it the entire pandemic.
Thank you, I'll look it up. But then again hand sanitizer isn't really an alternative for washing hands with soap isn't it? Doctors say hand sanitizers are useful when there's no access to water and at all other times we should go for a soap wash.
Yeah, It's probably best to use soap and hot water if you have access to that, but for any other situation where you don't have access, like out and about or at the store, it makes sense to reach for the hand sanitizer. I wanted to let people know since, as other people have stated in the thread, a non-skin-drying soap isn't a thing that would work, and then the next best thing would be a hand sanitizer that doesn't dry your skin out.
Hand soaps are by definition degreasing and in no way moisturizing, because it then ceases to be soap.
There are soaps that are milder for the skin, but all they do is remove less oil. To add moisture to the skin you will need to follow up with a moisturizer (i.e. hand cream).
A product that can do both would be amazing, but basically not possible, because it either would not clean or moisturize properly.
Great point. So the soap doing its job makes the skin dry and so to solve this problem we need something totally different from a soap but kills the germs as well.
I searched for the same problem and came across this thread. I think we need separate skin care range of products to address the harm caused by the unavoidable usage of soap.