Cold chapped hands are annoying, irritating and painful. When the temperature makes the skin feel its rigor, these parts of the body are among the first affected due to their constant exposure. In this way, the winter cold damages the hands because the climate tends to be dry and dehydrates the cells; making the skin suffer.
It has some hair follicles with little fat production. Also, the back part has few elements of protection against the cold and dehydrates more easily. On the other hand, palms have more tools to defend themselves from the weather. Also, there is more sweat production; which allows to regulate the temperature.
To take care of these delicate limbs, we suggest you resort to some homemade options.
Causes associated with cracks in the hands
Not only the cold is behind the chapped hands, also winter (as well as certain characteristics not related to this stage) brings together other conditions that increase the symptom. In addition, something common are sudden changes in temperature. When you have the heating on and go outside, the skin suffers a thermal shock that damages it.
On the other hand, the following study published by the Journal of Health at Work and Industrial Medicine explains that cold is often associated with dryness. However, sometimes people wash their hands believing that this will better hydrate the dermis. However, humidity can be counterproductive with the cold of the environment; increasing cracks.