Is hand washing or sanitizing drying out your hands?

Is hand washing or sanitizing drying out your hands?

Frequent hand washing is recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of the corona virus; you are probably washing your hands more than ever.

Although it may sound counterintuitive, a study published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews showed that washing with soap and water may leave your hands drier and more irritated than using hand sanitizers, which often contain emollients—skin softeners—to keep moisture in. But the CDC recommends soap and water over hand sanitizers for protecting yourself.

Waters Edge Salon and Spa, Burlington

We have you covered at Waters Edge Salon and Spa. Your safety always come first and we have taken every step to ensure your time with us will be not only safe but enjoyable and relaxing.

Book an appointment for your dry and cracked hands and experience our Spa Manicure which includes a hand repair balm, intense cuticle balm, and a hydrating, protective nail growth stimulator for nails. Refresh and renew your nails and hands with our Qtica products and services and for extra hydration and moisture try our Paraffin treatment. It is an excellent treatment to cure dry hands and cuticles, hydrating and nourishing while protecting your hands.

Waters Edge Salon and Spa, Burlington

OPI Gel Manicure

If you are looking for extra strength the OPI gel manicure will help protect and strengthen nails even better doubled with a paraffin treatment to help maintain optimal skin health. With OPI Gel color you are sure to fall in love with your nails again. All of our nail Gel manicure products come with attention to detail in a relaxing environment.

At Waters Edge Salon and Spa, you will be treated with care and you will leave the spa with hands refreshed.

Waters Edge Salon and Spa, Burlington

A few tips  that may help are:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds in lukewarm water. Use soap, and wash every part of your hands, including between your fingers and around your nails.
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel but leave some water on them. You can also let your hands air dry. While your hands are slightly damp, apply your hand cream or ointment.
  • Apply hand cream or ointment to your skin, making sure you work some of the moisturizer into your fingertips and nails. Ideal hand creams should not include irritants, such as retinol or other anti-aging serums, allergens or fragrances
  • When you use hand sanitizer, apply your hand cream or ointment immediately after the hand sanitizer dries.

With a talented, committed team of experts to complement Waters Edge, each and every service provider will ensure your visit will present you with a feeling of relaxation and contentment that will allow you to look and feel your absolute best!

Fill out the attached form to BOOK an appointment for your dried hands or give us a call at 905.631.1101