As winter approaches our hands are exposed to cold as well as constant hand washing. This can disrupt the skin barrier leading to hand eczema. Many people are also becoming allergic or sensitive to hand soap ingredients. Hand eczema leads to dry itchy skin.
There are steps you can take to improve your skin.
Use something gentle to wash your hands. I like Oilatum, Doublebase or Aveeno hand wash.
Use a non perfumed moisturiser regularly.
Wear gloves to protect your hands from extreme temperatures. Avoid prolonged contact with water as this can dry the skin further!
If things are getting worse see your GP or dermatologist to look for allergies/ triggers and for more advanced treatment.