Updated: May 27, 2020
How to protect your most valuable asset during winter (Nails Mag, Alison Alhamed, Nov. 19, 2019)
Whether you're a colorist, a cutter, a stylist, a barber, a nail tech, massage therapist, makeup artist or esthetician, your hands are your most valuable asset, your most important tool. But with constant contact with moisture, hand washing, strain and chemicals (we've all been there, sometimes you just don't use gloves--stop that!), pair that with cold weather and you have a recipe for disaster.
HAND WASHING: "Only wash your hands with a moisturizing soap," says Davis, who is on the speakers bureau of the American Academy of Dermatology. "This means no antibacterial soaps, or glycerine (clear) soaps." This will prevent drying, but still keep your hands clean...