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Chapped hands are never a welcome sight! Skin becomes rough, red and cracked, not to mention painful! In some cases, the cracks even ooze or bleed. Yet by adopting just a few simple habits, you can have soft, smooth hands all year round.
Chapping or cracking occurs when the skin on the hands becomes extremely dry. When it is dehydrated, epidermis is less flexible and more fragile, making it more vulnerable to cracking. Chapped hands can be caused by several factors, including:
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Chapped skin primarily affects adults. It can be an occasional or recurring problem. People who have eczema or another form of dermatitis are more likely to experience this problem.
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Chapped hands require care, because not only are they painful but they can also serve as a gateway for certain infections, such as impetigo.
If you need personalized advice, drop by a Uniprix store to consult our professional staff. For more severe skin problems, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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