Why should men care for their hands?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It's important to use a hand cream, especially after washing your hands, to retain much-needed moisture in your skin. When it comes to caring for their hands, men should also have a regular nail care regimen to keep their nails healthy and minimize the risk of infection. Keep your nails clean and dry and cut them straight across to prevent ingrown nails. Avoid biting your fingernails, as this can transfer infections. If you notice any changes or discolorations in your nails, see your dermatologist.

Men should care for their hands for the following reasons:
  • To prevent injury: Wearing gloves when lifting, carrying or manipulating objects is important.
  • To keep the skin supple: Use moisturizers.
  • To help keep the hands functional and pain free: Avoid excess sun or irritant exposure. 

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