When you walk outside, put on gloves to shield your hands from the wind and cold.

Hot water can take the natural oils from your skin, so avoid using it to wash your hands.

Avoid drying out your skin by using a mild, moisturizing hand soap.

Regularly moisturize your hands with lotion or cream throughout the day, especially after washing them.

When you go to sleep, try applying a thicker, more emollient hand lotion to help moisturize and restore your skin.

To keep your skin hydrated from the inside out, sip on lots of water.

Since harsh chemicals and cleaning products can dry up and irritate your skin, avoid using them without gloves.

Invest in a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home, which can help prevent dry skin.

Exfoliate your hands once a week to remove dead skin cells and allow moisturizers to penetrate more deeply.

To give your hands an extra dose of hydration, think about applying a hand mask or treatment once a week.