How Can I Prevent the Skin Irritation I Keep Getting at Work?

There are several factors that contribute to skin irritation. You will have to evaluate what is causing your irritation and use alternate products or procedures.

  • Reduce the temperature of the water as overly hot water can contribute to skin irritation when washing your hands.
  • Use a soap that is compatible with your skin type. For example if you are sensitive to Triclosan avoid Triclosan. If you have sensitive skin use a sensitive formulated soap.
  • Dry your hands with a paper towel rather than an air drying machine. Drying with an air dryer can dry the tissue.                                                                                                                                    

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Infection Prevention “What are the different types of hand hygiene?”