Win W.O.D. Welder’s Handcare Kit & Junk Headband
Win W.O.D. Welder’s Hand Care Kit
The Win W.O.D. Welder’s Hand Care Kit is made up of three items: a small bottle of water, a small bottle of alcohol (alcohol free), and a small bottle of rubbing alcohol (non-alcoholic).
These are all things that you would want to have with you at all times while exercising or working out. They will keep your hands from getting dry and they will prevent them from burning. If these items aren’t available, then it might be best to just use plain old soap and water instead of the alcohol based products.
Washing Your Hands With Alcohol Based Products
There are several types of alcohol based products which could potentially cause burns if used incorrectly. Some of these include:
Alcohol-based hand rubs such as those sold at sporting goods stores. These typically contain baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and other chemicals. You don’t need to worry about using these since they usually come in a squeeze tube or pump bottle so you won’t have to pour them out yourself. However, some people do experience irritation when using these products because they tend to burn rather quickly and leave a white residue behind after application.
70% or higher isopropyl alcohol. If you use this, please do not pour it on your hands. Instead, wet a cotton ball with the alcohol and gently wipe your hands with it. This method will remove the dead skin cells without burning the living ones.
Rubbing alcohol and other random alcohols. Please don’t use these unless you absolutely have to. While they technically work, they will dry your hands out and leave them very susceptible to burning.
Choose whichever product you prefer as long as it doesn’t contain moisturizer or lotion. These ingredients tend to clog the pores and prevent the natural oils from escaping, which is actually more damaging to your hands. In addition, you should avoid using bar soap since this type of soap can be quite drying as well.
If you decide to use the W.O.D. Welder’s Hand Care Kit, then please do not use the rubbing alcohol as it contains moisturizer.
The water-free alcohol is for cleaning and the non-alcoholic rubbing alcohol is for moisturizing when necessary.
Washing Your Hands Without Products
If you don’t have any of these products available to you, then you can wash your hands with plain old soap and water. Wet your hands, lather up using the soap of your choice (please do not use bar soap), rinse your hands, and then gently pat them dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Be sure to get all of the water out of your hands since moisture is what causes the skin to burn in the first place.
You’re done! You just saved a trip to the store and several dollars on purchasing hand care products. If you like, you can use the W.O.D.
Welder’s Hand Care Kit for an extra layer of protection by applying the alcohol-free rubbing alcohol to your hands before activities that may cause your hands to dry out.
How to Prevent Your Hands From Getting Burned
While it is unlikely that your hands will burn if you put in the time and effort to keep them healthy, there are still things you should watch out for. Certain types of exercise and activities can cause your bare hands to burn (you’ll need to use your judgment to identify these), but if you keep the following pointers in mind then you shouldn’t have any issues:
Keep your hands well moisturized. Even if you’ve been maintaining the health of your hands, they can dry out over time. Make sure you fix this problem immediately because dry skin burns much easier than moist skin.
Avoid handling hot items with your bare hands whenever possible. This includes hot cookie sheets, anything that’s been sitting on top of a heating vent, and anything that’s been deep fried. If you’re cooking something and you need to pick it up to move it off the stove then use pot holders or oven mitts. If you run out of these, use a towel.
If you run out of towels too, then pick it up quickly without worrying about your fingers. There’s no need to suffer a burn just to prove you can do something stupid.
Don’t wear any rings while cooking, especially if you’re working with hot liquids or near an open flame. Jewelry can catch fire and/or pull off your skin if you bump into something. This is particularly of concern for anyone who wears metal bracelets or watches.
Wear heat-resistant gloves while working with hot liquids or open flames. Even if your bare hands won’t burn, your skin could still suffer burns due to prolonged contact with the heat source. The W.O.D.
Welder’s Hand Care Kit comes with a pair of heat-resistant gloves.
You don’t need to wash your hands immediately after every time you go to the bathroom (do they ever?
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