Wedding ring rash is usually an irritant dermatitis caused by soap that gets trapped under your ring. Soap is irritating. When it’s not completely rinsed off your skin, it pulls out your skin’s natural oils, which breaks down the important outer protective structure.
Your wedding ring is the symbol of your love and commitment to your spouse. But what do you do if your wedding ring is irritating your skin and causing a rash?
Without a strong outer structure, your delicate inner skin layers are easily irritated by the soap residue.
3 really simple steps to control this wedding ring irritation hand dermatitis:
Step 1 to heal wedding ring rash
When you wash your hands, always use an easy-to-rinse foaming cleanser that is also gentle on your skin. I specifically recommend my Naturally Best Bar Soap because it is also hypoallergenic.
Step 2 to heal wedding ring rash
Always be certain that all soap is rinsed out from under and behind your ring, including dish soap, bath soap, and shampoo.
Step 3 to heal wedding ring rash
Take your ring off and clean it regularly. Use a jewelry cleaning solution, being careful to brush under stones where soap residue can become trapped and harden.
Have Sensitive Hand Skin? There's Help for You.
People with really sensitive hand skin may need to do more to heal their skin irritation under their rings. This is especially true when your hands are in and out of water all day.
Get in the habit of applying a good non-greasy hand cream after washing to heal ring irritation.
Use a hypoallergenic product that is also convenient. I specifically recommend my Dry Skin Hand Cream because it is non-greasy, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and convenient and it contains glycerin and a barrier-protecting ingredient.
For hands that need even more treatment to heal, I recommend a therapeutic hand treatment at night with bag balm and cotton gloves. My Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit contains the full Monty of all my hand skin care essentials. By taking a few extra steps, you can rid yourself of wedding ring rash and wear your wedding band comfortably.