Most hand sanitizers contain with denatured alcohol, isopropyl alcohol or added fragrance, as these may cause irritation and dryness. Some hand sanitizing products make your hands feel sticky or greasy, after applying the product blot your hands with a paper towel until the residue is gone.
You can tone down dryness by using the right moisturizer or lotion.
Apply a moisturizer or lotion to clean hands in between washes. Applying lotion or a moisturizer immediately after washing your hands while they are still damp, this will help them absorb the moisturizing components, allow your hands to feel less greasy and seal-in moisture.
Look for topical products that are recommended for eczema or dry skin, including moisturizers that you may already have at home. As a rule, creams are thicker than lotions and may provide more relief, this is especially beneficial if you have extremely dry or cracked skin.
At bedtime wash your hands thoroughly and apply a cream moisturizer to your hands so that it can penetrate your hands overnight. If you have really dry hands you should invest in a pair of white cotton gloves. Thoroughly clean your hands, apply the moisturizer, then put on the white cotton gloves and keep them on overnight while you are sleeping. When you wake up in the morning your hands should be soft and nourished.