We all know that one of the biggest ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is simply washing our hands. But we also know that one of the results of frequent handwashing is extremely dry skin. In Black homes, moisturizing is second nature after washing the hands or body. But these are confusing times.

Unsure of what moisturizing could mean in light of this spreading global pandemic, we asked dermatologists the simple question that was on the minds of many: Will lotion breed germs or is it okay to moisturize hands after washing?

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