The importance of gardening gloves is something we stress greatly at LB Hand Therapy. As a result of the weather getting warmer, many people are getting outside in their gardens, an activity that can be very hard on your skin.
The dirt can be very drying to your hands. Dry skin scratches easily, and incidentally can become infected while working in your garden. In fact there are bacterial and fungal infections that can be acquired from digging in your garden. The soil in gardens contains a lot of micro-organisms which can produce an infection in open skin.