1. Better grip.
Soapy water and slippery dishes don’t mix. Anyone who has ever dropped a soapy dish and broken it knows how dangerous sharp objects and murky sudsy water can be. Wearing gloves allows you to grip items better than you would be able to with just your fingers when hand washing dishes.
2. Protect your skin.
Hot water and harsh chemicals can do a number on your skin. We use our hands so much around the house, that they’ve become our workhorses for nearly every job. Protect your skin by not allowing it to be exposed to chemicals and water temperatures that can irritate and dry out your hands. This is especially true if you have cuts or lesions on your hands. Avoid the pain and chance of infection caused by exposing your hands to dishwater or other chores. If you’re sensitive to latex, try latex free gloves.
3. Protect your nails.
Torn nails can happen so easily when your nails have been weakened by chemical and water exposure. Prevent snags and tears as well as chipped paint by wearing gloves when you do household chores.
4. Avoid gross stuff.
Yes, I know a seasoned housekeeper should not be shocked or repulsed by any household job. The fact is, that there are jobs in our home that are yucky, icky, and gross to do. If they are disgusting to think about, they are even more disgusting to touch and expose our skin to.