Washing your hands is essential, especially during coronavirus. Following Government advice, we’re washing our hands more often and more rigorously than ever before. But, between all the hand-washing and harsh sanitisers, our hands are often left dry as fuck! Although it may seem that dry and sensitive hands are inevitable right now, we’re here to tell you that doesn’t have to be the case. Our hands are clearly in need of a little TLC. So, here’s a few of our favourite hand creams to save your hands from shrivelling up!
The incredible, all-natural brand, Aesop, is responsible for creating one of our favourite hand creams: Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. The subtle, yet elegant hints of Rosemary and citrus is just one of the many reasons we love this product. Not to mention, the active botanicals and natural ingredients. You’ll only need a smidge of the balm to keep your hands feeling soft and smooth, meaning it can last the whole year. We love it, and we hope you love it too.
Our hands are hard at work every day, we put them through a lot, so it’s no surprise that for some of us they’re one of the most prone areas of the body to show signs of ageing. However, It’s not too late to reverse these signs of ageing, with Algenist’s Liquid Collagen Hand Cream. Interested in hearing more about the amazing benefits of collagen? Read our article.
We’re pretty good at protecting our faces from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but how about our hands? Our hands are actually one of the areas most sensitive to these rays. But not to worry chick, Supergoop Forever Young hand cream will help you keep your hands hydrated and protected from the sun with SPF 40. Yet, unlike regular sun cream, this cream isn’t sticky and smells great!
For eczema-prone skin
Repetitive washing can really irritate the skin of those with Eczema, especially if you live in an area that has notoriously harsh water. Also, you have to pay extra attention to the ingredients in your hand washes and hand creams, which can be a real pain. If this sounds like something you can relate to, then our number one hand cream for you is Avene XeraCalm. This cream contains advanced treatment ideal for those suffering with eczema rashes, while forming a protective barrier over the skin.
With a light scent
This cream is lightly scented with sweet orange and Cedarwood. With sweet orange being suggested to boost both mood and energy and Cedarwood being a symbol of fortitude and immortality in Japan. We can’t think of a better hand cream to lift our spirits during these trying times. With 95% natural ingredients, you can rest assured that this cream will be nothing but soothing for your hard-working hands.
For on the go
This hand creams pale pink packaging is certainly what sets it apart from other creams. Its sleek design includes a handy click-to-close cap which prevents any leakage, making it the perfect creme pour les mans on the go. What’s more, this adorable little purse pal doesn’t compromise on quality either. It’s fast-absorbing, extremely hydrating, and cruelty-free.
Best on a budget
This cheap and cheerful hand cream is an all-time favourite. It’s unscented, so you don’t need to worry about any overpowering, unwanted scents. And, it only takes the smallest amount to leave your hands feeling super soft and hydrated all day. You’ll start to notice the long-lasting differences after just a few days.
Tips for preventing dry skin:
As well as using any of the incredible hand creams mentioned in this article, there are a few extra things you can do to minimise the impact on your skin. All the while, still maintaining extreme levels of hygiene.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Treat your hands to a nourishing, overnight mask. Choose whichever cream from the list you prefer, or whatever cream you have to hand (pun intended) and grab yourself a pair of silk moisturising gloves. When you’re ready for bed, generously apply the hand cream to your hands, put the gloves on and let the cream work it’s magic while you sleep. You’ll wake up to hands you don’t even recognise. Repeat this ritual once a week or whenever you feel your hands need it.
- Choose a hand wash that doesn’t contain synthetic detergents. Opt for a more natural hand wash as these usually contain nourishing ingredients to help soothe your hands whilst washing away any unwanted germs.
- After washing your hands, try patting them dry with a towel as opposed to rubbing them. The skin on our hands is pretty thin and delicate, therefore rubbing our hands while they wet will irritate the skin further.
- Try to only use hand sanitizer when you’re out and about and don’t have access to soap and water. The 60% or higher alcohol content in hand sanitizer is extremely aggravating, especially for those with more sensitive skin. Therefore, washing your hands with antibacterial hand soap is a much better alternative.
Take care of your hands huns,
Love Nonchalant x