5 best hand creams & lotions to make your hands go from dry to feather soft
TREND / 2020-04-29
With increasing quarantine time and lockdown periods due to the novel COVID-19, practicing strict personal hygiene is one of the best ways to avoid the chances of getting infected. The extensive hand-washing can damage your skin, as well as the extra voluntary house-chores that you might be doing right now. Washing your hands frequently removes the skin’s natural oils. Common issues that occur due to frequent hand-wash include skin chafing, uncomfortable dryness, cracked skin, and chipped nails. Persistence of these issues can also lead to premature wrinkles. In a day, you typically wash your hands 9-10 times on multiple occasions, like:
- After coughing or sneezing
- Before, during and after you prepare food
- Before and after eating
- After using the toilet
- During a shower
- After handling pet waste
- When hands are visibly dirty
- Before, during and after house cleaning chores
- When entering from outside or touching outside objects
Your hands go through a lot every day and they deserve some pampering. Moisturizing well throughout the day is the key to soft hands. The ideal moisturizing window for hands is five minutes after you wash them. If you’re likely to forget to apply hand creams or feel too lazy to reach out to a tube every time, just leave one of these lotions in the kitchen, bathroom, and one next to your bed. Similar to most skincare products, the number of different hand creams offered in stores can be astonishing. To help you cut the chase down and pick the best hand creams that’ll effectively help fix your hand skin concerns, we’ve chosen 5 standout options that truly set themselves apart from the rest.
1. LA PRAIRIE - Cellular Hand Cream
According to some reviews, this best-selling hand cream not only fixed dry hands but also brightened delicate skin. This intensely moisturizing hand treatment cream is our top pick to eliminate flaking as well. It is a very light-weight hand cream that gets absorbed quickly without leaving any perceptible residue on the skin surface. Cherry on the cake – only a small amount is enough for one use and it has a really pleasant, mild scent. We recommend this one for your bedside table, for it’s cute and sleek packaging, plus leaving it to work on your hand care overnight sounds like a good idea!
2. JURLIQUE - Lavender Hand Cream 125ml
Has the ‘extra-time’ on your hands got you in the home re-decor and cleaning spree? Do you finally have the time to spend some time beautifying your garden? We know you do. Good for you, we have just the ideal lotion to use after gardening or housework. This hand cream by Jurlique – an Australian skincare brand, is enriched with Lavender essential oil to instantly moisturize and comfort your hands.
If you loathe chemical-heavy products, then this one is a winner with its natural herbal antioxidants rich formula and plant-based ingredients. Bonus points for availability in two other scents – Rose and Citrus. You can’t go to the beach right now, but sure you can transport your mind to somewhere warm and beachy with these fragrances!
3. NUXE - Nuxuriance Ultra Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Customers love this anti-aging hand cream by French cosmetics brand, Nuxe. Some even rave that these creams are the key to their youthful-looking hands. The formula of the cream is paraben-free, animal raw materials free, mineral oil-free, and uses only vegetable oils. It feels as luxurious as it’s classy green and gold packaging looks. The consistency is so rich that a single tube goes a long way. This super-hydrating hand cream will help you minimize any age spots and nourish skin to prevent the loss of elasticity.
4. ELIZABETH ARDEN - Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
American luxury brand, Elizabeth Arden’s products have a reputation for making one feel upscale, and this moisturizing cream is no exception. You can use this cream on your dry hands, your face, your elbows, your heels and even as a cuticle-cream. What’s more? It is dermatologist-tested and clinically shown to hydrate and protect the skin for eight hours! The cream’s petroleum and natural lanolin make it a ‘skin savior’. The cream has a mild and pleasant medicinal/herby fragrance to it. Keep this one in your bathroom, and slather lavishly after a shower.
5. Sabon - Lavender Apple Hand Cream
Sabon is a Tel Aviv based brand that’s known for its natural ingredients infused body care products. Most of the brand’s products smell like a soothing candle that instantly puts you into a state of relaxation. This Lavender-apple hand cream has the goodness of African Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, for a lasting moisturizing effect. This hypoallergenic treatment has a quick-absorbing lotion-like consistency that delivers speedy relief for itchy, eczema-prone skin. This pure shea butter infused hand-cream is so miraculous, that it will make your face jealous!
Another tip to avoid frequent dryness of hands is to wear gloves when doing tasks around the house. We hope this article helped you choose your hand cream wisely. Anyway, add these hand creams to your daily routine and you won’t need to look further for any other hand care tips at home!