4 Hand Creams You Need to Get Your Hands On This Winter
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Winter is notoriously tough on our skin. From that horrible appearance of dried out skin to its rough texture, our body’s largest organ can’t seem to catch a break under the season’s chilly weather and harsh winds. But it’s not just our faces that bear the brunt of winter-related dryness; our hands are also prone to discomfort. To keep your digits feeling (and looking!) soft, smooth, and moisturized through the rest of winter and straight into spring, arm yourself with rich, heavy-duty hand hydrators. Ahead, five of our favorite hand creams that can help combat dryness and soothe parched paws. Store them in your purse, car, and desk for easy access while on-the-go!
The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream
Who says you have to wait until the summer months to enjoy coconut-scented skin care? This decadently-scented hand cream is must have if you want to transport yourself somewhere warmer this winter. Formulated with Community Trade coconut oil from Somoa and shea butter from Ghana, the hand cream can help to keep your mitts feeling moisturized all season long. What’s more? With it’s coconut scent you’ll be sure to reach for it long after the weather warms up!
The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream, $8 MSRP
Lancôme Absolue Hand
Looking for a splurge-worthy hand cream to keep at your desk? This is it! This ultra-hydrating hand cream offers SPF 15 protection, in addition to much needed moisture, to help to protect your hands from the harsh—and skin aging—effects of UV rays. Instantly, hands feel softer, suppler and relieved of uncomfortable dryness. Not to mention, your paws will take on its luxurious scent!
Lancôme Absolue Hand, $52 MSRP
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
Dry, weather-worn hands are no match for this rich, maximum-strength hand salve which draws and absorbs water from the air to form a “glove-like” protective barrier against moisture loss. Formulated with a blend of botanical oils—avocado-, eucalyptus-, and sesame seed oils, to be exact—as well as olive oil, this hand hydrator soothes, moisturizes, and helps to protect hands against the elements.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $15 MSRP
Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Hand Cream
This thick, moisturizing hand cream—suitable for all skin types—is formulated with ingredients like sunflower seed-, coconut-, and soybean oils to help hydrate your parched hands this winter. All for less than $10—talk about a steal!
Want more tips to help you care for your hands this winter? A celebrity manicurist spills her hand-care secrets here!