Are your hands dry from frequent washing? Here are some great hand creams and moisturizers you need to keep them soft..
If taking extra precautions to keep yourself safe from the coronavirus has you washing your hands incessantly, as well as frequently slathering on hand sanitizers, your hands may be in need of a little TLC. The pandemic has definitely led all of us to change our hygiene habits and washing our hands often, with soap and water and that too for 20 seconds, can result in dry and cracked skin. According to dermatologists, soap and water rinses away germs and dirt, but also strips the natural, protective oils in your skin, causing it to dry out.
A rich, hydrating hand lotion can work wonders so why not leave a tube or bottle by the sink, to keep it handy. Experts also recommend applying thick hand creams or petroleum jelly especially before going to bed so that your skin has time to hydrate and stay supple.
Here are a few hand creams that will soothe and moisturize your hands.
This thick, glycerin-rich Neutrogena cream increases skin’s hydration levels by 19.5 per cent. Featuring a highly concentrated Norwegian formula, this moisturizing hand cream has been clinically proven to provide immediate and effective relief for dry, chapped hands. It noticeably improves the look and feel of your hands and skin, leaving them soft and smooth after just one application.
Aveeno’s Intense Relief Hand Cream contains soothing oatmeal, moisturizing glycerin and petrolatum that quickly absorbs into the skin. This intensely hydrating hand cream lasts through hand washing while leaving your hands feeling soft and smooth. Its thick formula helps heal dry skin and provides a great barrier against outdoor elements. The non-greasy, fast absorbing formula is gentle for sensitive skin as well.
A fragrance-free hand cream is an effective option if you want to restore soft, healthy skin. While hyaluronic acid moisturizes hands, the three essential ceramides replenish the skin’s natural barrier. This fast-absorbing, non-irritating formula features patented MVE Delivery Technology that provides 24-hour nourishment. Moreover, the cream contains dimethiconem, which forms a barrier on the skin’s surface and helps block water loss while giving skin a silky feel.
Clarins hand and nail treatment cream is one of the richest and most nourishing creams available. It also absorbs almost instantly and leaves no greasy residue. Apart from delivering nourishment effectively, this hand cream aids in keeping mild eczema at bay. The moisturising base of sesame oil and shea butter is boosted by Japanese mulberry extract to work on minimising age spots, while myrrh extract is used to strengthen the nails.
This cream, enriched with almond oil, provides deep nourishment for your hands. The gentle formula leaves hands smooth and soft for 24 hours. This hand moisturiser has been exclusively designed for extra dry skin, which hydrates and helps keep your hands soft. For anyone on a budget, this cream is a must-have.
The combination of the brand’s AminoSilk Complex and other moisturizers, this formula is best for improving the look of chapped or cracked hands. Designed to leave skin soft, this rich hand moisturizer promises to make your hands feel baby soft and non-greasy after application. Clinically proven to give lasting comfort, the fast-absorbing and non-sticky formula combines glycerin and hydroxystearic acid, which instantly soothes dry hands without irritation.
The bigger catch: Where to find these creams and lotions when you’re in lockdown! Well, believe it or not, several of these products may be available at your local grocery stores so keep a watch out next time you step out for that essential spot of shopping!