Hand cream is a total must-have all year round, not only when the cold sets in but for those awkward mid-seasons too (Swinter we're looking at you). Yup, when that awkward weather sets in that's not quite cold, not quite warm but either way the air conditioning is doing a number on your dry hands, a decent hand cream is the only solution.
Whether you're someone who suffers from dry skin and nails or you just want them feeling softer and smoother, you should always keep a moisturiser on hand to look after them.
Gone are the days where applying a hand cream meant that prolonged sticky feeling, or the risk of making your hair and face feeling greasy. (Just us?) Now the formulas are moisturising without any of the nasty side effects.
They don’t have to break the bank either. There’s plenty of high street brands, Lanolips Rose Hand Cream we're looking at you. Of course, we're still investing in at least five tubes of Byredo's ridiculously chic Mojave Ghost scented cream and Buly's french pharmacy style tube will forever sit on our dressing table if only to make our gal pals jealous. Soz, not soz.
So, there’s no excuse for dry skin anymore. Not only will it keep your hands more comfortable but also there are formulas with anti-ageing properties that tackle sun spots and wrinkles.
If it’s the texture that’s putting you off, opt for a night cream so you can apply it before bed and reap the benefits without the bother. Our top tip? Slather your hands in hand cream then pop on some silk beauty gloves (not your Winter mittens please ladies) and leave them on overnight for the ultimate moisturising hand mask.
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