Welcome to the new age of constant hand washing and cracked skin. It’s something we’ve done all of our lives after soiling our hands in one way or another. Our parents taught us to make sure to wash our hands and faces and practice good hygiene. The difference now is that we’re hyper-vigilant about it.
In our new normal, thanks to the Corona Virus, we’re all washing our hands much more than we used to. We’ve all learned that if we touch something contaminated, the virus can wipe us out in a matter of days. Though we’re all getting used to our new normal, it’s unlikely that our skin will. Soaps and hand sanitizers dry out our hands like nobody’s business. If you’re anything like me you’re on a constant search for a hand cream that will combat the dryness.
My hands are dry, rough, and cracking despite the amount of hand cream or lotion I apply. It leads me to think that there has to be another type of moisturizer that will hold up to the constant hand washing. I mean if there isn’t then, we’re all in trouble, right?
Below are some of the best hand creams on the market right now. Their ability to provide and trap moisture in our thirsty hands is what we’re looking for right now.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream has got some serious punch behind it. It’s touted towards men who work with their hands and have dry cracked skin as a result. Appealing to the need for function over vanity, this simple packaging screams “I mean business”. It’s thick texture and quick absorption is a favorite for men and women alike.
Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream soothes dry irritated skin with a healthy helping of glycerin. Though it feels a little sticky at first application, it’s a small inconvenience for such moisturizing comfort.
CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion is for extremely dry, rough, bumpy skin. It exfoliates, softens, and soothes super dry skin. It’s a brand trusted by dermatologists to deliver moisture and protect the skin while restoring its barrier.
Aveeno Active Naturals Intense Relief Repair Cream is a hardworking super moisturizer. It’s best if you use it overnight and even better if you can wear gloves with it to trap moisture. You’ll be surprised in the morning.
Avon Basics Silicone Glove Hand Cream has been a “go-to” forever. It’s a heavy silicone-based formula that creates a barrier on your skin to help trap moisture while keeping out the harmful chemicals causing dryness. It’s not greasy and absorbs quickly.
Give your hands a fighting chance by keeping a tube of moisturizer near every sink and apply after washing. Stay safe and stay healthy!