While most of us religiously lather moisturisers and serums onto our faces to keep our complexions radiant and well hydrated, many of us tend to forget about our hands. But our hands are quite often exposed to the elements more than our complexion is which means hands can suffer from dryness, pigmentation and the signs of ageing.
“With our vigilant and necessary handwashing and use of sanitiser, Iâ€™m sure the effects of it are starting to appear, with dry cuticles and hands,” says nail artist, Tanya Barlow. Keep an eye on â€“ and follow â€“ her Instagram account right here as Barlow has been busy working on her new cuticle oil pen, that you’ll be able to get your hands on very soon.
“Regardless of where you might get it from, Iâ€™d recommend trying to include some kind of cuticle oil or hand cream into your routine and
replenish all the lost moisture,” Barlow advises.
To help keep your hands hydrated and healthy we’ve rounded up a handful of our favourite hand creams.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand TreatmentÂ ($43) contains all of the nurturing and healing properties of the beauty house’s iconic Eight Hour Cream. The effective formula is sure to soften up and care for dry, rough hands.
The luxurious Velvet Hand Cream ($40) from Sothys Paris has been formulated with a blend of nurturing ingredients. Vitamins, A, E and F work to soften dry and unhappy hands while enhancing nail health.
With its ultra-cool packaging and game-changing formula, youâ€™ll want to be spotted pulling Chanel Le Lift La Creme Main ($114) out of your handbag. The rejuvenating formula harnesses the power of Mother Earth’s best ingredients to keep hands looking and feeling smooth and youthful.
La Prairie’s indulgent Cellular Hand Cream ($190) uses a game-changing formulation to provide hands with serious hydration. The clever formula doesn’t just moisturise, it also gently exfoliates to slough away dry and rough skin.
Sometimes your nails need extra attention too. Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail & Cuticle Pen ($47) has been formulated with the best botanicals â€“ neem leaf, apricot kernel oil and chamomile extracts â€“ which work to strengthen and fortify nails while keeping cuticles soft.