6 Hand Healers for Every Skincare Problem
Severely Chapped, Irritated Skin
When your hands start to resemble real-life alligator skin (especially in winter!), it’s time to give them some TLC. Slather on the super-hydrating Skinfix Hand Repair Cream ($18; shop-us.skinfixinc.com)—its creamy, emollient formula is loaded with calming oats and shea butter to soothe eczema, dryness, or wind-burned skin. (Keep your face looking healthy with these 12 Beauty Products for Gorgeous Winter Skin.)
Sometimes the best line of defense is the offense. Safeguard your hands from future sun damage (in winter, summer, and beyond) with Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 ($29.50; supergoop.com). Plus, the bottle fits perfectly in your car’s cup holder, so you’ll never forget to apply (and reapply!) while driving.
Just like you can tone your glutes, you can tighten up the skin on your hands. Try Murad Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream ($25; murad.com), which blends exfoliating glycolic acid and youth-boosting hyaluronic acid, so skin looks young and supple. (Did you know that cold weather can make your skin look older? Here's how to Avoid a Winter Dry Spell.)
Torn cuticles, brittle fingernails, and flimsy tips all are signs of less-than-perfect nail health. Keep yours in tip-top shape by smearing vitamin E-packed cuticle oil all over your nails twice a day. One to try: Nicole by OPI Oil To Go Nicole by OPI ($7; ulta.com).
Say sayonara to unsightly brown pigments on the back of your hands by spot-treating with Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Body Concentrate Tone & Texture Correcting Serum ($45; ahavaus.com). This supercharged serum has skin-brightening vitamin C and brown algae extract to fade existing discoloration and prevent future spots.
For Everyday Use
Eos Everyday Hand Lotion ($2; drugstore.com)’s bottle may be small, but this product packs a heavy punch: It contains a powerful blend of calming aloe and skin-smoothing antioxidants—all housed in a lightweight, non-greasy formula.