Are you giving your hands the love they deserve? Here, our must-have beauty products to solve dry skin, age spots, and other common hand woes
Severely Chapped, Irritated Skin
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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.)
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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.
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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.)
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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).
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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
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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.