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Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Our hands play a big role in our daily lives. They help us do work from the most menial to the most important. That’s why it is vital we take good care of them. And one of the ways we could do that is to use hand creams. They come in various formulations and are an absolute must-have if you want to prevent hard and calloused hands. But aside from moisture, there are loads of reasons why you should definitely keep hand creams handy. Here are a few of them:

  • Protects from UV rays - the sun can do some damage to our skin most specifically to our hands since the skin in that area is thinner and more prone to damage. Hand creams come in handy because they create a barrier of protection against the sun and other elements that might cause harm to our hands.

  • Prevents the signs of aging - perpetually dry hands are the leading cause of premature aging. Wrinkles and age spots may appear sooner if you don’t make it a habit to hydrate your hands.

  • Heals damaged skin - there are many causes to rough and calloused hands. In some severe cases, these may even be painful and may be a hindrance to people’s lives. Whatever the reason, hand creams do a lot to soothe and improve the hand’s condition.

  • Makes for healthy looking cuticles - it’s not just our hands that get benefit from the constant use of hand lotions. Using the nourishing and hydrating properties of hand creams can do your nails a lot of good; giving them a strong and healthy appearance.

  • Makes your hands smell amazing - if you’re not one for scents, this might not be a benefit for you but if you happen to love them that’s awesome. Aside from multiple formulations hand creams also come in a variety of scents to suit your tastes. Who doesn’t want their hands to smell nice?

Ingredients to look out for:

Vitamin E - is a favorite among hand cream formulations because it’s one of the most natural moisturizing ingredients out there. This ingredient is also proven to improve the skin’s natural UV defense which minimizes the damage caused by the harmful rays of the sun.

Shea Butter - is one of the most beloved moisturizing ingredients because it contains so much goodness. Aside from containing vitamins A, C, and E, it also creates a moisture barrier that protects your skin from any further damage.

Glycerine - naturally found in our skin, this ingredient is responsible for locking in moisture keeping its barriers strong and healthy.

Coenzyme Q10 - this ingredient is probably the gold standard in anti-aging because it contains loads of antioxidants that combat free radicals that cause wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

SPF - probably one of the most important ingredients you have to look out for in hand creams, this ingredient prevents premature aging caused by the sun as well as skin cancer which could be deadly.

Our favorites

Aqua Mineral’s Soothing Hand Cream

Light and delicately scented, Aqua Minerals Soothing Hand Cream is formulated with jojoba, olive, shea and sweet almond oil to ensure the quickest absorption and hydrates the skin’s layers. This formulation is also enriched with Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q-10 which leaves your hands velvety-soft and noticeably smoother.

Botanifique’s Deep Devotion Hand Cream

Infused with smooth cocoa and shea butter and Vitamin E which hydrates and locks in moisture. It makes the hand feel soft and smooth while keeping it nourished. Plus it smells really fresh.

Seamantika’s Mineral Hand Cream

This luxurious emulsion is enriched with Dead Sea minerals that not only nourish but rejuvenate and soothe our hands. This product is also infused with chamomile to relieve tired hands.

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