Winter is on it’s way out and my hands will certainly be the better for it. Frigid dry air and over heated homes have left my hands a rough, dried out mess. I inherited dry skin and hands from my mom, who resorted to all sorts of treatments to keep her hands hydrated and supple. She would often sleep with white cotton gloves covering her hands. She would slather them in Neutrogena’s super strong vaseline like hand cream favored by nordic fisherman and then wear the gloves overnight to help it penetrate. My sister’s hands get so dry she even develops small hair line cracks that sometimes bleed.
My dry hands are not quite as bad as that and do not require a medicinal like hand cream, but they do get uncomfortably dry in the colder months. And one ingredient that I love and think is a must have for any hand cream is shea butter. And this hand cream from L’Occitane is made from a highly concentrated shea butter—twenty percent to be exact; and has honey, almond extracts and coconut oil added to it, to create quite an effective and nourishing hand cream.
As they say nothing will giveaway your age quicker then your hands
It absorbs fairly quickly though your hands will feel slightly tacky for about five minutes or so before it fully sinks in to your skin. But once it does, your hands are left feeling soft and supple with no residue. The product states that it is for dry or damaged hands but this cream absorbs so well, it can used all year round. It is not an inexpensive hand cream but a little goes a long way.
The Body Shops Hemp Hand Protector is still my favorite go to, but this is a close second. Do you have a go to hand cream? And how do you care for your hands? As they say nothing will giveaway your age quicker then your hands and now that we are heading in the summer a hand cream with sun screen should be on everyones beauty list.