5 Products for Healthier Hands

As the body part most exposed to the elements, our hands need added protection. Fortunately, there are ways to soothe and treat them, and prevent additional problems from arising. According to Boca Raton, FL, dermatologist Robyn Siperstein, MD, overdrying is the most common issue facing hands. “We wash our hands too often and don’t replace the moisture that’s removed by hard soaps,” she says. Finding products that nourish and hydrate is key. Here are some of our top picks.

 


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Bloxsun Sun Gloves

Wearing sunscreen on your hands is key to preventing skin cancer and photoaging. On days when you know your hands will be overexposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays, don these gloves for serious protection. $40, bloxsun.com

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Murad Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream

This lightweight, quick-absorbing cream not only improves skin’s hydration thanks to hyaluronic acid, but it also features glycolic acid to improve the clarity and texture of damaged hands. $25, murad.com

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Molton Brown London Mulberry & Thyme Hand Wash

With mulberry, which is proven to treat dry and sensitive skin, and sage oil, which improves circulation and stimulates cell renewal, this soap cleanses hands without overdrying. $28, moltonbrown.com

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Skinfix Hand Repair Cream

This medicinal hand cream, formulated to soothe and protect with colloidal oatmeal, allantoin and sweet almond oil, is ideal for seriously dry, cracked hands or those who suffer from eczema or dermatitis. $18, target.com

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Eucerin Sesnsitive Skin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

“Every time we wash our hands, it strips away the naturally occurring protectants that we need,” explains Dr. Siperstein. "It is important to apply a good moisturizer every morning, as well as every time you wash your hands to replace the barrier." If you wash your hands frequently, use a nonsoap cleanser like this one from Eucerin which isn't as stripping as others can be. $6, ulta.com