5 of the best: Nourishing hand creams
Fiona Embleton, Marie Claire acting senior digital beauty editor
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While dry, cracked hands are hardly top of our Coronavirus concerns, it’s not exactly a pleasant sensation either. Rigorous hand washing is the recommended thing right now (and we all should keep doing it) but, antibacterial soap and hand gels can be drying and strip skin of its natural oils.
So whilst your hands are in need of TLC, treat them with a rich, nourishing hand cream. Be sure to massage it in as, according to research at the University of Miami, pressure receptors under the skin, when stimulated through massage, can slow down your heart rate and reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Clever.
Our pick of the best hand creams
Aveda Hand Relief – With exfoliating fruit acids and skin-softening vitamin E.
ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream – Super-smooth hand cream instantly rejuvenates hands and conditions nails.
L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream – Contains one of the best essential oils for relaxation.
Skandinavisk Lempi Hand Lotion – Natural extracts nourish and protect exposed.
Floris Rosa Centifolia Hand Treatment Cream – Enriched with vitamins and natural oils and delicately scented with Rosa Centifolia.