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Your hands get exposed to the elements more often than you'd think. (Texting while walking outdoors does you no favors.) Do raw knuckles and ragged cuticles sound familiar? No thank you. Read on to see which products can bring your hands back to life.
Formulated with virgin coconut oil and shea butter, this rich cream moisturizes dry hands and softens cuticles without leaving behind any greasy, oily film — something your phone and computer keyboard will appreciate. And with the tropical coconut scent, it's almost enough to make you forget it's 25 degrees outside...
If you're past the point where hand lotion is enough (you need treatment, not just protection), layer an intense balm on your problem areas. This one from Burt's Bees is made with beeswax, so it forms a protective, water-resistant barrier, while natural oils like olive and almond keep your skin happy and healthy. Plus, it's multitasking and works well on elbows, knees, and heels.
For next-level moisture overnight, slather your hands in lotion or cream and stick them in a pair of cotton gloves while you sleep (or while you binge-watch TV). The gloves will trap in all the good-for-you ingredients in your products, helping them penetrate better, so you wake up with more supple hands. This pair is preloaded with essential oils, so you get double the benefits.
Sure, you may be bundled up in a hat, scarf, and earmuffs to ward off the elements, but unless you're also wearing a full ski mask, your face is still exposed. The result? Random patches of dry, flaky skin that manage to poke through even the thickest layer of moisturizer. Get rid of them for good with these three picks.