11 Hand Creams You Need To Save Your Skin From Post-Sanitizer Dryness

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One of the telltale signs of flu season — which, this year, coincides with the COVID-19 epidemic — is the way your hands feel. After scrubbing and sanitizing on repeat, there will inevitably come a time when you start to notice a patch of dry, peeling skin on the side of your index finger, or a tight, almost cracking sensation when you flex your palms. There's only one place for your mind to go after that: Must. Get. Hand. Cream.
As with most skin-care products, your hand lotion is one of those things you want to be particular about. If you grab the first tube off the shelf, you might end up with greasy fingers or a lingering scent you can't stand. To help, we've rounded up the best hand creams to pop into the side pocket of your tote bag to keep your skin soft post-Purell. Find them all, ahead.

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