The best hand creams to try
It's often a place we forget about, but did you know your hands are one of the first places to show your age? Washing your hands, sitting in the sun with your bestie, enjoying a cool drink and even all the day-to-day chores you do will play a part in hands ageing faster than the rest of your body -sucks right?! And while you're on top of your gel polish manicure regime, they won't look any good if your hands are looking craggy. Thankfully, there is an arsenal of hand creams out there designed to undo the damage that occurs to them while we go about our days. We highlight some of the best hand creams to keep them in check.
While it may not seem like the sexiest beauty product to indulge in, hand creams are what you might like to call, the quiet achiever, they work hard to ensure that your hands remain soft, well moisturised and some even work to budging pigmentation, which are common on the tops of our hands thanks to driving.
How to buy the right cream
When it comes to buying yourself a hand cream you're going to want to look for ones that contain ingredients such as rosehip, shea butter, botanical ingredients which will all work towards nourishing this often forgotten-about area of our body. An added bonus is if you find one which also offers an SPF factor - if you fall in love which doesn't - it's fine to layer your SPF under or over your hand cream. To ensure hand cream becomes a habit in your daily skincare regime, we recommend having one by your bedside, and also in your car - two places which are the perfect places to keep them so you remember to apply. Here are some of the favourites from the beautyheaven team.
bh loves: Avene Cold Cream Hand Cream, $24.99; Natio Orange Blossom Hand Cream, $14.50; Palmers Cocoa Butter Intensive Repair Hand Cream, $5.99; Environ Hand and Nail Cream, $32.85; Swisse Rosehip Hand Cream, $12.99; Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Hand Cream, $19.90; Ecoya The Botanicals Collection Hand Cream in Coral & Narcissus, $24.99
and Trilogy Body Care Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream, $23.99.
Which is your fave from this bunch?