There's no doubt about it, dry chapped hands are a
royal pain in the rear real nuisance at the best of times, but even more so now that we're washing our hands in soapy water more than ever <ouch>.
But never fear - here come gransnetters to the rescue, with the hand creams that really do the trick for them. From budget buys to splash-out skin-savers, there's something for everyone.
A truly lovely smelling cream, it keeps hands feeling soft and smooth without being heavy or sticky. Job done.
"I'm constantly washing my hands at work, but it really does help them not to dry out."
Don't be put off by the medicinal smell of this one - it's worth making allowances for for the sheer effectiveness of the treatment.
"Try Waitrose's Baby Bottom Butter, last thing at night - cheap and additive-free."
A bit of a cult product over on Mumsnet, this bottom butter doubles up as a lovely hand cream - and smells great too.
"Like a thick serum but sinks in quickly and hands feel lovely afterwards. Even DH keeps nicking it (but would never admit it of course)."
It may be budget but it certainly packs a moisturising punch. Thick and creamy, this is a great everyday product to keep hands soft and supple.
"I swear by Clarins Hand and Nail Cream. I've used it for years and even though it's a bit pricey a little goes a long way. So far, I don't have any age spots on my hands and I think it's the cream that has helped."
"Dove For The Aged is pretty good and best bought when on offer..."
Specifically fomulated for 50+ skin, Dove's hand cream claims to work on age spots and wrinkles while moisturising too.
"I get a patch of eczema on the palm of my left hand (strange place for eczema). It keeps that at bay, and my hands really smooth."
Rich and creamy, a little of this one goes a long way.
This one smells divine and, call us shallow, but we do rather love the packaging as well. Not only is it pretty, but the lightweight cream works hard to restore the most chapped of hands.
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