12 Hand Creams For The Softest, Smoothest Hands

Psst - they’ll give you healthier nails too

Biotherm Biomains Age-Delaying Hand and Nail Treatment, $38.
17 Feb 2016

Biotherm Biomains Age-Delaying Hand and Nail Treatment, $38.

BYREDO Hand Cream Suede, $90, from escentials.
17 Feb 2016

BYREDO Hand Cream Suede, $90, from escentials.

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy, $33.
17 Feb 2016

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy, $33.

Creme Simon Creme Universelle, $68.
17 Feb 2016

Creme Simon Creme Universelle, $68.

Diptyque Luxurious Hand Balm, $77, from escentials.
17 Feb 2016

Diptyque Luxurious Hand Balm, $77, from escentials.

Etude House Loving Days Hand Cream in Sweet Sparkling, $9.90.
17 Feb 2016

Etude House Loving Days Hand Cream in Sweet Sparkling, $9.90.

Eve Lom Hand Cream + SPF 10, $50, from escentials.
17 Feb 2016

Eve Lom Hand Cream + SPF 10, $50, from escentials.

Innisfree Tangerine Blossom Hand Cream, $6.
17 Feb 2016

Innisfree Tangerine Blossom Hand Cream, $6.

Laura Mercier Little Indulgences Hand and Body Creme Collection, $45.
17 Feb 2016

Laura Mercier Little Indulgences Hand and Body Creme Collection, $45.

L'Occitane Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream, $32.
17 Feb 2016

L'Occitane Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream, $32.

Mt. Sapola Lime-Mint Hand Cream, $26.90.
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Mt. Sapola Lime-Mint Hand Cream, $26.90.

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Protective Hand Revitalizer, $50.
17 Feb 2016

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Protective Hand Revitalizer, $50.

All that handshaking over the Lunar New Year just made me realise one thing - that I haven’t been taking care of my hands.

They’ve been overworked (thanks to the daily grind of having to do just about everything, from looking after my son to pounding my keyboard) and severely underpaid (the occasional manicure and hand-pampering session is nowhere near enough!).

And it shows: The skin of my hands is embarrassingly rough and dry, and even my nails look lacklustre.

If yours feels the same way too, it’s time for some serious (and consistent) hand care. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to take up too much effort. Just pick one of these lightweight and nutrient-packed hand creams and apply them throughout the day. Your hands will be noticeably smoother and softer, and your nails healthier and more hydrated. Bonus: These babies smell wonderful too.

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