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The Best Hand Cream For Men In 2021

With the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are constantly being reminded to wash our hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap, and to use antibacterial hand wash as much as possible. If you are like us, your hands are now as dry as sandpaper and in desperate need of some attention, well rest assured as we have put together a list of some of our favourite hand creams and lotions that will soften and moisturise your dry hands. 

How often should you use hand cream? 

We hear a lot of mixed messages about this and it’s hard to know which advice to follow, the reality is, everyone is different, and everyone’s hands are different. Generally, you should use a hand cream every time you wash your hands, this is because washing your hands actually dries them out, so when this is done frequently your hands are more likely to become irritated and cracked.  

As we continue to follow government advice and wash our hands as often as possible, we want to make sure your hands are looked after, therefore we have put together this guide to the best hand cream for men. Whether you have dry, cracked or irritated skin, our bespoke guide will provide you with the product suited to you. 

What are the best hand creams for dry skin? 

The renew hand cream from the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula range is SPF 20 and so provides great sun protection for hands, but more importantly it hydrates the skin, whilst toning and firming thanks to collagen used in the formulation. 

ESPA’s rejuvenating hand cream works to soften hands and condition nails, owing to its use of shea butter and rose-hip. Vitamin C rich ingredients also help to protect against environmental damage and works great on hands that have been dried out from a variety of factors, including continual washing.

What are the best hand creams for cracked skin? 

Designed specifically for men and favoured by golfers, the intense therapy hand cream from Jack Black is a non-greasy product that utilises botanical ingredients to fight bacteria on the skin. It also nourishes dry and cracked skin leaving hands feeling softer and healthier. 

Cracked skin can often be caused by a lack of moisture on the skin, which can arise from over washing and use of sanitising products. This hand and nail cream from Caudalie promoted youthful skin through the use of antioxidants that help bring back natural moisture. It’s formulated with almond and rosewater, combined with orange peel for a subtle fruity scent. 

What are the best hand creams for Irritated skin? 

The Chemistry Brands Triple function hand cream is formulated with hyaluronic acid which allows it to work deeper into the skin to cleanse and moisturise. It is also enriched with omega fatty acids that work to heal irritated hands; this also makes it an ideal option for cracked skin. 

Another solution for irritated hands that are particularly sensitive, is thhand and body lotion from JASONFormulated with aloe vera, it relieves irritated skin by soothing and conditioning it. It can also be used post-shaving, or on sun damaged skin. 

What are the best natural hand creams? 

This hand cream from Burt’s Bees is gentle enough to be used on all skin types and is made from 99% natural ingredients. A combination of shea butter and pumpkin seed oil helps the cream melt into the skin promoting silky-smooth, nurtured hands. Scents of orange blossom and pistachio creates a uniquely fresh fragrance that lasts until the next application.

Last up on our guide is the cosy hands nourishing skin treat from Green People. This miniature sized hand cream is packed full of ultra-nurturing ingredients including chamomile, lemon tea tree oil, and marshmallow, a combination that allows it to be used on all skin types. It works to reduce moisture loss from excessive washing and also soften dry hands, leaving them with a silky smooth surface.

Thanks for reading, and if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for, check out our full range of hand creams here with hundreds more to choose from.



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