Best Hand Cream For Dry Hands

A line-up of Burt's Bees' Hand Cream with Shea Butter, with Orange Blossom and Pistachio on the left, Rosemary and Lemon in the middle, and Lavender and Honey on the right

While we strive to take good care of our faces when it comes to our skincare routines, it’s important that we don’t neglect our handsas they need some TLC too – especially in the cooler months. If you don’t use hand cream, you may develop dry and cracked skin. Harsh weather conditions are one reason behind thiswith the lack of moisture in the air during winter causing hands to dry out. Washing your hands more frequently could also lead to dryness, as soaps and handwashes can strip the skin of its natural protective oils. Hand sanitiser can have a similar effect if used too frequently. 

How to get rid of dry hands

After washing your hands, we recommend that you pat them down with a towel and leave a small amount of water on the surface, as opposed to rubbing them dry. As friction can irritate the skin, it’s best to be gentle – especially when you’re washing your hands frequently. If you can, use hand cream immediately afterwards and the moisturiser will act as a sealant, locking in hydration and keep your skin soft and supple. But what moisturisers are best for dry hands, and how else can you take care of them?

Follow our step-by-step guide below. 

Step 1: Moisturise

Looking for the best moisturiser for dry hands? We recommend Burt’s Bees Hand Cream with Shea Butter – available in three divine fragrancesOne of the benefits of Shea Butter is its anti-inflammatory properties; it contains antioxidants, which minimise irritation on the skin caused by external aggressors. With a formula rich in Vitamin E, this hand cream shields skin from free radicals caused by air pollution and UV exposure, helping to protect against early signs of ageing. Dermatologically tested, and naturally formulated without parabens or synthetic fragrances, our formula blends shea butter, baobab oil and pumpkin seed oil to hydrate and nourish skin, leaving your hands feeling soft, supple, and moisturised.

Step 2: Care for your cuticles

It’s not just your skin that needs to be cared for – always remember to nourish your nails! After you’ve applied moisturiser, treat your fingertips to Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. Our unique formula of sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter helps restore dry cuticles, while vitamin E and sunflower oil help to strengthen brittle nails, resulting in a freshly manicured feeling. 

Step 3: Nourish at night

After a long day, give your hands an overnight treatment with Burt’s Bees Hand Salve. Packed with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax, this 100% natural formula has everything your hard-working hands need to recover. Beeswax is a natural humectant, meaning that it helps your skin retain moisture – this is especially important as you sleep, as your body loses more water overnight. Botanical oils perform a similar role in helping your skin to stay hydrated by forming a protective barrier over your skin, which works to prevent water from evaporating.