Don’t let dry chapped winter skin get you down this season. There is nothing worse than irritated chapped hands. ‘Tis the season for colds and flus, so all of that necessary hand washing to ward off those germs doesn’t help either. I’ve tried just about every hand cream out there to soothe my irritated, red, dry and chapped winter hands, and these are my top picks.
Click through my slideshow of healing hand creams that will help your chapped winter skin.
Best Hand Creams 1 of 9
Say goodbye to chapped winter hands with any of these 8 fantastic hand creams! Whether you like a light texture or something rich and emollient, I've got the hand cream for you. Click through the slideshow and see what hand cream best suits your needs.
Neutrogena Hand Cream 2 of 9
This cream is so concentrated, I would call it more of an ointment. I have used this for years as my saving grace for chapped skin. A little goes a long way, and you can even use it on your lips!
Get it at Drugstores $5
Korres Guava Body Butter 3 of 9
I coat my entire body in this most of the year, but I especially love it for my hands. I keep one in my nightstand, handbag, and car at all times. It magically coats the skin with rich shea butter that absorbs directly into your skin. Your skin stays soft and hydrated all day long. It's a must in my book.
Get it at Korres $10 (travel size 50 mL)
Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream 4 of 9
This hand cream is no joke! Another very emollient formula that coats your hands with macadamia oil and primrose extract (two of my favorite hydrating ingredients). I also LOVE the fresh citrus scent.
Get it at Sephora $18
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion 5 of 9
If you prefer more of a light texture on your skin, the Aveeno would be a great pick for you. The colloidal oatmeal soothes red and irritated skin, and the texture is so light, you will hardly notice you have it on.
Get it at Aveeno $6.99 (travel size 8 oz)
C.O Bigelow Chapped Hands Remedy 6 of 9
This lotion instantly melts into a powder finish. Another great choice if you don't want sticky fingers. I personally adore the minty scent that cools dry and irritated skin.
Get it at C.O. Bigelow $5
Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil 7 of 9
If you want to use something luxurious, try this amazing creamy oil. As soon as you rub it in between your fingers, it melts into an oil. This multi-purpose cream can be used on your face, lips, and hands! Perfect if you spend a lot of time traveling.
Get it at Sephora $28
LÃï¿½Â¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream 8 of 9
This has always been a favorite of mine. It's 20% shea butter along with almond and honey extract, and it's mixed with decedent coconut oil. It's like butter for the skin, but it has no greasy effect. This is a staple gift that I love to give, because who doesn't need a great hand cream?
Get it at L'Occitane $12-$28
Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand CrÃï¿½ï¿½Ãï¿½Â¨me 9 of 9
This extra thick formula means business. If you are truly looking for all day hydration, this is your winner. With its silky finish and all day longevity, it's my number one pick.
Get it at Drugstores $6