The best natural ingredients for dry hands
And the hand creams you need to slather on, stat
New Idea Contributor / January 11 2017
If your hands are looking a little parched in the heat of summer, reach for any of these six natural ingredients to nurture them back to softness.
Known for its ability to soften the skin, this hand cream is enriched with almond tree native cells, almond proteins and UV filters to not only intensely nourish but also protect the youthfulness of hands.
Find it in: L’Occitane Almond Velvet Hands
This 100 per cent natural buttery cream is infused with the goodness of shea butter to impart antioxidants and fatty acids into hands for a silky soft feel.
Find it in: Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream
Often used in hospitals to help wounds heal, this thick emollient derived from sheep wool mimics the natural skin lipids, making it a super-versatile moisturiser.
Find it in: Lanolips All-Over Everywhere Multi-Cream
Hemp seed oil
This cream is formulated with Community Fair Trade hemp seed oil to repair and protect your hands for up to 12 hours. Rich in essential fatty acids omegas 3 and 6, hemp seed oil has been found to improve skin hydration and help reverse the signs of ageing, as well as fight psoriasis, which is caused by an omega 6 deficiency.
Find it in: The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector
Harnessing the healing properties of 100 per cent Australian honey paired with the moisturising qualities of macadamia oil, this quick-absorbing balm will nurture hands back to health.
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