4 Must-Have Lotions to Treat Dried Hands This Winter

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Leave it to the winter to not only leave us shivering beneath the weight of our blanket scarves, but having to combat irritated and uncomfortable, dry skin for months on end. While dry faces can be easily put to rest with moisturizers, dry hands seems to be a perpetual problem that certain lotions will only fix until our next trip to the sink. Fortunately, there are some formulas out there that work throughout the day to keep hands from cracking. The best part? They're super affordable!

These are our favorite lotions to keep our hands smooth and healthy this winter.

1. Eucerin Intense Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream
Amazon.com : Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme, 2.7 Ounce : Cuticle Creams And Oils : Beauty


Eucerin is a great brand for just about any of your moisturizing needs and your hands are no exception. Its Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme ($2.90, Amazon) not only dries quickly for a non-greasy feel, it is extremely affordable for the amount of work it does. No matter how bad your hands are, this cream's active ingredients like alpha hydroxy will work to gently exfoliate skin and get rid of the dead, and cracked flakes that are causing you irritation. And it's lightly scented, so no need to worry about an overwhelming smell.

2. Vaseline Intensive Rescue Healing Hand Cream
Amazon.com : Vaseline Intensive Rescue Healing Hand Cream 3 fl oz : Vaseline Hand Lotion : Beauty

Vaseline has always been the king of moisture, so when we heard it had a great hand cream that could heal even the worst dryness, we had to put it on the list. The Vaseline Intensive Rescue Hand Cream ($5.39, Amazon) is not greasy, quick-drying and works with a multi-layered formula to penetrate deeply into skin and hydrate your hands completely. The formula also lasts 24 hours, which means it won't disappear as soon as you wash your hands.

3. L'Occitane En Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream
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L'Occitane En Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream ($28, L'Occitane) is a classic and loved around the world, all for a good reason. This super creamy formula is infused with 20 percent shea butter, honey, and almond extracts which works to reach deeply into skin and instantly hydrate rough hands in need. You can get the to-go size to stick in your purse, or the larger tube to use just about any time of day.

4. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Original | Walgreens

So many people swear by Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream ($1.49, Drugstore.com) for its low price point and concentrated formula. It's dermatologist recommended, and can stand up to even the harshest winter winds and driest indoor heat. Rub it into your hands in the morning, and instantly feel replenished without any oily residue. The formula is also not scented, so no obnoxious smells will stick around with you the rest of the day.

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