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best hand cream for endless hand washer first time mum?
seem to spend my life washing my hands. they're getting seriously dry. any top tips for yr fave hand cream? bought a big bottle of neutragena norwegian formula body lotion to put by the sink but it ain't all that.
I use palmers body lotion in the morning but it's not lasting on my hands.
Good night time treatment cream? I haven't used any olay/nivea hand products, are they any good?
oh i remember this well! first off, if you are using an antibac handwash - STOP! they are very drying, i would get the mildest handwash possible.
second, imho, the best hand/body cream is aqueous cream. it moisturises really well and is very cheap - about 2.50 for a big tub in superdrug.
third, if your hands have got to the point where all handcreams are stinging, then before going to bed lather your hands with petroleum jelly - ime this doesn't sting and will restore your hands sufficiently overnight so that you will be able to use ordinary handcream in the morning.
fourth, get into a discipline where you moisturise your hands after every wash.
Lush do indeed do a lovely cream about £11 if I remember. Good for night time. Aldi do a super cheap one that I think is terrific £2 ish. I love clarins hand and nail but it's pricey as is a lovely shea butter one by L'occitane. As you may have noticed, I have this problem too
Also, obviously there are times when you just need to wash your hands, but if you've just picked up something potentially germy but not dirty try using a hand santizing spray rather than constantly washing. They kill off 99.9% of germs in a couple of sprays, they're taste and scent free, and it will avoid your hands getting so sore.
If they're really sore you can also wash with aqueous cream, as well as use it as a moisturiser.