7 of the best affordable hand creams for cracked, dry skin caused by over-washing 3 months ago

7 of the best affordable hand creams for cracked, dry skin caused by over-washing

How many times have you washed your hands today already?

Probably a lot, given the current coronavirus outbreak - and although hand washing and sanitisation is entirely necessary during these pressing times, so much cleaning can often leave our skin dry, cracked, and in desperate need of relief.

Enter hand cream - the moisture that our broken knuckles have been craving considerably since this pandemic began.

After all, we need to be clean, but we can still be soft while we're doing it.

(*Note: due to the current and unprecedented demand for hand cream at this time, some products may no longer be available for purchase via the links in question.

(Products should be bought online where possible to avoid unnecessary contamination.)

1. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Hand Cream - €2.33

The holy grail of creams is Palmer's.

First came the full body cream and then came the specific hand cream - here to save us all from dry, cracked, and generally unfortunate skin during the coronavirus outbreak.

Not even three quid as well. Bargain.

2. E45 Rich Cream - €7.25

The original and perhaps one of the best, E45 is no frills, not that expensive, and bound to give your skin the relief it craves.

Pick up a cheeky 200ml and give yourself some moisture.

3. Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - €6.00

Nourishing and moisturising, Burt's Bees has been leading the charge when it comes to making us feel soft and sleek for years now.

Amidst these trying times, your cuticles still need some TLC too.

4. Aveeno Daily Moisturising Hand Cream - €5.99

In desperate need of 24 hours worth of hand-based moisture? Say no more, fam.

Rub some of this lad across your knuckles and your skin will be feeling replenished and re-energised in no time.

It also smells like nothing. The dream.

5. Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Hand Cream - €5.65

Providing long lasting moisture and relieving tension in the skin, Eucerin is where you want to be at for your regular skincare routine - as well as in the midst of a handwashing epidemic.

Get on it.

6. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Soothing Hand Cream - €6.95

Want to feel like you're wearing a glove even when you're not. Pick up a tube of this lad, so.

The cream protects skin while giving an invisible, non-oily and non-sticky finish. The ideal situation when it comes to your hands, tbh.

7. Elizabeth Arden White Tea Pure Indulgence Hand Cream - €8.00

White? Tea? Indulgent? Sign me up, mate.

A combination of shea butter and white tea extract will help keep your hands moisturised and softened all the live long day.

You'll also smell like white tea vapours, Madras Wood and a Trio of Tranquility Musks - allegedly.