Hand salvation

The season of cracked and dry hands is almost upon us so read on to find three hand saviours to suit all budgets:

Budget – Vaseline healthy hand and nail conditioning lotion £2.41

If your purse strings are feeling a little tight and all your spare cash is heading straight into your Christmas fund then try this old faithful from Vaseline. It may be no thrills but it does what it says on the tin, conditioning and softening the palms, fingertips and knuckles as well as strengthening the nails.

Boom – L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream £7

If you want to give your hands a little indulgent treat but aren’t quite ready to take out a second mortgage then this little travel size number is for you. This product is and has always been a best seller for the brand and it’s easy to understand why as it luxurious combination of shea butter, honey, sweet almond extract and jasmine and ylang ylang aromas make you feel like you’re pampering your hands with each application.

This wonder cream gets rid of dry patches and nourishes the skin without leaving any greasy residue behind. It may seem pricey for a small tube but a little goes a very long way.

Bust – KIEHL’S Ultimate Strength Hand Salve £18.50

We would all be pretty lost without our hands so why not show them our appreciation with the ultimate decadent treat. There is no hiding the fact that this is expensive but those with dry hands will see the benefits of this heavy duty moisturiser very quickly. The thick and rich formula absorbs into the skin quickly and forms a ‘glove-like’ barrier against moisture loss giving all day protection.