If you’re like us, your hands are a mess right now –cracked and raw — as we wash them for at least 20 seconds and basically every time we do anything. If we wash our hands anymore I swear we’ll be down to the tendons!

Here are a few tried-and-true products to alleviate your symptoms.

Dr.PAWPAW Balms are packed with …Pawpaw fruit. (I know, we’ve never heard of it either.) Combined with Aloe Vera Oil and Olive Oil, the Dr.PAWPAW Original Clear Multipurpose Balm and Dr. Pawpaw Shea Butter Balm are heavy-duty yet gentle enough for the whole family (ie. baby bottoms.)

Dr.PAWPAW is cruelty-free and vegan friendly and what’s more, it’s affordable. Buy at ULTA.$8

Skincare brand Epionce is having a flash sale on their Restorative Hand Cream, quick-absorbing, non-greasy hydrating cream infused with raspberry seed oil and other potent botanicals. Fans of the brand say the Restorative Hand Cream leaves the hands feeling incredibly soft, smooth and more ‘youthful-looking.’ $16 down from $20.

The drugstore brand, Aveeno, made with Oatmeal, is many people’s go-to. It’s also great for eczema. Buy at Target or pretty much any store. $7-8.


O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream is favorite of working hands everywhere — from farmers to writers. The concentrated hand cream heals, relieves and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands AND creates a ‘protective layer on the skin’s surface’ to help prevent further moisture loss. Put this one at bedtime and let it work overnight.

 Buy it at Amazon for $7.99.


Originally we got this BABOR hand cream because it helped with our age spots (we prefer to call them ‘freckles’) but now we’re loving it for its moisturizing properties. It soaks in fast and leaves no residue so you can get back to …washing your hands. $20.