Choosing a Hand Cream For Dry Skin - A Checklist

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It seems like every time you turn your head, there is some new hand cream for dry skin being touted as the ultimate thing to buy for your hands. With so many options to choose from, how does one find a cream that really does what it says? Well, here's a checklist to help you make the right choice.

Do proper research
Most people just head out to the nearest store and pick a cream that looks good on the shelf. This is a mistake, as you can easily find a good hand cream for dry skin by just doing a little research on the internet. Open up Google and search a little for creams and their ingredients, you can find much better options online than the ones available in the stores.

Check the ingredients for harsh chemicals
Most commonly available creams contain some harmful chemicals inside. Many of them contain Parabens - which are effective preservatives. Companies use them to make their products last longer on the shelves. The truth is, parabens are dangerous chemicals and can cause some serious side effects like cancer when used for long periods of time.

Many hand creams contain mineral oils which are supposed to hydrate the skin. These oils might temporarily provide relief from dryness, but they will actually make your skin dependent on them and even drier in the long run.

In short, the best hand cream for dry skin will not contain any of these chemical ingredients. Now let's see what are the good ingredients that we want in our cream.

Look for natural ingredients
When it comes to skin products, natural is the way to go. Our skin is a very sensitive and precious part of our bodies. Using any products containing chemicals on it is fraught with risk.

A good hand cream for dry skin will contain natural ingredients only. Jojoba oil is one such ingredient. It is extracted from the seeds of the Jojoba plant and works really well as a moisturizer. Shea Butter is another natural ingredient derived from the Shea tree. It is a great emollient and moisturizer, and even protects the skin from UV rays of the sun.

Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant and is often used in dry skin relief creams. It protects the skin from free radical damage and helps in removing fine lines from the skin that often develop on dry skin.

In conclusion, do not settle for just any hand cream for dry skin. Do some research and find out a good, natural cream.

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Frank Langella is a dedicated researcher of skin care health and products. He shares his research on his website - Total Skin Solution. If you want to know how to turn back the clock for your skin, visit - http://www.totalskinsolution.com and learn about the skin care line our editors personally use and recommend.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03