7 Treatments for Softer Hands

The skin on your hands is just as vulnerable to dark spots and wrinkles as the skin on your face. Get your mitts on these new treatments.

By Ashley Buford

1. For Red, Irritated HandsMolton Brown White Mulberry Hand Wash ($23) Women wash their hands more than 10 times a day on average (men max out at six, which makes us want to wash ours even more). Skip soap; this glycerin cleanser soothes, won’t dry and smells exotic — making all those trips to the sink a little less mundane.2. For Dry, Flaky SkinVictoria’s Secret Spa Renewing Hand Smoother ($14) This sensuous treatment uses stearic and linoleic acids to get rid of dead skin and soothes with grapeseed oil and shea butter.3. For Highly Visible VeinsElemis Intensive Hand Repair ($72) Linden flower extracts hydrate — like a moisturizing facial for the hands.4. For Saggy, Loose SkinJessica Nails Jessana Marine Collagen Gel ($11) If you have extra skin that makes your hands look like, well, deflated balloons, this will help to tighten and add contour.5. For Brown SpotsVaseline Renewal Age Redefining Hand Lotion ($4) Pro-retinol gets rid of discoloration gradually; AHAs slough off imperfections.6. For Everyday UseClarins Age-Control Hand Lotion SPF 15 ($28) Sunscreen prevents further brown spots and wrinkles; this one absorbs quickly, great for anyone spending time outdoors.7. For Tough Skin on Cuticles and KnucklesCorrectionist Age Reversing Hand Treatment ($16) Shea butter softens skin while peptides stimulate collagen production to plump it.Originally published in MORE magazine, May 2006.

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