Chances are, between all of the frequent (and vigorous) hand washing and sanitizing you’ve been doing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, your hands probably feel a little on the side of sandpaper right now. And while frequent moisturizing can do wonders, nothing hydrates quite like a hand mask.
In fact, your hands are one of the first spots to show your age, which makes sense as apart from your face, your hands are the next most exposed to environmental stressors like daily wear and tear, sun exposure, and hand washing.
Ahead, learn about the spa-like gloves that will keep your hands soothed and hydrated during this period of prevention, colder months and beyond!
Best for Hydrating
Infused with natural rose water, this treatment will leave you with intensely hydrated skin and cuticles in under 20 minutes. Simply put the gloves on clean, dry hands, sit back and let the magic begin. After 15 minutes, you can massage in the excess product into the skin for noticeably healthier looking hands. Sephora Collection Hand Mask, $7
Best for Anti-Ageing
If you feel like your hands are already starting to show signs of ageing, you’re going to want to add this moisturizing hand mask to your shopping cart. Formulated with collagen, retinol, and vitamins B3, B5, and C, this hand mask reduces the visible signs of ageing by revealing radiant, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin in just one use.
If your hands are feeling extra dry and chapped this winter, let Dr. Jart come to your rescue with this ultra-hydrating hand mask. Utilizing thermotherapy technology, like what is used at spas, this warming mask will deliver your hands with a potent hit of hydration for extra soft hands.
If you’re in the mood to treat yo’ self, this high-tech, waterless hand mask from Nannette de Gaspé contains a cocktail of age-renewing actives and brightening ingredients that work together to smooth and plump the surface of the hands, while fading age spots and improving skin tone.
The next time your stocking up on toilet paper and all your essentials at the drugstore, you should also grab this 10-minute hand mask from Aveeno. Designed to help restore essential moisture to extra dry and sensitive skin, this hand mask is infused with shea butter and prebiotic oat to help hands look smoother and feel softer.
Best for Hardworking Hands
Whether you work with your hands or you just feel like winter has done a real number on them, this hand mask from Lush will be your dry hand saviour. Formulated with avocado, argan oil, fresh cupuaçu, and murumuru butters, this warming hand mask promises to hydrate and nourish every nook and cranny.
We’re suckers for anything with shea butter, which is why we love this option from Karuna. Infused with a blend of shea butter, jojoba oil, and Japanese camellia oil, this mask, which comes in a pack of four, boosts the skin’s deepest layers with ultimate hydration, leaving your hands feeling incredibly soft, smooth, and youthful-looking.
(Story by Contributing Editor, Ainsley Smith)