Keeping your skin healthy doesn’t stop at your face. A thorough skin-care routing takes you from head to toe—and that includes your hands, which rarely get the attention they deserve despite being exposed to harsh factors like repeated washes, dish soap, and UV damage. Jennifer Garner gets that, which is why she keeps a container of Deborah Lippman’s The Cure ($25) cuticle cream on her bedside table.
Made with raspberry stem cell extract, red algae, shea butter, sodium hyaluronate, and vitamins A, C, and E, this cream will instantly soothe and moisturize roughed-up cuticles and offer protection from dryness with daily use.
According to Deborah Lippman herself, a cuticle cream is a crucial step in any hand-care routine. “Healthy cuticles are key to healthy nail growth,” says the celebrity manicurist. Cuticles are easy to forget, but they play a very important role.
“The cuticle is dead, often sticky tissue that is attached to the nail plate and forms a seal between your nail and living skin,” says licensed manicurist Kelley Baker of The Nail Executive in San Francisco. “Cuticles help prevent bacteria from entering living tissue.”
This rich cream feels so good, that you’ll be very tempted to use it on your hands as well. And while you can use regular body lotion on your hands, there’s something incredibly luxe and effective about using a designated hand cream.
The skin on your hands is “more delicate, and can more easily show signs of aging,” says board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD. “Typically, hand creams are formulated to be thicker than traditional body lotions and, as a result, do a better job of locking in moisture.”
Treat your hands like Jenn Garner and add Deborah Lippman’s The Cure to your cart ASAP.
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