Q: I wash my hands frequently, which makes them really dry. Can you recommend a good hand cream?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
It’s always important to wash your hands, but it becomes crucial during the fall and winter months when it’s easy to pick up whatever’s “going around” by touching germ-covered doorknobs or simply shaking hands. Unfortunately, frequent hand washing can lead to irritated, dry and even chapped skin. Not comfortable””especially when combined with the cold weather!
The best way to combat dryness is with a good hand cream. I keep a bottle of MyChelle Hand Cream in my purse at all times and slather it on three or four times a day! This nourishing, dual-action hand lotion works to restore moisture while also gently exfoliating skin.
The featured ingredients include olive and pumpkin seed oils, which help to replenish skin’s protective lipid barrier””without leaving a greasy feeling. Salicylic acid smoothes away rough, dry patches. And clinical testing has shown that Tocomin ®, a unique vitamin E complex, works synergistically with astaxanthin to significantly improve moisture retention.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.