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Dry and Cracked Hands? Four Remedies You Haven't Tried 2022

Monday, 27 December 2021  |  Paul

Recent hand sanitisation regimes might be protecting your immune system, but will wreak havoc on the sensitive skin of your hands. If high-street moisturisers, exfoliation and avoiding soap isn't solving your problem, then these heavy-duty Health and Care solutions are your next port of call.

Caught Red Handed?

Redness, bleeding, swelling and discolouration all indicate your dry, cracked hands are only getting worse. Whether the cause of your issue is hard work, diabetes, psoriasis or anything else, we have the perfect remedy! All of Health and Care's dermatological products have been thoroughly tried and tested for maximum results in the minimum time-frame.

Read on, or jump ahead:

Best All-Round Cracked Hand Remedy

Winner: O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream (85g)

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream (85g)

Why We Love It...

  • Glycerin-based cream both protects and heals the skin
  • Seals moisture into the skin
  • Gives cracked hands a chance to heal while you work
  • Odourless, hypoallergenic and non-greasy

Perfect For...

  • Work with your hands
  • Builders, contractors, nurses
  • Seasonal dry skin or generalised discomfort and cracking

Not the Best For...

Editor's Verdict: O'Keefe's makes it easy to keep on working without discomfort, as it both protects and heals dry skin on your hands. It's hypoallergenic, non-greasy and odourless, and if it weren't for the amazing results you might forget you were wearing it at all!

Best For Skin Conditions Such as Eczema and Psoriasis

Winner: Gloves in a Bottle - 240ml Bottle

Gloves In A Bottle - 240ml Bottles

Why We Love It...

  • Innovative solution heals skin using your natural oils
  • Perfect for those with dry skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis
  • One quick application for FOUR hours of moisture
  • Flakes off naturally along with dead skin cells

Perfect For...

  • Anyone suffering from eczema or psoriasis
  • Ideal for hairdressers, nurses and doctors
  • Environments requiring frequent hand-washing or sanitisation

Not the Best For...

Editor's Verdict: The lotion will not only protect against chemical irritants, but will help make dramatic improvements to conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Gloves in a Bottle will bond to your skin, shedding naturally with dead cells. This suits it perfectly for users who wash their hands frequently as part of their jobs.

Best for Diabetics or More Generalised Dry Skin

Winner: GEHWOL Med Lipidro Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin

GEHWOL Med Lipidro Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin

Why We Love It...

  • Naturally balances protective properties of your skin
  • Seals moisture into the skin and compensates for lack of lipids
  • Fully dermatologically tested and fragrance free
  • Available in two sizes for use on the go or at home

Perfect For...

  • Tried and tested for use by diabetics
  • Can be used on the feet as well as the hands

Not the Best For...

Editor's Verdict: This more generalised cream will give your hands a chance to heal and works to stabilise the level of natural moisture in your skin. The GEHWOL cream is fragrance free to avoid further irritation, and makes the ideal solution for dry skin resulting from diabetes.

Best for Those Who've Tried Everything Else

Winner: Beurer MP70 Moisturising Paraffin Bath

Beurer MP70 Moisturising Paraffin Bath

Why We Love It...

  • Soothing and deeply moisturising
  • Opens pores and stimulates blood circulation
  • Allows for optimal absorption of nutrients

Perfect For...

  • Extremely severe cases of dry or cracked skin
  • The elderly or sufferers of arthritis or fibromyalgia
  • Treating poor circulation

Not the Best For...

Editor's Verdict: When you lower your chapped hands into the bath, a thin layer of orange-scented paraffin wax forms around your skin. This allows moisture to enter opened pores and fully absorb, treating the most severe cases of dry, cracked hands. If you're looking for a heavy-duty solution to your discomfort, then look no further.


Dry hands can be symptomatic of a range of other issues, and it's important to find a solution which reflects the underlying cause. If you're looking for further remedies for these conditions, then why not check out our Skincare, Diabetes, Arthritis, Eczema Gloves.

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O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream (85g)
  • Hand cream for people with severely dry and cracked hands
  • Ideal for workers who rely daily on the use of their hands
  • Non-greasy, unscented and hypoallergenic for safe use
  • Supplied in a portable 85g tube for use on the go

Gloves In A Bottle - 240ml Bottles
  • Ideal for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
  • Larger bottle is ideal for storing at home or work
  • Helps retain natural oil and moisture
  • Revives dry hands in just one month

Beurer MP70 Moisturising Paraffin Bath
  • Moisturising bath for hands, feet and elbows
  • Ideal for anyone with dry, sore skin
  • Improves poor circulation
  • Promotes absorption of nutrients