Why do your hands get dry, anyway? For one, when you wash your hands, you dry them out—even with a hydrating and nourishing soap, you’re still stripping out all the oils from your skin, just as you do when you take a long or hot shower. Never mind if it’s cold outside or you use your hands for hard labor, heavy lifting, or a sink full of dirty dishes. Then your grip is cracked, callused, and dried to the bone. Good luck making any confident handshakes with those rough things.
That's why we went out and tested the best hand creams, lotions, salves, balms, and even serums—to keep you smooth.
Originally Appeared on GQ