Q: Can you recommend an easily absorbed cream for hands that are starting to look crepey despite being in my early 30s and regularly using hand cream. Could it be the hand washes I use, as I prefer to use antiseptic ones so I know my hands are really clean? Can the appearance of my hands be 'reversed' to look smooth again?
Alison: There are some jobs where you have to use anti-septic washes extremely regularly, such as in hygiene or healthcare industries and indeed hairdressers too. I would recommend two types of hand creams for you.
Number one: Choose a naturally anti-septic hand wash, such as one that has lavender in it, rather than one that's full of chemical anti-septic, as this has a natural anti-septic quality to it as well as a natural, soothing quality. So try L'Occitane Lavender Liquid Soap to keep your hands clean and smelling nice!
Number two: When you do wash your hands an awful lot, it would be beneficial to apply a rich hand cream before you go to bed, such as the L'Occitane Hand Cream with shea butter. Also, if your hands are dry when you're at home put it on a little more often.
You could also carry around with you a lighter hand cream for when you're out and about.