There you are, with a brand new engagement ring on your finger and about to tell the world with a perfectly-posed ring selfie. But before you hit post, you'll want to ensure your skin is in tip-top shape so as to keep the attention on your bling and not on your dry, winter skin.
The easiest way to accomplish this? Just apply one of our favorite nourishing hand creams to keep your hands moisturized, healthy, and ring-selfie ready.
Anchor Hand & Lip Balm
This balm by Captain Blankenship has it all. Formulated for use on hands, lips, and dry skin, it provides tons of moisture thanks to its natural ingredients. Organic almond oil and organic shea butter add nourishment, while beeswax calms and soothes. Plus, with organic lavender essential oil that calms both the skin and your mind, and non-GMO Vitamin E that’s rich in antioxidants, you’ll question why you haven’t used this balm sooner.
Anchor Hand & Lip Balm, $20, Captain Blankenship
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
A solution for both dryness and dullness, this maximum-strength moisturizer has the ability to form a “glove-like” barrier against moisture loss. With botanical oils and natural wax from olive oil, it goes on thick but easily absorbs leaving you with soft, luxe skin. This heavy-duty salve is particularly great for anyone who is hard on their hands, exposed to cold temps, or just needs a bit of extra TLC.
Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $22, Kiehl's available at Sephora
Shea Butter Hand Cream by L'Occitane
With one of these tubes being sold every three seconds around the world, you know it’s a skincare essential. Twenty-percent organic shea butter joins coconut oil, honey, and almond extracts for a formula that goes on light (sans greasy feel), and helps both treat and prevent dry, cracked winter skin.
Shea Butter Hand Cream, $29, L'Occitane
Chanel La Crème
Luxury lovers are sure to adore Chanel’s La Crème. With ultra-unique, purse-friendly packaging, it moisturizes, protects, softens, and even brightens skin. But that's not all. The product also boasts some pretty impressive statistics, in that it “leaves skin 40 percent more protected and 45 percent more hydrated,” while “nail strength is significant improved by 70 percent.” Protected, hydrated skin AND stronger nails? Sign us up.
La Crème, $50, Chanel available at Neiman Marcus
Burt's Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream
This tiny jar packs a serious punch. Clocking in at 99.9 percent all natural, it moisturizes hands with almond oil and vitamin E, while sealing in moisture with beeswax. A sweet, nutty almond scent compliments its effectiveness and its rich texture makes application a truly relaxing experience. As an added bonus, you can also use it on elbows, knees, and feet, too!
Almond & Milk Hand Cream, $9, Burt's Bees
Kalastyle Swedish Dream Hand Cream
Available in Sea Salt or Seaweed scents (which both smell incredible), these hand creams by Kalastyle are super hydrating, with key ingredients including shea butter, sunflower seed oil, sea salt, and lavender. Perfectly sized at three ounces to fit in your purse or carry-on, its thick-yet-airy texture is great for moisturizing on the go—or on your honeymoon flight!
Swedish Dream Hand Cream, $13, Kalastyle available at Anthropologie
Byredo Blanche Hand Cream
If you’re looking for a hand cream that smells as good as it hydrates, this is the one. Byredo’s Blanche Hand Cream has a beautiful floral scent that’s gorgeously layered, yet still subtle. Available in several other scents, too, this formula totes a light texture that nourishes hands while softening the skin and locking in moisture. For a cohesive aroma all over, consider complimenting the hand cream with the brand's matching fragrances, too.
Blanche Hand Cream, $35, Byredo available at Barneys