As celebs like Madonna and Sarah-Jessica Parker will attest, nothing betrays a woman’s age quite like the hands.
They're always in contact with the elements, household chemicals and extreme temperatures causing sun damage, dryness, chapped skin and age spots.
Yet our mitts are often left off the list when it comes to pampering.
But as the temperature drops, it’s time to think about protecting skin from the ravages of the weather.
Here are some of the best ways to look after your hands this season.
L'Occitane Dry Skin hand cream
Boasting a mix of shea butter, honey and sweet almond extract, this yummy balm glides on and absorbs to help heal and protect dry or dehydrated skin. Plus it contains anti-oxidising vitamin E to help nourish the hands.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment
This brilliantly non-greasy treatment works to protect and repair chapped hands while strengthening the nails against splitting and peeling. Algae extract and sweet almond oil help heal dry, rough hands meanwhile the antioxidant extracts of grape seed and vitamin E guard against further damage.
Vaseline Intensive Care Hand and Nail Lotion
A nice affordable option, this fast-absorbing cream strengthens nails, softens cuticles and hydrates tired and dry skin, leaving it feeling nicely nourished.
Burt's Bees: Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Crème
This all-natural cream, made with almond oil, aloe and vitamin E, is an intensive option for particularly dry skin. It’s gorgeously nourishing and smells delicious.
Nivea hand age defying Q10 Plus
Specially formulated for extra-dry hands, Nivea's latest offering not only smells divine, it also smoothes fine lines and guards against age spots too© Cover Media