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What kind of moisturizer should I use on my hands?

Jeanine B. Downie, MD
Dermatology
When looking for a hand moisturizer, look for an emollient. This refers to the feel of the product, since these ingredients spread easily on the skin, and they are oils and/or lipids that enhance the skin’s texture and flexibility. Cetaphil, for example, is an emollient hand moisturizer that is fragrance-free and great for people with eczema and psoriasis.

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