Keeping our hands from looking like leathery mitts can be rough, especially if we do a lot of work (or play) outdoors, and don't forget about winter's drying effects.
Our bodies are made up of about 60 percent water, and our skin needs about 10 to 15 percent of that water to stay hydrated [source: Aubrey and Pons-Guiraud]. Without good hydration, our skin becomes irritated, dry and even cracked. Dry hands are easy to prevent, once you get into the habit. First, let's look at how to pick the best moisturizer for the job.