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    23 Things You Should Try If You Have Hands And Use Them A Lot

    And almost all are under $30.

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    1. A bottle of liquid soap that'll clean your hands, without leaving them feeling dry. It's made with oatmeal and avocado oil, so it'll add moisture back into your skin instead of stripping it away.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.94+ (as an add-on item). Available in four scents.

    2. A pair of nail clippers that'll help you touch up your talons in a jiffy. They even have a file with a curved hook to help you smooth any chips and clear any dirt from underneath your claws.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.48 (as an add-on item).

    3. A bottle of nude Essie nail polish that'll look like your nails, but better. It'll add a little shine and polish to your digits and reviewers say it's a great alternative to gel nail polish.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.98+. Available in 31 colours.

    4. A bottle of cuticle remover that'll make your nails (and skin around them) smoother, softer, and more hydrated. It's a gel-based formula that washes away with warm water, so you won't need to use tools like a cuticle clipper.

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    "The non-sticky formula didn't hurt or sting at all – it actually had quite a nice cooling effect! Not only did it remove my cuticles, but it also cleaned up the excess skin around the edges of my nails that can sometimes make my nail polish go on bumpy – truly a multipurpose hero if ever I saw one!" —Valeza Bakolli

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.97.

    5. A hand mask that'll return some much-needed moisture to your dry skin. The gloves are lined with a coconut-infused serum that'll soften and hydrate your skin, and they use your natural body heat to create warmth, so the oils penetrate deep into your dermis.

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    My hands have been really dry lately, so I decided to treat myself to a hand mask. The gloves feel a little cold at first, but the sticker tabs at the wrists help seal the ends. And once they’re sealed, the heat from your hands make the mask super warm and help the serum sink deeper into your skin. I left them on for about 15 minutes and my hands were so soft afterward.

    Get it from SkinStore for $14.30.

    6. A UV lamp that'll help you achieve a salon-quality gel mani at home. Unlike your typical box-shaped lamp, this one has a simple curved design that makes it easy to place over your fingernails or toenails.

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    "I used to get my nails done all the time (I'm talking like every other week). But with nail salons closed, I decided to start doing my own manicures at home with the help of this UV nail lamp. I'm not a fan of regular polish (mainly because I'm just too impatient to let it dry), and I definitely don't have the skills to even attempt acrylic nails. So I thought gel polish would be a happy medium. I chose this one because it doesn't have a base, meaning I can just pop it over my feet when I'm painting my toenails." —May Ning

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Ceenwes Nail Dryer.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    7. A cuticle serum that'll keep your nails and cuticles hydrated in between manis. It's made with biotin to help keep your talons healthy and strong, and reviewers say it keeps their nails from peeling and breaking.

    A person using a dropper tool to apply serum to their nails
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.66.

    8. A tube of Grip Clean hand wash that'll work as hard as you do. It uses natural ingredients like bentonite clay to remove grease, oil, metal, lead, and ink from your hands. And it's packed with coconut oil and olive oil to add moisture back into your skin.

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    Reviewers say it leaves their hands feeling super soft and gets rid of any lingering odours from gas and paint.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.85.

    9. And a double-sided brush that'll help you wash your hands and nails. The stiff bristles will help remove and stubborn dirt or debris and exfoliate your skin, too.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.15.

    10. A nail treatment set that'll help you get your cuticles under control. It has all the tools, products, and directions you'll need to safely and quickly remove and nourish your cuticles — no soaking or clipping necessary.

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    The set includes a bottle of cuticle oil, a bottle of cuticle remover, a container of cuticle cream, and a metal pusher tool.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $59.

    11. A bottle of nail polish that'll apply like a dream and dry in just 60 seconds. You'll only need two coats to get full coverage and there are a ton of colours to choose from.

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    They come in so many different shades and it's so affordable, I usually buy two or three at a time. I'm currently loving this minty green colour (called 'Express To Impress') from the Expressie nail collection. The shade is bright, fresh, and very calming. And it only takes about a minute for the nail polish to dry, so I don't have to spend a lot of time drying my nails between and after coats.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.99+. Available in 28 colours.

    12. A tube of rose-scented balm that has a petroleum jelly base to nourish and repair your dry skin. You can use it on your lips, nails, feet, and anywhere else where your skin could use a little extra TLC.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $9.50.

    13. A bottle of cuticle oil that'll keep your nails looking and feeling their best. The blend of jojoba oil, vitamin E, and sweet almond oil will help soften and moisturize your cuticles, and reviewers say it's helped make their nails a lot stronger.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.48.

    14. A bottle of bitter nail polish that'll help you finally kick that nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit. The taste will last for a few days, and reviewers say that they stopped biting their nails after a few weeks.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    15. A bottle of EOS hand cream that's made with aloe, cocoa butter, and oat extract to soften, protect, and moisturize dry hands. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy, so you won't have to worry about transferring product every time you touch something.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.21. (as an add-on item).

    16. Or a tube of heavy-duty hand cream that'll work just as hard as you do. It'll create a protective barrier that'll seal in moisture to help heal and repair dry, cracked skin.

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    "For the last decade or so I've suffered with dry, cracked hands that bleed of their own accord. Using this regularly has stopped my hands from getting as bad as they were before, and its moisturising effects last for quite a while so there's no need to keep slathering more on. The consistency is more firm than a regular lotion, and once applied it sinks into the skin quickly without feeling greasy." —Jasmin Nahar

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream (#12 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.97 (as an add-on item).

    17. A double-sided finger massager that'll help loosen and soothe the muscles in your hands. If you spend most of your day typing or have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, this little device could help melt away your pains.

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    One side has two rollers that'll surround and massage each finger, while the other side has one deep-kneading roller that'll help relieve tension in specific areas on your hands.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.92.

    18. A bottle of nail polish in a pinky-nude shade that'll give your claws a heathy-looking shine. It's a keratin protein treatment, so it'll also help smooth and strengthen your nails.

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    Get it from SkinStore for $25.74.

    19. A pack of tiny decals that'll give your nails an instant upgrade with very little effort. There a tons of designs to choose from, so your nails will always complement your ever-changing style.

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    Get it from Tattoorary on Etsy for $5.32+. Available in 49 styles.

    20. A pocket-sized bottle of hand sanitizer that won't dry your hands out every time you use it. It comes out as a fine mist, so your digits won't be soaking wet, and it'll leave behind the light and soothing scent of lavender.

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    Now that hand sanitizer is something I never leave the house without, I wanted to stock up on a few travel-sized bottles. I really liked this one because it solved some of the issues I had with using other hand sanitizers. First, it's a fine mist, so it doesn't make my hands super wet before drying down. It also has a light lavender scent, which is downright heavenly compared to the strong chemical smells from other hand sanitizers. My hands don't feel Sahara Desert dry after using it and it comes in this really sleek bottle that's small enough to fit in my pocket. It's a perfect ten out of ten.

    Get it from Indigo for $18. Available in eight scents.

    21. A pack of crystal nail files that'll keep your claws in tip-top shape, especially when you're on the go. They're thicker than typical emery boards, so they won't snap half way through your mani.

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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    22. A pair of repairing hand masks that'll help rebalance your skin's moisture levels in ten minutes. They're great for anyone who has very dry, but also very sensitive skin. The main ingredients are shea butter and oat, and it's unscented, so it won't irritate your skin.

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    You can also get a pair of foot masks, if you want to show your tootsies some love.

    My hands are pretty dry already and with increased hand washing, my skin is feeling extra parched. I normally bathe my hands in cream, but it's just not enough. Enter these ~handy~ hydrating masks. First, I love that they're gloves. I've tried other masks that have a mitten shape and it's hard to sit still for 15 minutes while they work their magic. With these gloves I still have a bit of dexterity, so I can work on my laptop, clean, or whatever I need to do in the meantime. And afterwards, my hands feel so soft and moisturized.

    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $3.99 (as an add-on item).

    23. And finally, a container of nail cream that'll restore your talons to their former glory, especially if your nails are a bit damaged from wearing acrylics. It'll help strengthen your brittle nails, leaving them nourished, strong, and shiny.

    A person holding a tub of nail cream
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    "I bought this because the winter got the best of my nails, leaving me with hangnails galore. I actually saw results after one use, and now my nails are tough enough to not break every time I crack open my laptop and start typing (an actual problem I was having)." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Hard As Hoof Nail Cream (#21 on the list).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99. Also available in a larger size.

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