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With confirmation of the coronavirus coming to the U.S., Americans have been looking for foolproof ways to prevent themselves from getting sick. While we can’t guarantee any remedies, we can suggest that you start washing your hands with soap and water as often as you can. Just this simple, multiple-times-a-day practice can not only prevent you from getting sick, but also thwart others from falling ill. 

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So now that you’ve stepped up your hand-washing game, it’s quite likely your skin is a tad dried out from all that hot water. Keep your hands feeling soft and moisturized with some hand lotion. Below you’ll find the best-rated hand creams on Amazon; stock up on one or two or three of these popular brands, and make sure to keep one in your bag, one at home, and one at the office.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream 3-Ounce Tube, Pack of 2 for $10.95 on Amazon


Repair your dry, cracked, winterized hands with O’Keeffe’s hand cream. This 3-ounce size means you can throw a tube in your bag and keep one at the office.Buy Now

Eos Intensive Hand Lotion Vanilla Orchid, $1.99 on Amazon


Eos’ intensive hand lotion promises to keep hands moisturized for 24 hours. It absorbs into the skin quickly—without leaving your fingers greasy. One happy customer writes, “This magical lotion protects my hands from becoming chapped in the cold weather and from washing them so often! I find it extremely important to take care of my hands for work. EOS has my loyalty and I will absolutely be purchasing again!”Buy Now

Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream Fragrance Free, Pack of 3 for $13.32


For those who prefer creams without a fragrance, try Eucerin’s Advanced Repair. The formula helps repair dry skin, while giving plenty of moisture to fingers and hands.Buy Now

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $29 on Amazon


This creamy balm boasts shea butter, honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil, tucked into a stylish tube. It leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth, without any oil residues. A pleased customer writes, “A fantastic product for extremely dry hands like mine. It surpasses any other hand cream I’ve tried.”Buy Now

Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set, $12.99 on Amazon


While this is marketed as a gift, it certainly doesn’t have to be. The set comes with three hand creams: almond milk hand cream, shea butter hand repair cream, and lemon butter cuticle cream, plus a pair of cotton gloves.Buy Now

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Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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