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Top 5 Ultra-Moisturizing Lotions for Nurses

July 30, 2015

As a travel nurse, you will spend a lot of time washing your hands. Unfortunately, frequent hand washing can take a serious toll on the health of your skin; causing your hands to become dry, cracked, irritated and sore. One of the best ways to prevent this problem is by using a high-quality moisturizing lotion on a regular basis.

Fastaff’s favorite ultra-moisturizing lotions for nurses

1. AmLactin

AmLactin is a well-respected lotion brand that offers several different products designed to moisturize and protect your skin. Products suitable for travel nurses include AmLactin Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion, AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion and AmLactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream. The brand also makes a foot cream for nurses with dry or cracked feet.

2. Curél Intensive Healing

Curél offers a number of products to meet various needs. Products available from this brand include the original formula, a formula designed for rough skin, a formula designed for itchy skin and an ultra-healing formula for 24-hour protection. Both scented and unscented lotions are available.

3. Eucerin Intensive Skin Repair

Eucerin is another well-known brand that is ideal for nurses who wash their hands frequently. This brand offers both soothing products designed to repair damaged skin, as well as moisturizing products designed to protect your skin from future damage. This brand also offers face care products.

4. Jergens

Jergens offers many affordable products that can be effective for nurses. From daily moisturizers to overnight deep-moisturizing products, Jergens has something for everyone. Some of the most popular products available from Jergens include Soothing Aloe, Daily Moisture, Hydrating Coconut, Overnight Repair, Skin Smoothing, Skin Firming and Age Defying lotions. All of these products can be used on the hands and/or other parts of the body.

5. Nivea

Nivea offers products designed specifically for the hands. One of the best Nivea products for nurses is Nivea's Extended Moisture hand cream, which moisturizes the hands for up to 48 hours. This cream is ideal for nurses whose hands are already dry or rough, as well as those whose hands need to be protected from future damage. We also like Smooth Indulgence hand cream.

These are just a few of the products that can be useful for nurses who want to protect the skin on their hands from dryness and damage. Regardless of the lotion you choose, be sure to use it as directed for the best results. For more useful tips, consult Fastaff's other resources for travel nurses.

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