Colder weather means chapped hands and split fingers – painful but preventable with the right cream…

Three of the best hand creams for gardening

1 Citrus Hand Softener is a restorative blend of avocado, blackcurrant seed and coconut oils combined with shea butter. £15: www.nealsyardremedies.com

2 Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme is made with almond oil and vitamin E to moisturise and beeswax for protection. £9.99: www.burtsbees.co.uk

3 Hemp Hand Protector is a best-selling product that restores moisture and suppleness. £10: www.thebodyshop.co.uk