Help for dry hands?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Buy a plain tub of vaseline. Rub some into your hands until it is absorbed. Then put more on — Thickly. Really lay it on. Do this immediately before bed time and put cotton socks over your hands.

The next morning your hands will be super soft.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

L’Occitane shea butter hand creams

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Concentrated Cream

Buy an oil and rub that in before bed… then add some hand cream on top

Glysomed/Herbacin handcreams are good for sealing moisture in

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Johnson & Johnson baby cream, the stuff that comes in the pink bottle.  That stuff is amazing.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@heathaah:  Corn Huskers Lotion. It’s great for winter hands. It’s not greasy like regular lotion and that’s what I love about it. Smells good too.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@heathaah:  exfoliate to get rid of the dead skin that will otherwise prevent moisturizer from soaking in, then apply something that absorbs really well,like grape seed oil. After 15 min or so, apply a thicker occlusive barrier like vaseline as a PP stated. SkinCeuticals makes a hydrating b5 mask that is amazing too. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Commenting to follow!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

The Vaseline body lotions are great.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Future_Mrs_Dr_I:  +1 I do something similar.

From an old thread:

Use an oil that absorbs like olive with either sugar or salt and massage it into your hands.  Rinse off and pat dry with paper towel.  Add another small amount of the oil and massage in if needed.  Allow it to soak in for a little bit.  Then use something thicker to protect, like a thick barrier cream or coconut oil.  You can slip on some gloves as well before sleeping.

Always wear gloves when you go outside!

It’s easier to prevent this than treat it when it’s already happened, but I don’t think it’s going to be consistently cold yet.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

@heathaah:  I am a hairdresser and I swear by O’Keefe’s Working Hands!!! I am in and out of water and chemicals all day and my hands stay soft and don’t crack much. Aveda Hand Relief is really good too, that smells better than working hands but is much more expensive. Worth it though!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Gly Miracle Skin Humectant

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Straight coconut oil or olive oil. It is better and healthier than anything else you can buy. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Coconut oil all the way. Regardless of what product you use, make sure to moisturize after every hand wash, after the shower, and throughout the day.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I also love coconut oil for my dry hands!!

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