Red dry itchy drive you crazy winter hands?!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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 # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

The thing that annoys me the most about winter is static. I cant even touch my hair because it’ll stick out. And I get shocked almost every time I open a car door.

Post # 5
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ugh, I hate that too.  On the weekend DH and I were looking at snow shovels and did some other shopping.  All of that plastic was causing us to get shocked by everything – the shopping cart, the truck, etc.

Post # 8
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@lalalyanne:  Maybe our weather is just crazier here.  It was cold yesterday, and warmed up today.

I find coconut oil doesn’t sink in enough to do a great job of moisturizing, so hopefully the olive oil will give you some relief!

Post # 10
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7261 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I use hydrocortisone on the backs of my hands. It seems to help a little.

Post # 11
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2537 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I remember how chapped the tops of my hands were when I lived in the midwest.  They’d itch and burn.  Ugh.  I used Aveeno Intense Relief hand cream which helped but I did have to apply it a couple of times a day.

Post # 12
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@allyfally:  OMG static shock from the car is the worst.

@lalalyanne:  I have no advice unfortunately. I seriously have to wear gloves even if I plan on going out into the garage or my hands will be all red. I lotion every night before bed with Cetaphil (because there are no dyes or perfumes) and every morning. Every time I wash my hands during the day I lotion immediately afterwards as well. It sucks becuase I use a lot, but it does help to keep my hands from cracking and getting itchy.

Now I just have to get my husband to do the same. His hands feel and look like sandpaper. Ouch.

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