(Closed) Need help with chapped hands!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Try cocoa butter lotion or shea butter lotion. Gold Bond Moisturizing shea butter is really nice for dry skin.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

neutrogena hand cream. it’s super concentrated and a lifesaver during the winter. it costs $4-5 at cvs or target.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

melt some Vaseline in a pot or microwave. then spread it on your hands and place them in plastic bags. Wrap a hair tie or rubber band around the wrist and let is sit like that for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with makeup remover.   Then start applying hand cream regularly.  Avon’s hand cream (comes in w white tube with blue top) is great for very dry hands. A little oily so its best right before bed.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Cocoa butter is great…Darling Husband uses the Carmex lotion and swears by it, too.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The only thing that works for me, is Aquaphor healing ointment. I use it on my hands and lips when they get chapped. This stuff is great!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What really works for me is sleeping in hand gloves with lotion underneath. I got them from a friend who bought them at mary kay.

Always wear gloves! Fiance doesn’t and his hands are awful

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was just staring at my hand because it’s a chapped mess, so thanks for this post.  Unlike you, my left hand is the one with the problem. 😉  I’ve been using cocoa butter without success and I’ve super sensitive to different lotions, but I may try the Aquaphor option!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have any luck with cocoa butter either (I am not sure why), and Aquaphor is a godsend, but can be really sticky, so I only use it before bed.  For during-the-day use, I swear by Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula hand cream.  It goes on just like Aquaphor, but sinks in right away and leaves my hands feeling super smooth and hydrated until I wash them.

If your hands are really bad to start – trying exfoliating first.  Just use a hearty face scrub all over your hands, or try lefeymw’s trick above (also works wonders!).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband has a physical job so in the winter his hands are ALWAYS chapped, cracked and bleeding. Until a coworker told him about Udder Cream. It’s still dry now but it is TEN times better than what it used to be. I make him remember to use that at least every 2-3 nights, regular lotion nightly and once a week or so he’ll cake that on and put gloves on.

Available behind the pharmacy counter altho it’s not prescrip.

He’s tried Aquaphor, Eucerin, etc all in the past.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

For a hand treatment, you might want to try Mary Kay’s Satin Hands. It’s a several step process, but it always does great things for me. If you go with just a heavy-duty lotion, think about adding exfoliating  your hands to your daily routine.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use a moisturizing soap and i put vaseline on my hands at night and wear gloves. It always does the trick. Kinda icky though.

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