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Old 12-12-2008, 08:36 AM
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After moving up to NC from Miami, my hands over these cold months have really dried up. I mean to the point where my skin is cracking and I'm getting cuts. I use Burts Bees hand balm at night but its not helping. Any other suggestions?? Thanks
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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I posted a thread a while ago and got some good responses. Check this.

//www.city-data.com/forum/fashi...dry-hands.html


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Old 12-12-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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After exfoliating in the shower, put on a intense moisturizer lotion. A thick, heavy lotion, not a "light" one. Something with Shea Butter works. The heavier cream lotion are often sold in a small "tub" as opposed to a bottle.
Then follow that with a little petroleum jelly. It helps to lock in the moisture. Don't get carried away with the petroleum jelly or you'll be sliding all over the place.
Make sure to apply the lotion when your skin is still damp from the shower or hand washing because washing strips your skin of it's natural oils.

I follow this regimen myself and my skin looks and feels pretty good.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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Warm Eucerin Dry Skin Cream in the microwave. Apply to hands. Put on soft cotton gloves.. Leave overnight.

Also, a weekly treatment of Mary Kay's "Satin Hands' would probably be a good idea. I love that stuff.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Also, Bag Balm is quite good. And Ace Hardware stores sell a workman's hand lotion that is really really good. Made for construction workers and the like. Not sure what the name is, but it should be pretty easy to find at any Ace Hardware.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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Also, Bag Balm is quite good. And Ace Hardware stores sell a workman's hand lotion that is really really good. Made for construction workers and the like. Not sure what the name is, but it should be pretty easy to find at any Ace Hardware.

My husband swears by it. I can't take the smell...
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Most of all, make sure you are well-hydrated. Drink lots of water.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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My mom gets very dry hands too and swears by Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion. My mom works in the OR so she often has to scrub in, making her hands even drier but she really likes the vaseline stuff. Staying well hydrated is another good tip - but that's not my mom's problem because she always has a bottle of water with her.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Go to a salon and get a parafin wax.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Bag Balm or Vaseline. Put it on at night and wear mittens to bed.

I hope you are eating right. Are you taking primrose and flax seed and fish oils? Always wear gloves when you clean the house.
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