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Thread: Any remedies?

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    Senior Member patimint's Avatar
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    Does anyone else have this problem? I have been rearranging my stash and my hands get so dry after handling the fabric. I use hand cream AFTER I am through with the fabric. I have also noticed that my fingernails get dry and brittle after handling fabric & then they start breaking. Any good remedies?

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    The same thing happens with handling paper, the fabric and paper absorb the oils in your skin.

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    you might try to find lotion that is alchol free. i hand serve drying and it always hurt when i put lotion on.

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    Add afew drops of caster oil to your hand lotions. Really add moisture to your hands or body.

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    It's the sizing in the fabric. Used to work as a cutter at Joann's and my hands were a mess! The only solution is to pre-wash your fabrics.

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    Mine would get really bad, so I had to start washing my fabric as soon as I get it home. I also use Udder Cream regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    Mine would get really bad, so I had to start washing my fabric as soon as I get it home. I also use Udder Cream regularly.
    That stuff is so good for almost everything!!!!

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    yes ma'am a product call aquafour walmart sells it. I have the same problems when I piece tops. doctor advised me to purchase some and boy does it work.

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    I wash my hands frequently at the blood bank, wear gloves but they still get dry. I keep a bottle of HoofMaker with me at all times and everyone who wants it can use it. Works well for me.
    I even put it in pretty containers at home and use it all the time.

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    I hear you on this, the skin on my thumb is actually peeling off! Not an attractive look!

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