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Thread: What Do You Use for Dry Hands?

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    Cetaphil - not creasy - no fragrance - recommended by my dermatologist as a good general moisturizer - found at many stores as CVS and COSTCO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I use Gold Bond hand lotion....there's no alcohol so you don't get that rebound thing. I was going thru way too much lotion before this. The plus for this --------my fingernails are growing for the first time in my life!!!!!!!!!
    I love the Gold Bond Ultimate Healing with Aloe. I am sensitive to the anibacterial soap. It makes my hands crack and bleed. Ouch!So I also switched to Dove Deep Moisture body wash instead of regular soft soap for my hands. It is amazing the difference. My mom even switched to the combo when she was caring for my dad before he died. Her hands quit bleeding, too and healed up.

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    i use some stuff i got that is breastfeeding moms.. my hubby got it for me when we had our youngest son but i never needed it. works pretty good. i think it's probably similar to the 'udder cream' someone else already mentioned.

    http://www.lansinoh.com/products/hpa-lanolin

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluekrissyspikes
    i use some stuff i got that is breastfeeding moms.. my hubby got it for me when we had our youngest son but i never needed it. works pretty good. i think it's probably similar to the 'udder cream' someone else already mentioned.

    http://www.lansinoh.com/products/hpa-lanolin
    This is just about pure lanolin. And I know you're right! It's a natural ingredient for using on hands and feet that dry out and crack. You can't find much better than this

    8-)

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    Diabetic hand cream works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster
    On the Dr. Oz show, someone suggested cream or lotion with Vitamin C(ascorbic acid)for collagen repair - I can't find any anywhere. It was supposed to be at the Dollar store, but not the ones here...any suggestions?
    I saw that too, but haven't gone looking for it. I sure could use some collagen repair, LOL

    jacqstash ... Hmmm Cetaphil lotion for a moisturizer? Never heard that b4, but I do use it nightly as a mild face cleanser, it IS gentle on the skin.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Get yourself a pair of those white cotton gloves (at a theater supply company). Pour some extra virgin olive oil into your hands and rub it in (elbows, too), especially into your nails. Put the gloves on and sleep with them. At first it feels strange, but you'll get used to it. It soaks in pretty quickly, so you won't get your sheets and blankets all oily.

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    Aveeno hand lotion for extremely dry skin----it works--I have tried everything else and either it does not work or is way too greasy---I can put this on and work with fabric immediately and none comes off on the fabric---no more dry hands, feet, etc in the winter or any other time for me.

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    Several brands make a variety with Collagen & Vitamin E, but your problem sounds more serious than just dry hands. Please consider a collagen-Vit C-Vit E-Vit D3 supplement. Anything that would strengthen your immune system would be beneficial. Try leaving off all oils except olive oil, coconut oil, and butter for a while, and see if that helps. We all have too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3. Probiotics might also be helpful. A hand problem is not just a hand problem - it's a whole-system problem.

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    I'm so glad to see this discussed. I have psoriasis, or exzema, my Doctor hasn't made up his mind. Anyway, a friend gave me some psoriasin which has coal tar in it. It works real fast to clear up the cracks. I'll try some of these creams too. Thanks for bringing this up.

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    Ok, apologies in advance if I repeat...havent read the whole thread...but I use Burts Bees Beeswax and Bannana Hand cream, or hand salve (which is more oily, but works well) and then I put gloves on overnight. I have really dry cuticles and knuckles from so much gardening.

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    I have Sjorns syndrome and also must be careful of hangnails so I do do get lymphodemia. I have used Aveeno, Eucrin, and Jergens but the best is Bed and Bath Shea Butter hand cream. Kinda pricey but it keeps the cuticles soft.

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    I have to have a prescription lotion specially made up. It's worth it. The name has rubbed off from so much use but your doctor may have some idea.

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    I swear by Gold Bond Ultimate Healing with aloe. Works when nothing else does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kso
    Avon's silicone glove hand cream.
    Yes, that is a great product! Another (no, this isn't an Avon one) is Gold Bond Healing Lotion. My DH uses on his extremely dry feet. Oh, another good Avon product is the Moisture Therapy Intensive lotion.

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    Mary Kay Satin Hands treatment always gets my vote!

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    I just bought the Eucerin Aquaphor at Walgreen's and it feels heavenly!! It needs to be massaged in real well, but it's great.

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    You can buy ascorbic acid in the grocery store, it's called Fruit Fresh but it is pricey so just buy cheap vitamin C tablets (ascorbic acid) and crush them to a powder, add a little water to make a paste and add to the hand cream. It makes a great facial!

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    I use (Naturally Nancy`s) uncented, ingredients___beeswax,mineral oil,borax,water.My fingers used to crack and bleed. I use it every day, hands and feet. Perfect. I have told several people about it. It`s a miracle cream for me. I purchase it at Indian Head Co_ Op, Stephenville, NL. Made in Nova Scotia

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell
    Here is a link to a home made hand cream for quilters. You can play with the formula to get something that really works for you. The names of the various products refer to a Canadian drug store brand but you can use your local drug store brands of ingredients.

    http://quilt-knit-run-sew.blogspot.c...-quilters.html
    Thank you for the link. Is it alright if I share with my quilt friends too?

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