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Old 04-02-2020, 07:51 PM
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With all the handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, the skin on the backs of my hands has begun to feel very rough and dry.

Which ‘tried and true’ hand lotion would you recommend?


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Old 04-02-2020, 08:03 PM
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-Bag Balm, but takes awhile to sink in, so mostly I use before I go to bed
-Kiehls hand salve is good but pricey, so I use it sparingly
-Palmers cocoa butter lotion smells nice and is probably what I use the most
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:21 PM
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I find Aquaphor to be extremely helpful. It can remain a bit greasy for a little bit, so when I used it, I usually apply it before bed.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:51 PM
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Before bed, rub a layer of Vaseline Healing Jelly onto your entire hand (including the back and between the fingers). Then, put on a pair of cotton gloves or socks to help seal in the moisture. In the morning, your hands should already feel softer!
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Old 04-03-2020, 02:47 AM
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I’ve been using an oil infused lotion from Nivea and my skin feels great and is smooth and soft. I’m a heavy hand washer even normally.


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Old 04-03-2020, 05:45 AM
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Hand Cream. I’ve been using it faithfully. I like the container, not the squeeze tube, the tube seems stickier to me. DH doesn’t notice a difference.

It seems to work in well.
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:10 AM
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Hibiclens is the product used by patients and doctors to prep for surgery. It kills bacteria, but doesn't strip oils from your body. It's available at CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger. It's pricey, but worth it. DH uses it 2-3X weekly because he is susceptible to cellulitis. When he tells doctors this, they actually thank him for coming in "germ free".
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:41 AM
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Good thread! I'm sure I"ll be looking through here for suggestions soon too! Currently, l like the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil products.

Intensive hand cream (which I've never tried yet):
https://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/...ive-hand-cream

I've used the body butters, which are nice.

Body Butter:

$12 travel size:
https://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/...er-travel-size

$36 full size:
https://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/...il-body-butter

She also sells on QVC and Sephora too.
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:44 AM
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A huge thanks to all who gave their recommendations! I’ll keep the list of suggestions with me for the next time I make a grocery run.
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:12 PM
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There are some good recommendations above. My favorite is Aveeno Skin Relief. Rubs in, not too greasy. In the end, since you likely don't want to visit store after store to find THE perfect lotion or cream, any of the above will likely do just fine.

Also, do make sure that your soap is not too irritating. All soaps remove oils (that's their job!) but some seem to be irritating beyond that. You don't need an antibacterial soap and be careful around some "natural" ingredients that might be irritating to you. My oldest daughter, for example, gets really red hands (so I guess it's an allergy...) whenever she uses a soap with shea butter, which is fine for most people. You might want to try a lotion-y soap if you are using a clear one now. They usually have more moisturizers built in.

Don't go TOO hot with your handwashing water. Just a comfortable warm.

And, don't rub your hands dry, just pat them dry.


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Old 04-03-2020, 05:22 PM
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I LOVE Udder Cream (Brand name I think is Udderly Smooth)! I know CVS carries, but not sure who else does.

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