Best lotion for dry hands? - page 4

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone uses any hand moisturizers that are really good. I am using vaseline intensive care and it just isn't doing the trick, as my hands are very dry and cracked, it... Read More

  1. by   Paws2people
    I love the homemade vegan kinds on Etsy. They come in a variety of scents. After using those, I'll never use store bought ones again.
  2. by   mclennan
    Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream or Weleda Skin Food are both way, way far above anything I've found at conventional drug stores. Because they're so powerful you use less. One small tube lasts me months!
  3. by   Bezoars
    A&D oinment works wonders for me. I need thick stuff....
  4. by   Fractal-5
    Eucerin cream is great at night for chapped hands. It's gentle on sensitive skin as well.
  5. by   beckyboo1
    I agree with Neutrogena hand creme. Apply at bedtime and by morning the cracks in my knuckles have disappeared and the ends of my fingers are soft again.
  6. by   brillohead
    For daily use, I prefer Gold Bond Ultimate Healing with Aloe. I have a tube stashed in my work bag, in my car, on my end table by the couch where I sit at home, and a small tube in my jeans pocket at all times in the winter.

    For extreme healing needs, I have sworn by Aquaphor for years -- just wear gloves over it at night, as others have said. I also use Aquaphor for any type of laceration or burn that is beyond the need for triple antibiotic ointment for infection needs -- heals up cuts and burns faster than I ever thought possible, and usually without any scar at all. I'm glad to hear that dermatologists are recommending it after surgical procedures now, too -- confirms what I've known since I discovered it in 2000.... this stuff works!

    And yes, they do still sell Corn Husker's lotion (for whoever was asking that) .... I see it at Walmart in the specialty lotion section.
  7. by   RNsRWe
    Holy MACKEREL! lol, if there's one thing we can learn from this thread, it's that there are a bazillion great moisturizing lotions out there! And what someone considers terrific, another one disliked entirely.

    Kinda like the "What are the Best Nursing Shoes" and "Which Stethoscope Should I Buy" threads, it's safe to say "What is the Best Hand Cream?" is about as conclusive
  8. by   Libby1987
    For cracked skin? Corona ointment with lanolin and petroleum. It's actually sold in feed stores. Otherwise a tube of unscented rich hand cream between hand washing.
  9. by   noyesno
    I enjoy a lotion called Helping Hands by Lush. It's muy bueno.
  10. by   gulfgirl72
    This may not be ideal while at work because it is a bit oily, but have you ever tried organic coconut oil? Maybe you could use it at night when you are at home? Just get a glass jar and add 2 tablespoons to the jar and mix it up with a spoon to help it dissolve if it is in a solid form. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil for a wonderful and relaxing scent. Coconut oil is a natural antifungal and can be ingested ( I cook with it) and used all over your body. So many lotions have toxic ingredients that are not safe. Coconut oil is totally safe and very effective on dry skin. I hope this helps.
  11. by   Twinmom06
    something else my dad swears by is regular olive oil. He puts it in a bath in the winter for horrendously dry legs
  12. by   DoGoodThenGo
    During the day: Avon Silicone Glove, the old formula if you can find it.

    At night the same thing our grandmothers did: before bed slather on any good lotion or cream, more greasy the better and slip on a pair of white cotton gloves. You can find "sleep gloves" still in some old stores on even online such as eBay. Personally just use any old fashioned white gloves (hint; raid your grandmother's or older aunt's drawers or other stash. *LOL*)
  13. by   TriciaJ
    Didn't read through all the posts, but did anyone mention sugar scrub? Put some white sugar and oil (almond or sesame are great) into an old cosmetic jar. Scoop out some of this on your dry hands and rub them together like you are washing them. Then rinse your hands under running water. Your hands will be soft and smooth with no oily residue. They will feel great. You can also put some essential oil into the mixture for added aromatherapy. Lavender is very soothing.

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