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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-15-06 01:01 AM
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Recommend a hand lotion
Because I'm ready to give up on mine. My hands are dry, dry, dry and nothing is helping. I've used everything from body butter to curel on them, and I've got lotion everywhere, but it's not doing any good.

Help!
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-15-06 01:59 PM
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1. Arbordoun's Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream
http://www.mothernature.com/Shop/Brands/index.cfm/b/115...

I'm bummed that my grocer doesn't stock this anymore, and even Mothernature.com doesn't sell that 8 oz size any more. I think it's a great product, and I could use another jar of the stuff myself. Unfortunately, creams and lotions are considered nonessential purchases these days in my house.

It can be greasy/oily, but it works miracles on dry, cracking skin. My husband's hands get exceptionally dry and will crack to the point of bleeding in the winter, and this helped them to heal and to retain moisture. I used it as a night face cream and after a couple of weeks of use my skin glowed.
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 02:06 AM
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2. The blood coming from my hands says it's not non-essential....
They're cracking and bleeding, and will only get worse as the winter comes on. Better not to start out a long winter with chilblains.

I hope things improve for you real soon now!!!
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 08:32 PM
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4. Granny's trick: Have you tried vaseline and cotton gloves?
I think it's an old remedy - slather the hands with vaseline and put on a pair of close fitting cotton gloves, then go to bed. I'm not a big fan of vaseline, but I know it has its uses.

I hope your hands heal - they're the best tool we've got.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 05:06 PM
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9. Hey, I hadn't even read your post
And I suggested the same thing down thread. It really does work.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 06:33 PM
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3. Cetaphil Therapeutic hand cream
the best best best. on Makeup Alley (www.makeupalley.com, requires registration) 18 out of 18 reviewers (me included) would buy it again. comes two tubes to a box. i've stopped searching for the perfect hand cream.
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 02:54 PM
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7. Cetaphil is the best, imo...it's mild yet strong enough to me through
the winter. The face wash/soap is excellent also, extremely mild w/out causing dry skin.
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RaRa Donating Member (705 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-17-06 03:08 PM
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5. How about trying something different -
DH has the same problem in winter so in addition to all the humidifiers in our house, he ups his water intake drastically while a work.
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 01:48 AM
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11. I drink like a fish, water even.
Well, herbal, green and white tea, but I consume about a gallon and a half of water a day.

Humidifiers might be an answer... while I was canning, I had water boiling all the time, and my skin was very happy.

Thanks for the reminder!
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 08:33 AM
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13. I can't believe
I found someone who drinks more water than I do! I drive my husband crazy with all my bottles that I keep to refill. I drink a gallon a day. Originally I thought it would help me lose weight but at this age nothing seems to do that but I do have much better skin and I would bet our kidneys are pretty cool with it too.
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-17-06 05:33 PM
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6. If you can find Pacquin, you should try it.
It's been around for many years, not greasy and works great!
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 05:04 PM
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8. Moisturel
I have psoriasis and it is the most wonderful cream for hands and the rest of the body. Also, you may want to try Vaseline. After you get out of the shower or bath, immediately put Vaseline on your hands and then cover them with a cotton glove, it has really helped to smooth my feet.

Here's a link to the moisturel: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=16974&ca...
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 12:29 AM
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10. Have you tried Eucerin cream?
Not the lotion, but the super-thick cream that comes in a jar. Don't go for the actual name brand though--it costs an arm and a leg. You can get the same ingredients for around half the price by getting the store version that's available at CVS, Wal-mart and other such places. The cream is a bit greasy and takes a while to rub in but it's excellent. If you can put an extra dose on before bed and wear cotton gloves while sleeping it will help even more.

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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 11:58 PM
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12. neutrogena norwegian formula hand cream
it's heavy, but works!
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 11:17 PM
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16. Seconded
It works!
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 06:12 PM
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19. neutrogena is by far the best I've ever use .. just a dab
will go a long long way.

aA
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-27-06 06:56 PM
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14. CeraVe cream and/or lotion. It's kind of new. The dermatologist
recommended it. It's supposed to have more ceramides than any of the others. I've been using it and it really is good.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 09:46 AM
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15. Have You Tried African Shea Butter?
Edited on Tue Dec-12-06 09:46 AM by Crisco
I recently bought a small tub of the stuff at a street fair from a local seller, but it's all over the internet.

It has the consistency of cold, rough, butter (but it's not cold). It's super-thick with nutty fat that doesn't leave you feeling greasy.

I've been using it to get rid of extremely cracked heels that nothing was working on. Over the course of a month, they finally look normal again.

Look for African shea butter in as pure form as you can find it. A lot of the sellers on the internet put additives in it to smoothen it up and make it go further. It also shouldn't be that expensive. I paid $5 or $10 for 8 ounces.
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 03:53 AM
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17. LUSH's Dream Cream.
Looooooooooove it. Worth every penny. Only thing that works for me and husband.
http://usa.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/31?expand=Skincare
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 02:30 PM
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18. Crabtree and Evelyn Gardener's Hand Cream
is the ONLY thing I"ve ever found that does the job for me. It's in a rust colored tube.

And it has a lovely, herby scent as well.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 11:23 AM
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20. Fantastic stuff! Use it all the time. Aveda's Hand Therapy is good too. -eom
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 09:32 AM
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21. Johnson's Baby Lotion or 'Baby Magic'
Seriously. If it works for diaper rash, you know it's gonna do the job.

It works for me (I tan, also so I use it all over) and it's alot less
expensive than the frou-frou stuff.



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