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What is you favorite way to fight dry hands?

I'm having a hard time keeping my hands from drying out this winter. Washing my hands and the dry air is really doing a number on them. What is your go-to way to keep your hands nice and moisturized?

I'm already using a moisturizing, non-antibacterial soap and some heavy-duty lotion in the morning after my shower. Thanks!

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Asked by mama3ks97 at 7:45 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • It's not the most comfortable thing in the world to do but a trick that I found is to do some serious coating with lotion and then put on gloves.  It always seemed to make my hands softer.


    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:47 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Eucerin plus Intensive Repair -- mine get so red and chapped they sometimes crack in places. I found this and it is SO amazing...I normally put it on in the morning and when I go to bed. :)

    Answer by RentaMom at 7:49 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i love aveeno's oat lotion stuff, it's the bomb!

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:49 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I'm always washing dishes, the girls hair. My hands are forever in water, but using Vaseline cocoa butter petroleum jelly really works for me. Just a small dab will revive your hands.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 7:49 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Aveeno is good too.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 7:49 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I don't use soap, I use gentle cleansers, then lotion after washing.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 7:50 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I use Aveeno during the day and a little bit of vaseline at night. 


    Answer by elizabr at 7:52 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • If you want cheap & effective, Crisco (or any plain vegetable shortening) slathered on your hands & cover with a cotton sock or cotton gloves (must be cotton b/c it breathes). Do this right before bed, then clean your hands off in the morning if needed and they will be soft.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 7:52 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i have been using jergens overnight repair lotion multiple times a day, after almost every time i wash them. i am almost ready to coat them in vaseline and put gloves on for an overnight.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 7:55 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • What kind of "gentle cleansers"?

    Comment by mama3ks97 (original poster) at 8:12 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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