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Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by BogleMelon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 am

Since I am asking an advice about an over-the shelf product, I hope the thread doesn't considered as "seeking medical advice" and gets locked out
During the winter my hands becomes so dry so that it bleeds if not hydrated by something. I currently use O'Keeffe's Working Hands, and sometimes I use Vaseline (both works but leave a greasy layer that lasted a while), but was wondering if there are other better products out there that is for men (i.e: no odor). I prefer products with no alcohol too... Thanks
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Post by soitgoes2 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:28 am

I have similar issues compounded by excema. On my desk right now is yes to coconut restoring balm. I find it to be great although can leave your hands a little greasy. I have also had success with creamy petroleum jelly which for me absorbs into my skin much faster than vaseline.

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Post by deikel » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am

Neutrogena fast absorbing hand cream applied to your hand over night - works for me every time, just make sure you really only applied a SMALL dab every day and distribute thoroughly - bottle lasts forever...
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Post by lazydavid » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:38 am

My Father-in-Law uses CeraVe. He tried O'Keefe's Working Hands but didn't have as good of results.

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Post by blmarsha123 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 am

I've had success with Kiehl's (Ultimate Strength Hand Salve). Neutral odor, however, does contain alcohol. Liberal use is the key for my dry hands.

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Post by Sandtrap » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:40 am

Turning up the humidifier in the house helps a bit. But I have a similar problem in winter because of the dryness.
I have chemical and smell issues. Are there any that are zero fragrance and solvent free?
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Post by Rupert » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:49 am

Burt's Bees hand salve is good but does have an odor. At night, try putting Aquaphor on them at bedtime. It's similar to Vaseline but less odor. Both (Aquaphor and Vaseline) are so greasy that I wouldn't want to use during the day. Both will stain your clothes as well.

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Post by WannabeEarlyRetiree » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am

At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot

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Post by ResearchMed » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:02 am

WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
You beat me to it.

Plain old, cheap, greasy Vaseline is like magic on chapped, irritated hands.

But online at CVS (maybe in the store) they sell cotton gloves, quite cheap.
Slather the goo on, put the gloves on, and Nighty Night...

This is like dynamite for me in the winter.

DH makes fun of me, but if I can generate some laughs for him, all the better :happy

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Post by p0nyboy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:07 am

Ive never seen any product work better than o'keeffe's working hands. That stuffs a miracle in a bottle. Not to mention it doesnt leave that oily/greasy feeling on your hands.

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Post by bogglizer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:09 am

I use the hand creme from l'occitane. Comes is a big metal tube for just short of $30.
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Post by Silk McCue » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:10 am

Miracle Hand Repair is a product I can highly recommend.

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Post by Sandtrap » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:14 am

Is there something that doesn't feel greasy or oily?
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Post by WhyNotUs » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:18 am

Corn Husters is oil free
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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:21 am

FraggleRock wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:08 am
http://www.bagbalm.com

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You beat me to it.

Good product, I can't remember if it has an odor or not.

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Re: Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by MDfive21 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:29 am

Burt's Bees | Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
Burt's Bees | Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream

i've used all of these and seen major improvement with each.

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:35 am

deikel wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am
Neutrogena fast absorbing hand cream applied to your hand over night - works for me every time, just make sure you really only applied a SMALL dab every day and distribute thoroughly - bottle lasts forever...
This. I use Neutrogena on my hands in the winter when they get dry and my fingertips crack. Works great, and a little goes a long way.
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Re: Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by Isabelle77 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:35 am

Olive oil!

Sounds greasy but if your hands are really dry they will soak it right up. Just a drop works better than my whole drawer of expensive creams. Only downside is your hands smell like olive oil :D

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Post by nativenewenglander » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:53 am

My wife swears by this stuff. Gramp Lyford's Country Salve, I know it was developed by two pharmacists. My wife has a nerve condition and her one hand doesn't sweat, so it's always dry and cold.

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Post by aristotelian » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am

WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
+1, Aquaphor/Eucerin or the generic equivalent. I use the stuff habitually, and not just at night.

I also have terrible eczema in the winter and this is the only stuff that works.

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Post by lesterburnham » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:01 pm

Also suffer from extremely dry hands during winter and have found Gold Bond hand cream to be very effective

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Post by KlingKlang » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:06 pm

Cetaphil moisturizing lotion. Fragrance free but does contain alcohol, pretty good as far as non-greasy . Costco used to have it on sale pretty frequently.

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Post by renata » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:14 pm

ResearchMed wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:02 am
WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
You beat me to it.

Plain old, cheap, greasy Vaseline is like magic on chapped, irritated hands.

But online at CVS (maybe in the store) they sell cotton gloves, quite cheap.
Slather the goo on, put the gloves on, and Nighty Night...

This is like dynamite for me in the winter.

DH makes fun of me, but if I can generate some laughs for him, all the better :happy

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:58 pm

My husband has this problem lately, I suggested Aveeno Eczema Therapy moisturizing cream. Steroid and fragrance free. We got ours from Costco.

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Post by MWormwood » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Glysomed.

No odor, works great, and gets fully absorbed in a couple minutes so it's not greasy and you don't need to put socks over your hands. I haven't tried O'Keeffe's, but Glysomed works way better than the handful of normal moisturizers I've tried before.

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Post by Raymond » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 pm

Sandtrap wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:40 am
Turning up the humidifier in the house helps a bit. But I have a similar problem in winter because of the dryness.
I have chemical and smell issues. Are there any that are zero fragrance and solvent free?
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Perhaps this might work for you?

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Post by lthenderson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:01 pm

Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:21 am
FraggleRock wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:08 am
http://www.bagbalm.com

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You beat me to it.

Good product, I can't remember if it has an odor or not.

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Re: Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by FreeAtLast » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:12 pm

Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion. It ain't fancy nor is it expensive. However, it is perfumed.
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Post by mouses » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 pm

Neutrogena Fragrance Free Norwegian Formula Hand Cream not to be confused with the perfumed variety. I use it at night before bed on various dry areas it is too heavy for daytime.

A few months ago I switched from eating butter to Olivio butter substitute which is largely olive oil. My skin improved quite quickly.

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Post by whatusername? » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:25 pm

I use Crabtree & Evelyn's ultra-moisturizing hand therapy. Thick lotion but not greasy or slimy. I don't know if they make it not perfumed, but I'm usually pretty fragrance-sensitive and the verbena doesn't knock me out.

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Post by mancich » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:32 pm

I use Aveeno and love it. No greasy feel and absorbs well. I've found the Equate brand to be almost as good and it is inexpensive too.

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Post by Sandtrap » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Raymond wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Sandtrap wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:40 am
Turning up the humidifier in the house helps a bit. But I have a similar problem in winter because of the dryness.
I have chemical and smell issues. Are there any that are zero fragrance and solvent free?
j :D
Perhaps this might work for you?

Vanicream™ Moisturizing Skin Cream
Thanks. Will check it out.
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Post by TerryDMillerMBA » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:00 pm

Vegetable glycerin.

Natural
Relatively inexpensive
Relatively odorless

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:05 pm

aristotelian wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am
WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
+1, Aquaphor/Eucerin or the generic equivalent. I use the stuff habitually, and not just at night.

I also have terrible eczema in the winter and this is the only stuff that works.
+2 - Eucerin
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Post by ResearchMed » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:11 pm

mouses wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 pm
Neutrogena Fragrance Free Norwegian Formula Hand Cream not to be confused with the perfumed variety. I use it at night before bed on various dry areas it is too heavy for daytime.

A few months ago I switched from eating butter to Olivio butter substitute which is largely olive oil. My skin improved quite quickly.
Did you ever use Vaseline?
Is this Neutrogena ("too heavy for daytime") something that will muck up my hair as I turn over in bed, grab the pillow (all while totally asleep, so not controllable), etc.?

Even if I still need the gloves, it might be worth trying.
But I can't imagine anything that works better than the Vaseline. For some reason, it seems to have restorative properties, like a cut or nasty hangnail is just *gone* in the morning. A friend told me that ages ago, and I waited a long time to try it, but wow... amazing.
But... gooey...

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Post by jadedfalcons » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:36 pm

I sell O'Keefe. I sell balms. I sell fancy schmancy lotions.

This one is what I use. It's cheap. Doesn't smell. Not greasy. It WORKS.

http://manentail.com/products/hoofmaker/

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Post by InMyDreams » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:09 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:05 pm
aristotelian wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am
WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
+1, Aquaphor/Eucerin or the generic equivalent. I use the stuff habitually, and not just at night.

I also have terrible eczema in the winter and this is the only stuff that works.
+2 - Eucerin
+3 Eucerin. Eucerin combines water with the emollients to hydrate the skin and seal that hydration in. It is fragrance free. It does contain lanolin.

Water alone (showering, washing your hands, etc) removes moisture from your skin. One trick you might try: moisturize with whatever product you use when you get out of the shower/bath.

If your hands must be in water - can you wear gloves? This will also help protect your nails.

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Post by InMyDreams » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:17 pm

Something I've seen recommended for dry, cracked feet: Amlactin - should work on hands, too.
https://www.amazon.com/AmLactin-12-Mois ... B000TTPZQ6

They sell it at Costco, too. Made my feet itch, but others swear by it.

Combination of products, used at different times of day? I like Eucerin because it lasts thru several immersions in water. Maybe a different product when you've finished with work.

Do you see a dermatologist?

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Post by 4nursebee » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:20 pm

When I work I wash hundreds of times a day with ETOH.

Winter bothers me some, I mix simple moisturizers with vaseline, maybe a teaspoon of each. One helps, one protects.
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InMyDreams wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:17 pm
Something I've seen recommended for dry, cracked feet: Amlactin - should work on hands, too.
https://www.amazon.com/AmLactin-12-Mois ... B000TTPZQ6

They sell it at Costco, too. Made my feet itch, but others swear by it.

Combination of products, used at different times of day? I like Eucerin because it lasts thru several immersions in water. Maybe a different product when you've finished with work.

Do you see a dermatologist?
I use Amlactin, but not for dry/cracked hands. It was recommended by a dermatologist.

I had (past tense!) very rough skin, especially on the back of my upper arm, which seemed strange (but turns out not to be - it's just not something people tend to discuss over cockails or after symphony :shock: ).
Several years ago, while getting a full body check by a dermatologist, I pointed it out to him.
In his office waiting room, he had all sorts of display cases with custom lotions and potions, so I knew where this was heading, but nothing I had tried had worked.
(Also, our previous dermatologist, whom we both loved, changed her practice to something like aesthetics under some other title, and no longer could/would take any insurance. That meant it would be out of network and sky high, leaving us with huge costs for any visit, after small insurance reimbursement. So it seems to be a trend around here...)

He stunned me by saying, "Oh, that can be taken care of by AMVLRTKJRIN". "Huh?" I replied.
He wrote it down for me :D

I didn't think it would really do anything, and as DH and I left, we wondered why he didn't even try to sell us any of the fancy jars/bottles. Still don't know.

But the Amlactin... amazing all over, in addition to doing some serious magic on the specific problem with the back of my arms.
(It's available in large bottles, and also in tiny ones which are perfect for travel.)

But I've not found it to do for my hands anything like what Vaseline does.

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Post by InMyDreams » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:37 pm

4nursebee wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:20 pm
When I work I wash hundreds of times a day with ETOH.

Winter bothers me some, I mix simple moisturizers with vaseline, maybe a teaspoon of each. One helps, one protects.
At my work place, we use Avagard - the one with emollients. Hands seem to tolerate it quite well, better than the same number of times with soap and water.

They tried a different version, without the emollients. The Employee Health Nurse had a busy few months till they switched back ;)

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Post by ImUrHuckleberry » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 pm

+ 4 Eucerine

We use it for my daughter's dry hands every winter.

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Post by shorty313 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:18 pm

+5 Eucerin. I told my boss about it about a dozen years ago and he still thanks me for it.

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Post by Dottie57 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 pm

FraggleRock wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:08 am
http://www.bagbalm.com

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I lather this on my hands at night and put cotton gloves on . Heals my hands right up after a few days up to a week.

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Post by Sandtrap » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:51 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:05 pm
aristotelian wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am
WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
+1, Aquaphor/Eucerin or the generic equivalent. I use the stuff habitually, and not just at night.

I also have terrible eczema in the winter and this is the only stuff that works.
+2 - Eucerin
Is that the "advanced repair" or "original"
Does it smell?
Is it oily?

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Post by rosylenm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:07 pm

Bag balm and gloves overnight works well with slightly medicinal odor.

Vanicream also works pretty well too, a little greasy but keeps skin moist.

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Re: Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by InMyDreams » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:33 am

Sandtrap wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:05 pm
aristotelian wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 am
WannabeEarlyRetiree wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am
At night, liberally putting tons of Vaseline or aquaphor onto the hands, then put on socks onto the hands and leave it on till morning (so not to stain the sheets). I do this when my hands feel super dry and it helps a lot
+1, Aquaphor/Eucerin or the generic equivalent. I use the stuff habitually, and not just at night.

I also have terrible eczema in the winter and this is the only stuff that works.
+2 - Eucerin
Is that the "advanced repair" or "original"
Does it smell?
Is it oily?

thanks
j :D
Original Eucerin. Use sparingly, and rub in thoroughly - I usually also rub my greased hands across my legs or arms with what doesn't rub in to my hands. Of course, if you try it at night, use generously.

I dislike lotions - I feel like they leave my skin slick, and that the first time I wash my hands it washes off.

Fragrance free.

I haven't figured out aquaphor - apparently a generic form, but I think from the same company? Eucerin original is pricey, but a container lasts a long time.

If you have cracks in your skin - what about sealing them with Liquid Bandage or NuSkin?

Hmm, just remembered that my father's MD remarked on the cracks in his hands and instructed him to moisturize. He started using Eucerin and they started to heal. Personally, I would both seal and moisturize.

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Re: Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by SittingOnTheFence » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:57 am

I hate the 'feel' of amlactin but it really does a great job on my heavily chapped elbows. For my hands I use Eucerin at bed time because it is so greasy. Maybe I use too much. Throughout the day I use a tiny bit of Lubriderm which provides just a tiny bit of relief w/o being overly greasy. For my heels I use bag balm. I'd probably use bag balm all the time if it wasn't so greasy. I live in the very dry high desert and my fingers are always cracking and bleeding, especially in the winter.

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Re: Please suggest a dry hands product

Post by InMyDreams » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:06 am

I don't think anyone has mentioned Cetaphil - use it instead of soap. The cleanser that is.
https://www.amazon.com/Cetaphil-Gentle- ... aphil&th=1
I think I understand that you just apply and wipe off - no water. But check directions to be sure.

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