Best Hand Cream

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  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Every winter I get those painful as hell cracks and splits all about my fingertips, knuckles, etc. I normally just live with it but this year I'm fighting back with liquid bandaid and need a good handcream to try.

    After doing some pvc plumbing repairs today I dumped some Acetone on my hands to remove the glue and whatnot :shocked:

    Normally I despise anything lotion-ey or creamy, but I gotta do something.

    First stab was Neutrogena Norweigan Formula.
     
  2. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    You can't go wrong with the stuff your using.

    If you want to try something else, try Eucerin. It's like white grease, but it works.

    If your anywhere close to a farm supply store, bag balm works great, too. Put it on before bed, and (this sounds weird, I know) wear light cotton gloves when you go to bed.
     

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    First off, I do not know much about hand cream. Try plain petroleum jelly, then put some cotton gloves over your hands before bedtime. A thrifty person might use socks. Then, there is a product called working hands, it's more of a paste. Either one should work over time.
     
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    I've been having the same problem. I've been using Udder Balm. Works like a charm
     
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    Bag balm is pretty nifty.....
     
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    Bag Balm is some good stuff. HH
     
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    Utter/Bag Balm. Both are good. The glove thing is a HUGE skin saver.
     
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    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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    Back when I was a workin' stiff I had lots of problems with my hands. The skin would dry out and crack and bleed. I found a product called Cornhuskers Lotion. The stuff is a miracle. I haven't needed or used it for nearly 10 years and I don't know if it is still made or available but if you can find it buy it! It is great! It is all absorbed into the skin and doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy at all.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
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    Yep, I used to use Cornhusker's, I haven't seen it in while. Good stuff. One thing I liked about it is it was water-based, if I remember correctly.
     
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    OLEDAVE What you said?

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    I was burned pretty badly several years ago. This is what the doctor told me to get. It is some good stuff. Not greasy and no odor. CVS has a cheaper "store" brand too.
     

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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    No farm supply stores nearby but I'm gonna check the True Value and Ace Hardware...maybe.

    Thx for the rec.

    Where does one get these cotton gloves for sleeping? I think the socks will make me like claustrophobic and I couldn't pick my nose.
     
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    CVS has them in the chick aisles. HH
     
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    You can buy it at Walmart for about 3 dollars.

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    I bought some Gold Bond today, but haven't used it yet. Man, I have gone through more lotion in the past few weeks than in my entire life put together.
     
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    If it's non greasy, go with Cornhuskers Lotion. If it requires something more and you can tolerate some greasiness, try a 97 cent sample tube of Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion from Wally World.
     
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    My hands get pretty dry and cracked doing farm work this time of year. I use corn huskers.
     
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    I close the painful cracks in my thumbs with Super Glue. Yelp...Super Glue. It is a lot like surgical adhesive. To treat the dryness...I use Nivea Cream...not Nivea Lotion. The Cream retains moisture in the skin better than the Lotion and lasts longer.