Softer Hands

Trinidad And Tobago
April 2, 2008 8:11am CST
Okay people of Mylot! Lol, that sounded weird, sorry. I have a small dilemma here. Since I started working my hands have slowly began getting rough and it isn't as soft as it used to be. I use the same lotions but it's a small welding and plumbing supplies store with the normal tools and nails, etc. Anyway, we wash our hands alot there and we do have our own lotion to put on afterwards. Yet my hands are noticeably feeling less and less soft. It really hit me that I need to do something about it when my boyfriend told me "What's wrong baby? you're hands are so rough, aren't you using the lotion?" Now, it isn't a specialized hand lotion per say cause I've never had this trouble before. We went to the cosmetics store and a girl told me instead of buying expensive hand lotions I could use normal lotion and put my hand in a plastic bag when I'm not doing anything. It gave me an idea to get gloves to do this but I was wondering if you all have any suggestions. I was also thinking of buying Avon's silicone glove lotion. I've never used it before but I've heard it's good.
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2 responses
@Candee (530)
• India
8 Apr 08
This is a problem but a little bit of consistency in applying moisturising lotion will help. They are so many good brands that offer good hand lotions and as you have mentioned use gloves while working. You can even massage fresh cream from milk with sugar granules after work when back at home. It acts very useful for me.
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Apr 08
Oooooh I never heard of the cream and sugar method. It sounds so pampering and lovely. Actually I came up with an idea last night. I'm gonna use the Avon gelled body oil and put on cloth gloves for it to just soak in overnight while I sleep. I have been using it and noticed that it stays moist in this way. Thank you for the response
@Candee (530)
• India
12 Apr 08
Great to hear that you have finally got an effective method. good luck!
@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
Get the silicone glove lotion and use it before and during work to protect your hands. Then get a hand scrub and use it everyday when you get home from work and then use a good moistureizing lotion that soaks into your skin rather than sitting on top of it like the silicone glove lotion does. If you are still not happy with your hands then use the gloves, like you said, with a thick layer of moistureizing hand cream under them at night when you go to bed. Put a hair elastic around your wrist and the gloves to keep the gloves from slipping off while you are sleeping, and getting lotion everywhere.
• Trinidad And Tobago
3 Apr 08
I do use Avon's Body Naturals lotion and it keeps my skin nice. I don't think my hands are used to such conditions. Before I started working there my hands were nearly always in water because I had alot of fishes and were constantly taking care of them. But my hands were softer than a baby's bottom. I was wondering what type of gloves to use? Should I buy the disposable kind or a cloth kind that I can wash and reuse? And I will try the silicone glove lotion when I go to the cosmetics store this weekend. I just hope they have it, I never asked before. Thanks for the help. I'll look into the hand scrub as well, but I'm not entirely sure I'll use that product.