Dry Chapped Hands

United States
March 21, 2018 12:25pm CST
This winter has taken a toll on my hands. They are so dry and chapped I don't know what to do. I've tried the old remedy of using Vaseline at night and putting my hands in socks but it still seems my hands are rough and dry. Do you have a method for solving dry, chapped hands?
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@jaboUK (54011)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar
I've always just used Nivea, and even when I was doing outdoor work my hands remained ok.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
22 Mar
I also use Nivea, I never have chapped hands.
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@jaboUK (54011)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar
@LadyDuck Another similarity between us Anna
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
22 Mar
@jaboUK My mother in law suggested to use Nivea and I always did.
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@rebelann (41467)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Mar
I used to have that problem all the time but since I started eating more salmon and sardines I've noticed I don't get it so badly anymore .... it could be that being home all the time helps as well. If you aren't too sensitive to the smell of vinegar I did notice that using vinegar on my hands also helped relieve the dryness.
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• United States
23 Mar
I never would have thought vinegar would help. I always have some on hand so I can give it a try. Thanks
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
21 Mar
I often put natural oils on my face, so as I have to put it on with my hands, the hands get a dose of the oils too! I use Argan oil, or Rosehip oil . . . but sometimes avocado, apricot kernel, or jojoba as well.
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@rebelann (41467)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Mar
I have heard that Alvocado oil is the best of them all have you noticed if that's true?
@amadeo (66054)
• United States
21 Mar
I use Cre Ve.For my whole body as I have very dry skin.Not chapped hands.You can use vaseline
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
22 Mar
I use hand lotion all the time. I haven't had dry chapped hands since leaving those winters behind.
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• United States
23 Mar
So maybe spending winter in Florida would work better for me ?
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
23 Mar
@Marilynda1225 My hands are as smooth as a baby's tush, so come on down!!!
@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
22 Mar
Exactly like Jabo, I use Nivea, every evening before going to sleep. It works for me.
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• United States
23 Mar
I'll have to get some Nivea my next trip to the store.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
23 Mar
@Marilynda1225 I always have Nivea in the bathroom cabinet.
@Kandae11 (37186)
21 Mar
Have you tried olive oil at night?
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• United States
23 Mar
Never thought of using Olive oil
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar
I'm a bit surprised the Vaseline isn't working. I rarely put anything on my hands and when I do it is just whatever hand lotion is nearby.
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@Starmaiden (5988)
• Canada
21 Mar
Drinking more water might help. Since Ive started a regimen of drinking 10 glasses of water a day, my skin stays soft and moisturized throughout the winter and it also helps with weight loss. :-)
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@snowy22315 (47383)
• United States
21 Mar
No, I just use hand lotion, but my feet could use some moisturizing. I saw some socks designed for feet moisturizing with come with all sorts of oils and lotions. It seems a little frivolous, but I bet they would be great.
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@kobesbuddy (46771)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Mar
I've found that Nivea Essentially Enriched body lotion works nicely.
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• United States
23 Mar
Nivea seems to be a popular solution here.
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@kobesbuddy (46771)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Mar
@Marilynda1225 I've used Lubriderm for many years, but it doesn't work as well, for my hands.
@Tampa_girl7 (25729)
• United States
22 Mar
As I've gotten older Vaseline no longer works for me either
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• United States
23 Mar
Wonder why? I'm finding the same thing
@shaggin (36924)
• United States
21 Mar
That’s my remedy is Vaseline with gloves at night. It must be very bad if that doesn’t work
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• United States
23 Mar
It works somewhat but not as good as it used to.
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@bunnybon7 (36548)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Mar
my mom used Jergens lotion with socks at night. i have heard Gold Bond is good also
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@Platespinner (16522)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Mar
Thankfully I haven't had a lot of problems with chapped hands in recent years (one advantage of no longer having babies and small children). My daughters, however, end up with terribly chapped hands this time of year from working at McDonalds and having to frequently wash their hands and work in the drive-thru. They use Bates Farm goat's milk lotion, which helps but doesn't end the problem.
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@Jessabuma (28893)
• Baguio, Philippines
22 Mar
Try using Cetaphil moisturizer as well or any moisturizer it will relieve your chapped hands faster.
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@jnesperos (295)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Mar
If I'm having that, I just usually apply some lotion and then it vanishes away
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@august18 (3089)
• Tunisia
21 Mar
I think you should try Vaseline. It works wonders in these cases.
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@jstory07 (67208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Mar
I use eucerin and they have cream and lotion. Both are good for dry chapped hands and skin.
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@JohnRoberts (57331)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Mar
I just use lotion.
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