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    Super Dry Hands

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    I've never had this problem before and I'm not sure why it's happening now. I haven't changed anything, but I think I do wash my hands excessively now that we have a puppy. I use super moisturising soap with aloe vera and aveeno overnight lotion and have tried other hand moisturisers as well, but seems to wear off really quickly and my hands are back to being super dry. Any suggestions?
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    My only suggestion is to apply moisturizer right after washing your hands. If you're using hot/warm water, it's going to suck the moisture right out of your skin. You have to put it back with the lotion. I use cocoa butter all of the time. Not just on my hands either. As soon as I finish my shower, I lotion my skin. Never had a problem with dry skin unless I forget to do that.
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    Bag Balm -- or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZivaD View Post
    Bag Balm -- or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream
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    Quote Originally Posted by colry1607 View Post
    I've never had this problem before and I'm not sure why it's happening now. I haven't changed anything, but I think I do wash my hands excessively now that we have a puppy. I use super moisturising soap with aloe vera and aveeno overnight lotion and have tried other hand moisturisers as well, but seems to wear off really quickly and my hands are back to being super dry. Any suggestions?
    Don't use lotions. They have a lot of liquid in them and continue the drying effect as the liquid evaporates.

    My dermatologist told me to always use a cream. He highly recommends Cetaphil cream. Sold in a tub at Walgreen's, rite Aid or other pharmacies.

    I have used it about 2 years now and it works very well for me.

    Also try adding coconut oil and coconut milk to your diet.
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    Use a cream. Also get some overnight cotton gloves. You slather on cream, then stick on the gloves and sleep in them. If they get really bad, then use Vaseline or Aquafor.
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    Bag Balm -- or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream
    This is what I used when I had really dry hands from the Winter weather/bartending. After you get out of the bath/shower or soak your hands in warm water for about 5 minutes, pat them dry and rub the bag balm on your hands and cover them with cotton gloves. Leave this on for about an hour and this will definitely make a difference!

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    Thanks everyone! Does anyone know if you can purchase bag balm at the bx, we're stationed in England and I don't think they sell it here.
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    Aquaphor! They sell it basically everywhere, I used it when I worked in dialysis and had to wash my hands a thousand times a day. Nurses swear by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaaau View Post
    Don't use lotions. They have a lot of liquid in them and continue the drying effect as the liquid evaporates.

    My dermatologist told me to always use a cream. He highly recommends Cetaphil cream. Sold in a tub at Walgreen's, rite Aid or other pharmacies.

    I have used it about 2 years now and it works very well for me.

    Also try adding coconut oil and coconut milk to your diet.
    This! It does work better than the rest of the fancy lotions.
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