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1/28/13 1:18 A

I buy coconut oil in a jar,it's great for every part of me..never breaks even my face out. For my hands and feet though it's aqauphor. It's hard for me to remember to use it nightly but if I do not I wake up to very dry skin right now..

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1/28/13 1:05 A

home made goat milk lotion!

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1/28/13 12:59 A

I've used bag balm and slather it on my hands before bed and put on gloves to seal in the moisture. It really works good!

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1/26/13 11:23 A

The AZ climate is DRY and my hands can prove it. Hand lotion and lots of it.

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1/26/13 11:13 A

I have patches of stress induced psoriasis. I have used many prescriptions and otc and have found that St Ives lotion with oatmeal and shae butter works wonderfully...reduces and eliminates itching. I keep it in both bathrooms and here at work. Apply to entire body but especially legs and arms and hands after every shower. Works like a charm and is inexpensive.

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1/26/13 10:32 A

Gotta admit, I never had this kind of problem when I lived in Texas, but once I returned to the midwest, back in full force! Had such PAINFUL cracks in my fingertips, especially thumbs & what finally healed them was googling & getting info to help.
I tried coconut oil, lotions, creams......finally settled on a triple antibiotic ointment along with the covering mentioned in the video. I think keeping them covered was the key. I'm allergic to the gum in bandaids, so I used gauze & paper tape, but THEN kept them covered with finger cots when at work or at other times when they needed the protection, sliding them up my fingers to give them air on a regular basis. Also, ALWAYS used rubber gloves over that & use them constantly now. After a week my two thumbs & two other fingers have felt WONDERFUL. Now I just use rubber gloves when washing dishes & cleaning, plus use a Nivea cream. Once healed, however, I think any oil or lotion would do.
Good luck, everyone, & here's to happy, supple hands! emoticon

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1/26/13 10:29 A

Almond oil helps....apply to damp skin after a shower.


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1/26/13 10:16 A

I also use Aloe Vera gel

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1/26/13 10:12 A

Don't take real hot showers.

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1/26/13 10:07 A

I use plain old Vaseline. About once a week I rub it into my face and neck, my feet, and hands. "Then I put white socks over my feet and hands, a towel on my pillow, and go to bed. I definitely feel and see a difference the next morning.

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1/26/13 9:22 A

I know this may be weird but I use castor oil, for those who don't know it is a laxative but it is a thick oil (taste awful) but I use it every other day on my skin. emoticon

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1/26/13 8:38 A

I use coconut oil at night (and a bonus is that I get to smell like vacation while it dries), and Cetaphil cream in the morning. It comes in a big tub and is AMAZING. I use Nivea on my hands about a gazillion times a day. My hands are SOOOO dry right now I can't even stand it!!!

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1/26/13 7:53 A

I use very rich body creams, Nivea body oil and petroleum jelly on my cuticles and hands. It absorbs better than you might think. I just wipe any excess of on a paper towel. Be sure and get the skin right around your nails multiple times per day to prevent hangnails.

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1/25/13 1:53 P

I use ShiKai Borage Therapy lotion after showering and I LOVE the stuff. I have super dry skin year around and it works like a charm, is very light, doesn't make me break out, etc.

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1/25/13 1:38 P

Mixing jojoba oil with my regular lotion really helps with my dry skin.

LOL@"like a lizard'

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1/25/13 1:28 P

If I dont use body creams im like a lizard

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1/25/13 1:00 P

You may be interested to know what my dermatologist recommends: only creams (She did okay body butter too.)

She says that many lotions evaporate too quickly and are actually worse for your skin than if you hadn't used anything to moisturize.

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1/25/13 12:56 P

Gloves in a Bottle
My friend says Aveeno works for her.

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1/25/13 12:55 P

I use Aquifor its made by Eucerin.

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1/25/13 12:51 P

I like Gold Bond Ultimate Healing w/ Aloe. & when my hands are really bad I lather my hands up at night & sleep with gloves on.

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1/25/13 12:50 P

coconut oil is really good for dry skin. look on line. I think you can make it into a cleanser too

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1/25/13 12:50 P

I use pure organic coconut oil on my skin (I also cook with it) - it's great and has no nasty chemicals in it.

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1/25/13 12:44 P

oh my goodness where is the spring!! it seems every year gets worse in the winter and as i get older my skin defently gets even more dry my hands especially are cracked and rough ive tried lotion winter body wash and nothing helps i also work with my hands and that doesnt help either i just cant wait for spring so i can have normal skin again!! i am allergic to dove products, so what do you recommend for dry skin as in body wash and lotion? thanks emoticon

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