Olay works great! Even try putting vasaline on your hands too..and leave it on over night.
I have this too. What I do is take plastic(Not latex!) gloves, and I first put some Cetaphil lotion on my hands, a little extra than I use, and rub it in. After that, I put on the gloves and keep them on for 20-30 minutes. And put lotion on your hands after each time you wash them
My daughter has psoriasis and has cracked skin sometimes. The doctor told me to put either Eucerin or Cetaphil on her hands she uses it during the day as a hand lotion. At night I apply LOTS of lotion, and put a sock on them overnight while she sleeps. It really helps heal the skin and they are both over the counter.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment By Eucerin i also have horribly dry hands and this is the only things that has helped me i tried persciption creams that didnt do nothing for me but this seems to help alot i seen results within the first 48hrs if you wash your hands alot they even make a soap same brand and name check it out its worth a shot
COCO BUTTER LOTION REALLY WORKS, USE IT EVERYDAY
I also have very dry hands. I use lotion at least 5 times a day. I also put lotion on at night not rubbing it in totally, put on some disposable rubber gloves and leave them on all night. I do this every night. Alot of hassle but it seems to help some.
may be you should try the nivea caring lotion i use it it is indeed of great help it leaves your skin feather soft
First put vaseline on them and put white socks or if you can find them white gloves and sleep this way for several nights. Also, make sure to dry your hands after washing, very well. Also, if you are in water a lot check the detergent, it might be too harsh, try something new. Then after washing during the day use a little olive oil to rub into your hands and this will keep them moist, soft and repel water. Olive oil is also a healing thing. It is what we use to annoint people when we pray over them, the Lord used it for many things. It lowers cholesterol, heals, makes a great night cream for the face and feet also. Good luck.
Ouch... My suggestion is too make sure any lotion you buy is thick, not runny. Something that has worked for our family is bag balm, it is for cows udder's, it works wonders. You won't believe the difference it makes. Put it on at night before you go to bed. My dad had hands just like yours from being outside in the elements all the time. Look on the internet for it www.originaludderbalm.com or (I know this sounds silly) ask the vet. I am totally serious.
SHEA BUTTER works best, especically if you put a 100% shea butter salve on at night before you go to bed.
My mom was having the same problem and I got her someone Aveno products. Go look around at the pharmacy departments and see if there's anything that strikes your fancy. Every time your hands get wet, apply the lotion. Wear rubber gloves in you are in water and cleaners a lot, wear mittens or gloves when you go outside. Just keep slathering the lotion on them.
Ouch! No fun. I suggest Eucerin becuase it's very neutral, no heavy perfumes to irritate skin and excellent for dry cracked skin. I also use The Body Shop's Cocoa butter. It's a think creme that keeps my really dry skin moist. And smells wonderful--Hope it helps
Please don't think I am crazy, but I was in a very bad fire once. I had a lot of problems with my right hand. My Mother told me to rub Crisco vegetable shortning on my hands at night and sleep with gloves on my hand to allow the shortning to sink into my skin. It really worked.
Any lotion with vitamin E should provide instant results. if it gets worse/continues I would go to the doctor because your condition sounds extreme.
I have also dry hands but your case is severe. I just use a lotion Nivea or Jergens and it works well.
I presumed that you have see your doctors and you received already a lot of advice and medication. Your hands are very delicate and have some sort of allergy in some environment.
Depending on your work, you can try to make use of your hands lesser if possible especially when exposing your hands to becoming wet.
Sometimes the more that the hands are subjected to water or other liquid the more problems you get. Also try to avoid too much washing of your hands. If you use a lotion, the lotion will be removed if you frequently wash your hands. If there are nice disposable gloves available in the store, you can just adopt a style of wearing gloves every time until your hands have recovered but continue to avoid your hands from washing.
The drying of water in your hands affect your skin unless it's lotion or oil. I read this idea somewhere.
Try something called "Surgeon's Secret". The only place I know of to get it is on QVC. It's different than other things & it really works. It has, among other things, bees wax in it & it stays on your hands & protects them from water & whatever else. My hands were like yours, from very hard water. They were so dry they were cracking & bleeding & it stung & hurt really bad. Nothing else I tried seemed to really help much. If you call QVC, you can tell them the name of the product & they will look it up & you can order it & have it in a few days. I hope this helps. Good Luck!!!
dead sea salt and oil scrub. it will work wonders for your hands. use a thick lotion or body butter. something that has coco butter and shea butter.
First, go to a well stocked drug store chain and purchase Bag Balm (commonly used for chapped cracked cow's teats-hey whatever works right?), ALSO, in the drug store, they should have COTTON gloves (not latex, not rubber--COTTON). At bedtime, fill your sink or a large bowl with olive oil and water. Soak your hands for few minutes, blot dry gently. Then, smather your hands with the Bag Balm, put the gloves on, hop in bed, go to sleep. Do that for about a week and you should see a vast improvement. Hope it helps.
buy yourself some cheap surgical type gloves. Slather your hands with plain vaseline and slip the gloves on before you go to bed. Do this every night until your hands soften again.
then all you have to do after that is use a light coat of vaseline before you go to bed.
It washes off with regular soap
During the day - use a good quality hand cream whenever you think of it and definitely every time after you wash your hands.
gob a whole bunch of vaseline on your hands and then put socks over them do that for about 3 days and you will no longer have this problems. Do it at night when your sleeping.
Another good hand creme is Eucerin calming creme
mine were like that, now they are wayyy soft, but put some UNSCENTED lotion on them every night, scented lotion will hurt. thats wat i did now they are soft,, it works.
Olay quench works very good
Try using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, before bed. Mix your bathwater with several drops of Johnson's Baby oil. During the day make sure to use Nivea Skin Creme (the blue and white tube) or Johnson's Baby Lotion (pink bottle). Its probably due to dry cold winters or too much staying inside air conditioned rooms.
I have found that Vaseline lotion (not jelly) works extremely well. as my hand get dry from working with lacquer thinner, and other reducers like that, plus the harsh soaps I use to get that off. When you put the lotion on heavily, then put on either lite cotton gloves or loose plastic gloves so the stuff does not wipe off onto other surfaces(bedsheets and the like and wear them nightly. A couple days and you will see the difference.
I would suggest going to the doctor. But if that is not a possibility an over the counter product called hydrocortisone may help. Keeping your hands protected by using gloves as much as possible and using a good hand cream (perhaps one made with goat's millk) should help.
This is going to sound crazy but try coconut oil grease that is made for hair.Its sold in stores like Family Dollar.It works.
If it bleeds often you should think about seeing a doctor. Try Bag Balm...originally it was used for cow's teets, its sounds weird, but try this. A little goes a long way, put it on your hands every night and put old socks on your hands, or I suppose you could use surgical gloves. If it's just your fingers and back of your hands you could use it several times a day without getting it on your palms.
Eucerin cream or Curel sensitive skin formula.
Make lotion your favorite potion. Every time you wash your hands, put on a little moisturizer afterward, says Dr. Glaser. With every washing, youâ€™re removing moisture-encasing oils from your hands as well as dirt and grime. By applying a hand lotion, you replenish those lost oils and keep your skin from drying out. â€śFind a hand lotion that you like and keep it near your sink and in your purse or desk, so that you can apply it to your hands after each time you wash them,â€ť says Dr. Glaser.
Over-the-counter lotions do just fine, says Stephen Schleicher, M.D., co-director of the Dermatology Center in Philadelphia. He recommends any of the following for his patients: Alpha Keri, Aquaderm, Aquaphor, Complex 15, Curel, Cutemol, Dermasil, Derma Centre, Eucerin, Keri, Lubriderm, Oil of Olay, Pen-Kera, and UltraDerm.
Other Wise Ways
Soften your soaps. The harsher the soap, the more oils and moisture youâ€™ll strip from your hands. Dr. Glaser suggests that you wash your hands with a gentle hand cleanser such as Dove or Oil of Olay. These soaps contain emollients, which are agents that soften or smooth the skin.
Oil â€™em up. To buy a simple hand cream at the cosmetics department of your local department store, you might have to pay a small fortune. But just stroll down the vegetable oil aisle in the supermarket to find a hand moisturizer thatâ€™s just as good and a lot less expensive. Regular vegetable shortening like Crisco soothes cracked, dry hands, Dr. Glaser says. To get the most out of the oil, rub it over your hands at night before you go to bed. Then put on a pair of old gloves. Not only will the gloves save you from ruining your linens but also they will force the oil to penetrate your skin, she says.
Wear washup gloves, too. You often put your hands into terrible conditions: hot water, bathroom cleaners, ammonia, bleach. Protect them from the ravages of such harsh substances by wearing a pair of vinyl gloves with cotton liners. The vinyl outside keeps the water off your hands, while the cotton liner absorbs sweat so that your hands wonâ€™t get wet inside. Wear them whenever you wash dishes or use any other possible irritants such as chemicals and cleaning products.
Tap into water. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day, says Dr. Glaser. Dry hands are the result of a lack of moisture in the skin, so not drinking enough water may aggravate dryness in the hands.