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Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

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Caroline
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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby Caroline » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:44 pm

littlesez wrote:What did you end up trying last year ? The african black soap is devine !


I can't remember but I know it didn't work. I've only ever tried black soap in bars so I'll see what the liquid is like.

@JabberJabber I bought some fingerless gloves (with the flaps on to make them into mittens) from Sainsburys for £3.50 this week. That way, when I lose one, I won't feel too bad!

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby LynniferT » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:58 pm

I suffered from really bad dry skin on my hands til a work collague suggested atrixo (comes in either a blue or green tub) a little goes a long way and it sinks in quickly too :)

I tried cj's lotion and it was too greasy, i also tried a barrier cream called magic gloves (i think?) and that was pants too... Atrixo is fab for me :)

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby Sunset » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:10 pm

We make our own blend of shea butter, coconut oil & avocado butter. The kids use it all over their bodies, I put it in V's (afro) hair as a scalp rub and moisturiser, Dh likes it on his hands too. I get it all from Akoma and then V and I melt them altogether over a bain-marie. We experimented with Cocoa butter instead for shea butter this time but it's not quite so moisturising but easier to apply.

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby aimeet » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:15 pm

Jojoba is great too, closest oil to skins natural oil. Maybe melt together with sunset's mix and you have a great all over butter. Maybe whip it together so its smoother and not so hard iyswim.

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby eviesmummy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:18 pm

Really good thread - my hands are awful at the moment, cracked and sore and Neutrogena hasn't done anything so far! Will have a look at other options that have been recommended :)

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby Connie_334 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:28 pm

I find Nivea Q10 age defying hand cream the best "off the shelf".

Think I need to get some new soap just for me though to get me through the winter.

Excellent thread ladies :thumbsup:

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby clothmama » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:49 am

mine got really bad when I started work nursing earlier this year. The neutrogena stuff usually works but I had been over using the alcohol cleaner and they were in such a state :( it wasn't helping. Then one night I sat in front of the tv and kept rubbing in paw paw ointment and that turned the corner for me. I also got the Aveena stuff and thought that was fantastic and I've not had a problem since!

I'm loving all you mama's making your own - that is amazing! :love:

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Re: Hand cream for VERY dry hands?

Postby MissFrodo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:53 pm

Oh I see lots of options i need to try. I usually go to bed with olive oil rubbed in but well it gets messy :giggle:
Need to try some homemade ideas when we have moved, any advise recipes etc are welcome for my dry cracky eczema skin ;)

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