Monday, October 09, 2006
Anybody know of some product out there for severely dry, cracked hands?
Here's my dilemma:
I live in a dry climate. It's only October, but as the winter progresses, with the heater, woodstove, etc. things are just going to get worse.
I do try to hydrate from the inside out and get my 8+ glasses a day.
I'm a regular hand-washer---before, during, after cooking, especially if I'm handling things like raw meat, or chicken, etc.
I'm a good girl and I religiously wash after using the bathroom, even if I didn't get "any" on me.
I've got extra hand washing duty since I'm in school, because I've been following recommendations about washing before and after using the toilet. Maybe it's the industrial soap foam thingy.
I'm not OCD, I'm just a damn cold and flu virus magnet. Before, my kids would come home and infect me with germs. Now I'm walking around in a petri dish.
I've used Vasoline Intensive Care, Jergins, Lubriderm, Eucerin, and most recently Neutrogena Norwegian Formula. The Norwegian Formula is ok, but for some reason (I think it's unscented), the unscent drives me nuts. It makes my eyes water and my nose tingle.
Can anybody recommend a really intensive product that I don't have to put on 12 times a day? I'm willing to slather it on and wear gloves overnight.