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Old 01-19-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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dry knitting hands....
i have been working on a felted diaper bag for a few weeks now as well as a few smaller wool projects and the result is super dry skin. vaseline intensive care has always fixed the dryness before, but b/c of the winter and the extra use of wool, my hands just soak it up. what do you use to soothe your dry knitting fingers?
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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I usually use something with cocoa butter in it, or even shae butter in it.. Both of them make the hands really soft, or even something with aloe vera in it.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
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Sometimes when the skin is really in bad shape, I put on lotion or cream, let it soak in and then put straight vaseline over it. The vaseline creates a protective layer that keeps the moisture in.

There is also a heavy cream called "Udder Balm" that I have that works well.
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Old 01-19-2006, 03:52 PM   #4
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Crabtree & Evelyn gardner's hand therapy or Aquaphor.

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Old 01-19-2006, 04:16 PM   #5
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Aveeno Daily Moisterizing lotion.. I love this stuff. Use to use Udder Cream but Aveeno is pretty scent free and not greasy.
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:13 PM   #6
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Olay Quench is my wonder potion!! Not smelly at all, which is pretty important to me, and it getse absorbed pretty quickly.
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:32 PM   #7
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I am currently using Bath & Body Works' Skin Repair Healing Body Butter that my sweetie gave me & it is working very, very well. I had been using their Rice Flower & Shea Cream which also works very, very well. It's a toss up between the 2...I think that the Skin Repair line seems to be working better.
I also use a paraffin spa ( Lonnie surprised me with it, too :D ) on my hand, feet, elbows and anything I can get in there! It works well on the skin and helps with aches & pains...so much so that we are on the look out for a brush (perhaps a BBQ brush) that will withstand the hot wax so that we can brush it on my hip & leg! Then, when I'm done with the paraffin I've rubbed my bamboo dpns vigourously between my palms & they seem to soak up the residue that is left over from the wax & become smoother to knit with
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:49 PM   #8
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I really like using Udderly Smooth Udder Cream It soaks in quickly and does not leave your hands greasy at all!
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I usually exfoliate with a sugar & olive oil scrub I can make in my kitchen, and then use 3M's Cavilon lotion. I was using Crabtree & Evelyn's Gardner's Therapy for a while, but something in it was changing the color of a natural yarn I was working with, and the fragrance was making me sneeze, so I stopped using it. I haven't had any issues with the Cavilon yet.
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thanks everyone! you gave me some good choices... hmmmm... now for shopping....
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