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Old 07-04-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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Dry hands HELP!
My hands are so dry. All the special creams and lotions for hands is about $12.00, and my budget just cant take that for another couple of weeks, but my hands need help now! Anyone know of any cheaper hand repair type of creams or lotions that dont cost $12.00?

Thanks! Oh and I hope everyone is having a happy fourth!
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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Mane n Tail Hoofmaker is a good lotion.

I also use/prefer Curel. Just the original one. Try your local Walgreens for either of these. (Walgreens.com has both, too.)

Oh, and Burt's Bee's is a fantastic line of products. (These might be more than the other two).

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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Baby lotion is pretty cheap and really nice too.
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #4
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It may sound odd- but Olive Oil is one of my favorites. I'll take about a 1/2 tsp warm between my hands and massage/rub into my hands cuticles, etc.
If you're on your way to the drug store, check out the Sally Hansen products as well. They have some really rich hand creams as well - and I dont think they are more than $5 a piece.
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:39 PM   #5
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Thanks Ladies, I'll go with this list and see what they actually have (small town).

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Old 07-04-2006, 04:26 PM   #6
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I swear by Avon Moisture thereapy hand cream. It's a bit thick at first but if your hads are dry it soaks in pretty fast. And look on the web it's 1.99!
http://shop.avon.com/avonshop/defaul...oduct_list.asp
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:15 PM   #7
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Definitely olive oil and I use the Walmart knock-off Udder Cream. Works good.

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Old 07-04-2006, 06:51 PM   #8
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St Ives 24 hour Moisture works extremely well. I had a bout of severely dry skin last fall and this gave me the most relief.

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Old 07-04-2006, 09:28 PM   #9
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dry hands
I have very dry hands and I work with patients, so I have to wash them a thousand times a day. I have tried everything, and this is what is finally working for me:

1) Stop using all antibacterial products, including soaps that have it in them. That antibacterial stuff isn't really good for us anyway and i very drying!! I take my own soap to work because all of the dispensers have antibacterial stuff in them. I just bought some Softsoap refill that has shea butter beads in it and it seems really gentle so far.

2) Wash your hands in cool water only. Hot water is really drying to skin.

3) Get some Curel lotion (I like the Original formula best). I have it in almost every room in the house and at work. I love the stuff and swear by its effectiveness to moisturize skin.

Good luck! I know how painful it can be.
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Here's the old fashioned remedy:

Put Vaseline all over your hands, put on some gloves, and wear them overnight.
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