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Which product is the best anti-crack cream-balm for hands ?

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  • Which product is the best anti-crack cream-balm for hands ?

    For the new year a resolution to have prettier hands.

  • #2
    Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream.
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    • #3
      Working Hands... you'll find it at the hardware store.

      Also mix olive oil and salt to make a paste. Rub your hands with it for 2 - 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fourmares View Post
        Also mix olive oil and salt to make a paste. Rub your hands with it for 2 - 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
        For cracked hands, olive oil and a coarse sugar might be less ... stingy.

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        • #5
          In our house, we love Crabtree & Evelyn's Gardeners' Hand Therapy: http://store.crabtree-evelyn.com/gar47920.html
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          • #6
            I have a lot of experience (20+ years) with this particular issue.

            The best hand cream I've found -- by miles -- is Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Fragrance-Free.

            That said, it's not enough to keep my fingertips from cracking. I take a lot of omega-3 oils daily -- currently I eat about 1/3 cup of flax seed as well as evening primrose oil capsules -- and that seems to keep the problem at bay. If I stop with the flax, my hands start to crack, badly. If I stop with the evening primrose oil, I get eczema around my eyes. (In case anyone jumps in here with attacks on alternative medicine, both of these oils were suggested by my allergy MD.)

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            • #7
              I've had good luck with No Crack Cream (stupid name, yeah, but it really does work, and it smells good!)

              http://www.nocrack.com

              Get both day and night creams. They work very well!

              Kim
              I loff my Quarter horse clique

              I kill threads dead!

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              • #8
                Bag Balm its used for dairy cattle to keep their utter and teats soft but also works great on human hands.
                Quality doesn\'t cost it pays.

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                • #9
                  One thing to avoid if you have eczema is anything with lanolin in it. Lanolin is basically sheep wool grease so if you have any animal allergies this will make things worse.

                  "gloves in a bottle" helps, as does any lotion with lactic acid - lac-hydrin 5 is the lower dose and "amlactin" has 12% lactic acid which helps soften hardened skin. They are not prescription, but you often have to ask the pharmacist for it.

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                  • #10
                    Cheap solution: Corona ointment - takes a while to work in but it's mostly lanolin and works as an antiseptic too

                    More bucks but Great Stuff: Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Creme - a little goes a loooong way. I use it on my heels too after showering and they are nearly post-pedicure-soft
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                    • #11
                      If you do have fingers that get the splits at the finger tips, start being extra digilent in September by using something with Olive Oil in it (straight Olive Oil works well too) and be religious about applying to hands through out every day. Vaseline works wonders on skin (face, hands) and applying vaseline to hands and sleeping in cotton gloves really helps in soak in.
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                      • #12
                        Check the recent "Cracked Thumbs" thread. There were some great suggestions on hand care in that one, too.

                        Weird kitchen hand tip: When you're preparing dinner, rub a little olive oil into your hands like hand cream. Feels good and helps with the dryness!
                        Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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                        • #13
                          Zinn's Crack Cream....

                          Bag Balm is fantastic if your hands are chapped! Just rub it into your hands at bedtime, put on a pair of cotton gloves and in the morning your hands aren't sore....
                          "None of us can move forward if half of us are being held back." ~Anonymous~

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                          • #14
                            If you don't find the particular cream or lotion you are looking for in the pharmacy area try the infant section next to the diaper area.

                            There's also a local soap company here that makes something that I sure many other soap or lotion companies have-a gardener's hand creme that's extra thick and for tough cases. I think you really have to try a bunch of things until you get the right one for you.
                            You can't fix stupid-Ron White

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                            • #15
                              Gold Bond!

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                              • #16
                                Bag Balm at night time!

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                                • #17
                                  Neutrogena hand creme and make sure you thoroughly dry your hands after washing then apply hand creme.

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                                  • #18
                                    hands

                                    Bag Balm here too.

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                                    • #19
                                      I third the Bag Balm, and put gloves or socks on.

                                      Ask me how I figured that one out...

                                      I just noticed Cherry already said that...sorry!
                                      Last edited by spacehorse; Jan. 1, 2009, 11:09 PM. Reason: Didn't read all the posts first! Bad me!

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                                      • #20
                                        Burt's Bees Lemon Balm cuticle cream - smells wonderful! on top of that, Aveno Night Repair cream.

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