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I am looking to see what you guys feel is the best hand lotion.

ive tried Lubriderm and Aveeno so far, and neither is helping with my really dry skin.

my right hand is pretty messed up skin wise. really dry, peels, cracks at times.

any input would be appreciated

-Eric
 
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For years I've used a lotion called Triple Lanolin, either with aloe vera or not. My everlovin' swears by Eucerin cream.

I keep it in every room in the house, and every time I wash hands, I reapply the lotion. Always apply at bedtime . . . hands & feet all get a generous application before I turn in for the night.

It's a neverending struggle to keep skin from cracking, especially during the winter.
 

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Go to your local farm supply store and get bag balm. I have used it for some time and a million chaped udders wouldn't lie about how good it is.
 

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I use a hand lotion I found during my time in Israel. It is made from minerals that come from the Dead Sea. There are two types. One is Ahava and I can't remember the name of the other one.
 

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Around here most drugstores also carry bag balm - in a square green metal box - usually found on the bottom shelf in the lotion section. The stuff works. :)
 

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I'll have to give Bag Balm a thumbs up as I've used it over the years. I do motorcycle & small car custom painting. Always have chemicals drying out my hands. What I do is wash them just before bed, rub some Bag Balm in and put on a fresh set of white cotton gloves. While I sleep the magic works. The next morning my hands are like new.

With that said...I wouldn't recommend Bag Balm to you because it contains petroleum jelly. Anything petroleum related you don't want on your skin, no matter how hard they sell it or how many cows recommend it. What Bag Balm does have in it that helps is lanolin.

Lanolin is a wax that comes from sheep's wool. It's a natural protectant for the sheep's skin and highly prized in the cosmetic world. You can Google 'pure lanolin' and there are several vendors for it.
 

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Last year I got a Vichy hand-lotion from one of my mom's pharmacist friends. Even if it's pretty expensive compared to others, it really is the best, smoothest possible lotion, made with thermal water. You can try it and let me know...
 

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When my hands or feet get bad I slather them with lotion (lately I've been using mink oil...yeah, the kind they sell for leather shoes), slide them into a plastic bag then put on sox (or mitts), and let it soak it overnight. I've usually pulled the mitts off in my sleep...but even a couple of hours helps it to really sink in. Mink oil is too greasy for a daytime lotion but its good for an overnight soak.
 
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