18+ Dry, Chapped Hand Remedies
Every winter I struggle with painful dry, chapped hands -- resulting from the cold weather, my lax hand moisturizing tendencies, endless dish washing, and increased hand washing to combat germs. And it turns out Laurel is prone to the same chapped hand syndrome. I've tried a variety of hand creams but haven't found the perfect one, so I decided to turn to Facebook and Twitter last week to solicit recommendations. And what did I learn? Not only that you people are awesome (actually, I already knew that), but that you people are passionate about moisturizing! Here are the comments I received, grouped alphabetically by brand. Soft, happy hands -- here we come!
Not Just For Babies
You guys? Are totally awesome!
I am totally intrigued by and intend on trying a number of these recommendations, but this week I bought Hydrolatum because: a) I have heard my friend Roxanna sing the praises of this product repeatedly; and b) Jon was making a drugstore run and it seemed like the easiest thing to direct him to (i.e., a single, easily identifiable product, versus asking him to find a particular product within a huge array of, say, Neutrogena products). He was able to find it at our drugstore (at the pharmacist counter) and it's working well on all family members (I have also started wearing gloves when I wash dishes). It's creamier than Aquaphor (which we also like using for pretty much everything!) and does absorb well -- though like any thick cream, you'll be initially sticky before it soaks in.
Note: The products above are linked up via the Boston Mamas Amazon Affiliates account, which I personally find handy for future shopping and visual reference. If you do click through and shop, a (very small) percentage of your sale will come back to Boston Mamas to help with operating costs. Otherwise, you can of course look for these products at your local drugstore or at specialty stores.
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