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which saves a lot of money on face scrub but isn't entirely desirable. Can someone recommend a shit hot hand cream that doesn't cost a lot (because I'm going to have to buy about a thousand tubes to scatter around the house, the car, at work etc etc etc)
My top tip for very dry hands is to use some moisturisers (anything decent, doesn't have to be expensive) and cotton gloves overnight. Slather on the cream (don't need to rub it in too much), put on the gloves and sleep on it. Makes an amazing difference very quickly.
I'm currently using a bog standard Aveeno oat moisturiser and that seems to be fine.
I recently had a hot cream manicure - bascially freezer bags filled with warm hand cream left on for about 10 minutes. Really helped my dry hands! I wondered if I could recreate this at home - haven't tried yet - however a gently microwaving of a bog standard cream in a bag could just work.....
Hi headfairy. I had this problem until recently- I could hear the crackles as my over-dry fingers caught the filaments on my tights . For me the solution is not the product but the frequency with which I moisturise my hands... here's what I did:-
Put a pump dispenser of hand lotion next to every basin in the house. There are lots of lovely, expensive hand lotions in pump bottles- Moulton Brown etc or you can get a pump dispenser from Habitat, John Lewis etc- anywhere that does bathroom accessories, then fill it with your own lotion. The trick is to have the pump dispenser. I have lots of tubes of hand cream, but with busy toddlers I rarely used it. The pump is so much quicker- <I know that sounds ridiculous>. I have MB in the downstairs bathroom, and a pretty ceramic pump jar upstairs. It was also incredibly satisfying squeezing all the freebie hand cream samples and Christmas smellie creams into said jar .
Oh and use rubber gloves every time you wash up in hot water.
I have a pump of Aveeno in the bathroom, and one of Oilatum in my bedroom which I use after nappy changes. I also like the L'Occitane one and have a tube of that in my bedside drawer, some Sanctuary in the kitchen and something else in the downstairs cloak. Agree that pumps are the way to go, I remember to use hand cream much more often if it is a pump rather than a tube.
Burt's Bees do a very good cuticle butter which is only about £5 for a little tin which will last ages.