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They feel so dry that they are waking me up at night if I forget to moisturise intensively before bed. even when I do my intensive routine, I wake up in the AM and my first thought is, ooof, hands are dry.
If I list all the things I am doing / products I've tried, can anyone who's suffered with this add some suggestions please?
The skin on my hands isn't flaky, red or painful, but feels very tight and looks crepey.
At night, I put a hydrating serum and facial oil on my hands, followed by an intensive hand moisturiser (either Body Shop Hemp or Simple Intensive).
During the day, I apply cream whenever hands start feeling tight. In the past 4 months I've gone through tubes of:
L'Occitane Lanolips' Lanolin cream Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Salve Norwegian Formula Nick Lowe
I've also tried Clarins and Soap & Glory, but these were so crap that I didn't use up the tubes.
I wear rubber gloves when washing up. I don't wash my hands in excessively hot water. I use L'Occitane hand soap to wash my hands. I think my diet is fairly good; certainly my skin generally, is in good condition and not very dry at all. The hand creams I use for the daytime have SPF15/20 in them. I work outdoors a lot, so have always done this.
I'm with you. Clarins and Hope and Glory nice smelling but otherwise useless. Body shop hemp did little for me. my hands aren't red and raw just wrinkly and crepey.On another thread about hands somebody recommended Oilatum cream and somebody else recommended norwegian foot cream. Am trying the Oilatum.
I pinch a bit of my son's Aveeno, he has it prescribed for his eczema. It's a nice light cream that I find soaks in really well, very moisturising. My hands are quite dry & very wrinkly, too many lines, you could say they need ironing. You can also buy Aveeno from Boots.