How to make my hands less dry!
March 7, 2012 9:34 PM Subscribe
What can I do to stop my hands from turning into a scaley, flakey, mess?
posted by Nx to health & fitness (31 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
For work-related reasons, I go, multiple times a day, into places where I must thoroughly wash my hands each time I leave due to public health issues. I also just moved to an apartment without a dishwasher, located in a near-desert climate. Oh, and my sport of choice involves a lot of time in the water.
I've always had dry skin, but my hands are getting out of control. They've turned simultaneously flakey, scaley, and super-dry. I'm moisturizing throughout the day, but that doesn't seem to solve the problem for more than an hour or so (and it ultimately gets kind of gross, after awhile).
Does anyone have any suggestions for actions I could take to minimize damage to my hands or products (different lotions perhaps) that might do a good job? I am already washing dishes in gloves, which, although they don't keep all the water out, do a better job than just doing the dishes by hand without them.