Thursday, April 2, 2009
My hands are dry most of the time during winter. It's been happening since I moved out East- itchy to the point of being red with dry crevices cracks running along all the small lines on my hands. I have tried every over-the-counter lotion I can find. For a while Eucerin did the trick but it just doesn't cut it. It doesn't help that when I cook I wash my hands about 10 times. What makes hands dry is lack of oils and so far the best relief I have found is rubbing olive oil on the dry skin. It replaces the oil that is lost through regular washing and brings back the softness. It doesn't itch either. To keep my fingertips clear of oil I pour a little bit of oil at the base of my thumb on the back of my hand and proceed to rub together the backs of my hands. Then I light rise for my fingertips and my hands feel good as new! It's great because it's natural and it's replacing oil. Nothing foreign about that concept!