Harsh, dry winters here. What is your most effective hand cream? I know all about Vaseline and wearing cotton gloves to bed. Not happening here. My latest have been Aveeda, Loccitane, Curel and Nivea. Loccitane has been the best so far. Today I bought a tiny bottle of cuticle treatment with rose petals at Target. No ingredients listed. Got home and saw to pull the bottom tab to see them. It's mineral oil! In the past i have used Burt's Bees for cuticles every so often. It was OK. Have not had a professional manicure since Feb. 2020.
Fun thread! There are no more salon services in my world. They are wonderful and make my hands and nails look good for as much as one day. One unchangeable factor in dryness is working in the early AM in a heated car (it is really darned cold here!) for several hours at a time on most days of the week. Hydrating adequately means numerous pit stops, which interfere with efficient work. Before you ask, I should let you know that this is not the time to switch jobs. What we have is substantially better than what little else is out there.
If I had time, I would use my own pneumatic(?) nail tool set for cuticles. For now, I make do with salt or sugar scrubs followed by cuticle pushing and lotion.
The biggest solution is to have short, unpainted nails. These do not attract attention. No one--except for bored or nutty people-- would ever bother about my hands. They have important things to do, right?
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So what are talons and solar oil? I didn't see where you posted about not wanting to do vaseline. I thought it was cool such an old fashioned item could work on nails/cuticles..... I am retro with a smartphone to catch up on what's going on these days..... lol