Hands and Cuticles

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.

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I like Weleda body butter
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And Weleda skin food ultra rich cream
[www.weleda.com]

These 2 products are for EXTREMELY dry skin. If your skin is not dry, they will take longer to absorb. They do have lighter versions that I use other times of year.

The best thing I have found to heal my dry skin, especially my feet, are Eco Fin treatments that I've had done at my local salon. Eco Fin is the natural alternative to paraffin wax. They put a cube of Eco Fin inside a plastic mitt that is warmed up. You stick you hand or foot in. Then they put warmers on. You stay like for 15 minutes. Then they massage it around. So heavenly! If you google Eco Fin, you will come across some kits I believe that you can diy at home.

Kim
I like Banana Boat after sun moisturizing lotion and lately tried Cerave skin line my dermatologist suggested.
Revlon has a cuticle softening stick that I really liked but have not been able to find lately at local CVS. Burt's Bees lemon cuticle cream smells really good also. Lately I have been using some CBD cream on my cuticles and it seems to help.
I get regular manicures. My go to hand cream is Gold Bond. I use this throughout the day. My lotion at home after washing my hands is Philosophy.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I like L'occitane and Body Shop, but my new favorite is the Walgreens-brand equivalent of CeraVe.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
I surmise the extra hand dryness is due to so much use of hand sanitizer.
I always wear disposable gloves
when cleaning or washing things. My dds love Bath and Bodyworks. I find their creams leave my hands feeling sticky. A co-worker sells Avon and recommended Silicone Glove. At $6, I ordered a tube along with Skin So Soft.
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?

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. - Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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My hair stylist turned me on to pure coconut oil (solid state). It seems to really help my cuticles.
@Madetoshop wrote:

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.

I have the cure It is a lotion bar that is made from Beeswax, Cocoa Mango, and Shea Butters sweet almond Apricot and Avocado oils. CBD can be added for pain. Great for cracked heels. She will ship for the cost of the Priority Mail envelope. She also does goat's milk soaps. you can PM me for more information. This is her Facebook page. [www.facebook.com]
Vaseline to solar oil...gotta love it!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Hmmm, the solar oil contains vitamin E which I love. The Blossom Rose Petal cuticle oil is applied like nail polish. I am liking it. Used it on my toes today too.
My talons are long gone. I keep them short and now wear clear gel polish.
Yet another new look lol. Now WTH am I going to do with all these lipsticks and glosses? At least my lip balms can be applied before bed.

@Shop-et-al wrote:

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?
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
Talons are big, long, weapons! They are fake, and thick, and can cut through packing tape. Very helpful for merchandising. What. Once, I forgot my little safety scissors, the kind you'd see in kindergarten. I had to do something! If you don't want to look like a grounded eagle (or need to play the organ without clacking like loose dentures), you can have your fakes cut and shaped. But where is the fun in that!?

Solar oil includes avocado oil. It comes in a bottle with an applicator that looks like a nail polish applicator brush.This controls the placement of the oil. The idea is to place it on cuticles, tamp it in, and let it soak in as needed. Presumably, you could give yourself an avocado treatment every time you work with avocados. It would be green, messy, and not as elegant as the oil, but it might be helpful.

If Vaseline did not clog up my nose, I would use that. It is cheap!

@heather shops wrote:

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

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. - Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
_____
Funny SEA. I never thought of my talons as weapons but I guess I could have hurt someone if I wanted to. :-)
Aquaphor. Dermatologists pretty much always recommend this. You can't use it if you are allergic to lanolin. It's 41% petroleum jelly, not 100% like Vaseline.
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