Lotion recommendation

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  1. SDCyclonesFamily

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    If your hands or feet are in really rough shape, surgeon skin is very effective (kind of spendy but worth it). Use it at night before you go to bed. I also use Olay Ultra Moisture In-Shower Body lotion to help cut down on dry, itchy skin.
     
  2. Sparkplug

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    My spouse is diabetic and can get very dry skin. Limiting caffeine and drinking lots of water helps the most
     
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  3. cmjh10

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    Yeah, but where is the fun in that?

    I have a similar problem OP, so I know your pain. I think I bought Vaseline for men something or other, helps a lot when it gets bad.
     
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  4. StClone

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    #24 StClone, Feb 24, 2018
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    Not a lotion but think about your diet, too. I used to have dry skin and often chapped lips and neither are a problem now.

    I shower a lot also and work in in a tough environment of cold dry air and hands always in chlorinated sanitizer. I had a a nutritionist tell me dry skin can in-part be eased by eating a lot of sources of monounsaturated oils like avocados, walnuts, olive oil and fish*. Also, and it may be very important, take a high quality multi-vitamin**.

    Avoid sugars and refined carbos and try high quality whole grains (they may contain more Vitamin E). Look on line for reliable articles on dry skin and foods.

    *Fish like sardines, salmon and pickled Herring if you like.
    **Check out ratings of vitamins. And maybe add CoQ10, Fish Oil and Vitamin D3 on top of the multi.

    This appears to have worked for me. Something you might consider.
     
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  5. Prone2Clone

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    Nothing like a little Crack Creme.

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  6. Macloney

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    Clinique body butter. Beat stuff in the biz for winter skin.

    Tokyo Milk makes some really nice light hand lotion too.
     
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  7. AngusClone

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    No-crack Super hand cream from Duluth Trading for my hands. Aveeno creamy moisturizing oil for arms and legs. Has worked well for over 2 winters. Farm/mechanic so I'm in and out of of the cold and wash my hands offen with degreasing soap.
     
  8. cycophagus

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    This is an excellent reply, since your diet can make your skin less vulnerable to dryness. Fish is especially important. For those of us without a chef at home, a very good supplement that includes fish oil is one of the Triple Omega supplements. To protect against "fish burps", and to release the oil directly in the digestive tract where it is most effective, I recommend an enteric coating such as is provided by this product from 21st Century:
    Triple Omega Complex 3-6-9 - 90 Enteric Coated Softgels
     
  9. iowa_wildcat

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    BAG BALM
    "This is the best stuff, and I have tried everything for dry, chapped skin and nothing worked...until I bought Bag Balm. I would highly recommend this product. It works wonders."
    - M. Hunter
     
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    O'keeffe's working hand cream. I work outside so my hands get pretty nasty in the winter but this stuff has been working wonders for me.
     
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  12. dafarmer

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    I find it ironic that a lotion thread and the Barnstormer thread are so close on the board.
     
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  13. dafarmer

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    Use O'Keefe after I ran out of bag balm that was probably 50 years old.
     
  14. nocsious3

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    The CervVe cream is very good but as someone with chronic hand eczema, Mustela Stelatopia is the best stuff I've ever used. Just read the amazon reviews.

     
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    Whar Kermit gif?
     
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  16. CprE84

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    I have had eczema / sensitive & dry skin my whole life. Curel has really helped for me and I had tried many different options before settling on it years ago.
     
  17. NWICY

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    O'Keefe's for working hands is good stuff.
     
  18. k123

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    CeraVe and Eucerin both seem superior to usual off-the-shelf for me. Dry hands are my issue.

    I know a lot of people like the "udderly smooth udder cream", which is somewhat hilarious to type but you've probably seen at stores.
     
  19. StClone

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    For hands, O'Keffe's is my go to and do not use body moisturizers. I have stopped using any bar soaps and go with liquid pumps in the shower filled with quality plant-based vegetable oils soap.
     
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  20. StClone

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    CeraVe was developed by a Mayo Clinic associated Dermatologist, I believe.
     

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